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I’ve never seen a seatpost like this

Old 07-03-24, 11:19 AM
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I’ve never seen a seatpost like this

I normally associate seat posts without clamps to be a sign of cheap.

milled
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aluminum!!


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Looks great, the tough part would be finding a nice clamp. I have one made from two Ideale clamps; partly the alloy parts for the clamp for the alloy-railed Ideale saddle, and the other parts in steel to fit round rails. I have never weighed it, not sure what that plus an alloy straight pot would add up to, and +/- versus a micro adjusting post.

Must admit, never seen a fluted one, great find.
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any markings that indicate what brand (when you pull it out)?
Is that an Asian-made Norco, Tange #5 w/a nutted rear hub?
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Fluting on seatposts is, of course, a Bad Idea.
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[QUOTE=unworthy
Is that an Asian-made Norco, Tange #5 w/a nutted rear hub?[/QUOTE]

wow
yes
good eye.

I’ll pull the post out after lunch
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Funny, I just donated an exact copy of that post to the Buffalo Co-op. 27,.2mm IIRC.
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Looks like the Strong Arm posts I have.
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I have a very thin walled stainless straight post which is exceptionally light. I wish I could find a similar steel post with a decent integrated clamp.
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Originally Posted by oneclick
Fluting on seatposts is, of course, a Bad Idea.
Yes, except in this case I doubt the fluting will ever be low enough (inside the seat tube) to where it can make any mischief!
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Originally Posted by PhilFo
I have a very thin walled stainless straight post which is exceptionally light. I wish I could find a similar steel post with a decent integrated clamp.
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You mean like a Campagnolo Chorus seat post?


~240 grams if memory serves.
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Originally Posted by oneclick
Fluting on seatposts is, of course, a Bad Idea.
Not if used in a properly sized frame.
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Brompton makes (made?) a very $$$ saddle clamp. It uses brass/bronze friction discs, so it is infinitely adjustable.

Other than that, the best ones are the style that have internal clamp supports, so it doesn't notch/crush the seatpost.
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Sigh
i was wrong on the size

its 26.6

who does that??

yes, its a Strong

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Originally Posted by Robvolz
I normally associate seat posts without clamps to be a sign of cheap.

milled
fluted
aluminum!!
my old 1980 Bike Warehouse catalog shows that Reg was selling a similar seatpost....


high resolution

No idea whether this is your post or not.

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An 82 Trek 412 I acquired did come with the shape of your Strong and minus the flutes. It is in size 27.2.
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That post use to be the standard way to mount a saddle. This assembly includes a Brooks clamp.



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Originally Posted by wschruba
Brompton makes (made?) a very $$$ saddle clamp. It uses brass/bronze friction discs, so it is infinitely adjustable.
Interesting; do you mean this one: CLAMP ? I see it offered on various websites... no one mentions weight.
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