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Old 05-12-10, 12:34 PM
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Next time I go to Italy...

I am going to eat a huge plate of Alfredo. Then I'm going to find that little engineer who invented the two-bolt Campy seatpost and I'm going to take a MASSIVE dump on his grave. I will then urinate on his headstone. If any of his family are still alive, I will urinate on them too. I hope that evil motherscratcher is rotting in Hell for all the hell he has caused here on earth.
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Old 05-12-10, 12:38 PM
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Dude, just get a 10mm closed end wrench and call it a day!
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Old 05-12-10, 12:47 PM
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This one: https://buy1.snapon.com/catalog/item....re&dir=catalog
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Right there with ya, buddy.

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Don't hold back...tell us how you feel. I'm not saying that seat post is the easiest to work with, but there are worse things in the world...like French 7mm seatpost binders.
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Old 05-12-10, 02:41 PM
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Careful where you aim. Land is such a precious commodity in the urban areas of Italy that most remains are stored in communal mausoleums.
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Old 05-12-10, 02:46 PM
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One thing that makes a good bike mechanic great is he has the right tools for the job. In this case, it's not even a paticularly specialized tool. Get one, use it. When you need them, don't complain, buy them.

In its day, that seat post was light years ahead of anything else on the market. It remains a top notch piece of kit.
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Old 05-12-10, 02:58 PM
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Originally Posted by dudeona3V View Post
I am going to eat a huge plate of Alfredo. Then I'm going to find that little engineer who invented the two-bolt Campy seatpost and I'm going to take a MASSIVE dump on his grave. I will then urinate on his headstone. If any of his family are still alive, I will urinate on them too. I hope that evil motherscratcher is rotting in Hell for all the hell he has caused here on earth.
I agree with this statement. Those pieces of garbage aren't worth their weight in scrap aluminum. I switched mine out for a $6 seatpost and I am much happier with it.
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Old 05-12-10, 03:12 PM
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It's a piece of something alright, but I wasn't going to say "kit." And thanks for the advice. I do in fact have the proper tool. Doesn't make it any less a piece of kit, especially when dealing with a relatively narrow Brooks Pro. While I agree that it is better than what came before it, I wouldn't go as far as to say light years ahead. SR (as in Sakae-Ringyo, not Super record) knocked the kit out of it when they came out with the one-bolt rocker design just a few years later. Yeah, I know, It's SR, and I myself probably wouldn't build an otherwise Campy bike with SR, but even Campy realized what was truly light years ahead and eventually adopted it for later Super Record. Other than clinchers, it really is my only complaint and I'm stickin' to it.
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I have no problems or complaints with mine, wasn't difficult at all to work with when I threw my Turbo saddle on it.

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Old 05-12-10, 07:02 PM
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Mine wasn't too bad, although it took me years to get it unstuck...
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Old 05-12-10, 07:34 PM
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Originally Posted by big_heineken View Post
I agree with this statement. Those pieces of garbage aren't worth their weight in scrap aluminum. I switched mine out for a $6 seatpost and I am much happier with it.
I'll happily pay $6 for any that folks here would like to get rid of
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Old 05-12-10, 07:43 PM
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That is funny. I just enjoyed dealing with one yesterday. Nothing like tightening 2 bolts 1/4 turn at a time for what seems like an eternity. Nice looking seat post though.
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Originally Posted by dudeona3V View Post
SR (as in Sakae-Ringyo, not Super record) knocked the kit out of it when they came out with the one-bolt rocker design just a few years later.

IIRC, I would say it was more like ten years later.

P.S. - Don't forget the TP when you go. otherwise, things could get pretty "kitty" for you.
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The old Record post may be a PITA to adjust, but it is infinitely adjustable and once you get it right it's golden evermore.

If anyone has any they'd like to unload, please PM me.
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The proper tool is a ratcheting box wrench, made by a variety of tool vendors. I bought a whole set of craftsman ratcheting box wrenches a few years ago and they are my favorite wrenches...they make cake out of putting a saddle on a two-bolt seat post. Splitz1, I'll trade you just about any seatpost you want for that one you're flipping off...
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Originally Posted by mparker326 View Post
That is funny. I just enjoyed dealing with one yesterday. Nothing like tightening 2 bolts 1/4 turn at a time for what seems like an eternity. Nice looking seat post though.
I have used these posts for almost 30 years and have never put a wrench on the front bolt. Adjust the front with your fingers while leaving the back loose and then tighten down the back. Done.

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Originally Posted by KonAaron Snake View Post
Don't hold back...tell us how you feel. I'm not saying that seat post is the easiest to work with, but there are worse things in the world...like French 7mm seatpost binders.
If your going to deal with french bikes, your going to need a 7mm wrench or two

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I have used these posts for almost 30 years and have never put a wrench on the front bolt. Adjust the front with your fingers while leaving the back loose and then tighten down the back. Done.
This technique works well for me too
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Originally Posted by prettyshady View Post
If your going to deal with french bikes, your going to need a 7mm wrench or two



This technique works well for me too
The problem was finding one...easier said than done. I eventually got it at Via.
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Bend a cheap thin stamp steel open end wrench and no more fighting with the saddle. You could find them at quality door hardware places. they are use to adj pocket doors.
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I might have one. I have to dig through my magic bin. I think it mught be a Grant sport instead of NR.

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This is one of the few moments when I can say that the OP speaks the truth.
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I have used these posts for almost 30 years and have never put a wrench on the front bolt. Adjust the front with your fingers while leaving the back loose and then tighten down the back. Done.

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....and here I thought I had discovered a super simple solution!
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The old Campy two bolt seat post is my favorite. Though it might be a bit difficult to set up, it offers the finest tilt adjustment encountered, by me, so far. For those who wish to sell their Campy two bolt seat posts, for the value of scrap, I will buy all that you can send my way.
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The OP's statement is staggering in its immaturity.
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