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Old 12-16-11, 04:14 PM
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SCARY seat post

Was looking for a seat post for my Ironman in 27mm and came across this Campagnolo Nuovo post. Looks like when it breaks you can lay on the side of the road and bleed to death. Item # 140662365562

For the much more computer literate, could some one post a link. I am not the computer wizz-bang type.
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Old 12-16-11, 04:23 PM
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It looks more like a surgical instrument than a seat post. Weigh in, Drillium Dude...



http://www.ebay.com/itm/140662365562...fvi%3D1&_rdc=1
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Old 12-16-11, 04:24 PM
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Whoa.... "Hasn't broken in almost 40 years so I don't think it will."

Ok then, no need to worry!

Heres the link:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/140662365562...#ht_720wt_1061
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that looks like it needs a sword attached to it
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Old 12-16-11, 04:28 PM
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that's a whole lot of stress risers. I wonder if it makes any cool sounds when the wind blows through it while riding? lol.
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Old 12-16-11, 04:31 PM
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Originally Posted by jbkirby View Post
It looks more like a surgical instrument than a seat post. Weigh in, Drillium Dude...


thats crazy cool. i wish i had something to use it on id buy it right now.
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Old 12-16-11, 04:41 PM
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It would be cooler if they'd removed all the material inside the ribbons, leaving just a basket weave.
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It looks asymmetrical to me.
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Originally Posted by mkeller234 View Post
It looks asymmetrical to me.
That's so the wind can hit the right pitch. Ever see someone play the flute? They don't blow directly into the hole.
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Thank you jbkirby.
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Old 12-16-11, 06:34 PM
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THAT'S going to hurt going in.
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Strangely attractive - I think it's the lack of symmetry and it works. A little cleaning up of a couple of the round drillings and that would do it for me.

The seller is a heavy-hitter and a reliable, all-around good guy up here in Seattle: Bob Freeman of Elliott Bay Bicycles, home of Davidson Custom Bicycles. He's always got some neat esoterica. He brokered the garage-find R.O. Harrison and Holdsworth Whirlwind for Alex Moll.

If this wasn't so short, I'd call Bob up myself and see if he would end the auction early and sell to me

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That be super handy on rides where you have to make some impromptu coleslaw.
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Old 12-17-11, 06:27 AM
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That is, without a doubt, the ugliest seat post I have ever seen. The workmanship seems off, also. Asymmetrical or just sloppy? None the less, I marked the page and I want to see what this seat post will fetch on Ebay.
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I actually think it's really very nice looking. I'm not sure that I would ride it, but I disagree with those who think it's ugly or sloppy. To each their own, eh?
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Looks like part of a Victorian "lady tickler".
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I have a drilled record post and they have a LOT of meat to them.

The wall thickness at the thin point I bet is still 3 times as thick as a modern Thompson.
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The milling looks much less off center when viewed from the side.
Personally I think it's interesting, I sort of like it but no way I'd
ride it.
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Nothing polarizes the masses like Drillium

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Not an easy part to machine for sure. The ends make it look like it was done as a side cut or with some type of chisel tool..
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I'd ride it. The metal looks thick, and I only weigh 150lbs. Now, if I weighed 50lbs more then no way I'd sit on that.

But even what it's at now, $36, is too much for me, and it wouldn't really look good on any of my bikes.
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I was racing during the drillium era, and used to joke that you could stroll a criterium course at the end of the day and gather up a sackful of broken Campy bits. That was an exaggeration, but there was some truth to it too.

So I think a post like that might be fun for an all-drillium wallhanger, but experience is telling me not to ride it.

Oh, and I agree with the folks who point out that this particular example doesn't exactly represent the highest level of the art...
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I have just the bike for it. On the watch list.
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I like it and for $36 it is worth it for the parts alone
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I have just the bike for it. On the watch list.
Your bike has a bunch of off-center holes in it too?
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