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A different seatpost and saddle for my Alan Carbonio (what do you guys think?)

Old 08-05-12, 10:00 PM
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A different seatpost and saddle for my Alan Carbonio (what do you guys think?)

Before:


After:



The original seatpost that came with the frameset was a Shimano 600 aero seatpost. It was a very nice seatpost and of high quality as only the Japanese can make for its price range, but it was lost on the "all Euro" build I was trying to accomplish with the Alan, so I finally found the Gipiemme Chronosprint aero seatpost in a 25mm diameter a couple of weeeks ago. I first tried it out with the Concor saddle, but the black accent of the seatpost which I mostly got it for seems to get lost under the dark Concor saddle, so I switched it for my white perforated Turbo I was using on my Peugeot. Seems to work/balance out better with the white bar tape and the black acccent on the upper portion of the seatpost is also more noticable. Also lost about 30+ grams with the new post.

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Old 08-05-12, 10:03 PM
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Now you just need some white perforated leather tape to match the Turbo. That's a pretty insane bike that looks fast just sitting there.
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Old 08-05-12, 10:12 PM
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OK the bike is never going to look anything but awesome either way but to me I would keep the black Concor.
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Old 08-05-12, 10:22 PM
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Fantastique! I definitely like the updated look and the turbo has added french cache being the iconic saddle of the badger.
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Old 08-05-12, 10:36 PM
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Loveee itttt. I agree with the white perforated tape comment though.


25mm posts are so hard to find! any good sources other than the 'bay? I need one for my KG86
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Old 08-05-12, 10:37 PM
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for 'after'. I mean, it looks brillian either way, but these things are relative, right?

In keeping with the theme of a simultaneously popular thread this evening, may I ask what levers you have on there? I don't recognize them, but I don't recognize much, truth be told...
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Old 08-05-12, 10:39 PM
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After. Go with the salt and pepper.
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Old 08-05-12, 10:40 PM
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Nice update!!!! I love Turbos - my ass, not so much.
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Originally Posted by mikemowbz View Post
for 'after'. I mean, it looks brillian either way, but these things are relative, right?

In keeping with the theme of a simultaneously popular thread this evening, may I ask what levers you have on there? I don't recognize them, but I don't recognize much, truth be told...
Levers are what came standard with the Weinmann Delta calipers mounted on the bike....they are holliow backed and quite light for aero levers.

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White perforated Turbo and Gipiemme seatpost for sure. So pretty and different. Really no choice. Must not be any non-European on that bike.
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After. Go with the salt and pepper.
I don't know... that Salt N Pepa look is a bit too 90's for my taste
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Such a beautiful build! I vote for the new seat post.
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Nice update! I like!
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Old 08-06-12, 02:15 AM
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Thanks for the input guys!, new seatpost and white Turbo saddle it will be then!
I wasn't even expecting to find such a different seatpost, but I kinda knew it was the right one to put on the bike to match the headset, and all the other black and silver accents on the bike. when I saw it for audtion at eBay.....
And thanks Schnibop!, wouldn't be what it is without the great frame you sold me!

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I like it - and that's a cool alternative seatpost.

BTW, PM sent regarding the "missing handlebars" on your Line Seeker.

Are you transferring the Concor to the LS, then?

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Originally Posted by Drillium Dude View Post
I like it - and that's a cool alternative seatpost.

BTW, PM sent regarding the "missing handlebars" on your Line Seeker.

Are you transferring the Concor to the LS, then?

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Hi DD,
Nah,...Concor's going back on the PSV where I had it last year. Good thing about Concors is, they feel good if you have the right shaped rear end for them and they look good on pretty much any C&V bike because of its racy rakish looks. I have a Selle Italia Daytona (Regal copy) on the LS right now, It might stay there cause it looks right, but I never rode on it yet, so it could be just a place holder for the re-build, I'm thinking it might eventually be replaced by a Brooks Swallow or Swift to be more period correct.....I'll get back with you with a PM about the bars.
BTW DD, the Kevin King wheelset I got from you really fell into place into this build. All these things things we collects just sometimes seem to be made for each other. Thanks!

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I really like the Gipiemme seat post. I guess I am the only one that likes the black saddle the best. Both look good, I just don't usually like white saddles.
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As Homer would say, "Yes,oh yes!" White perforated Turbo and Gipiemme seatpost is a winner. I simply love your bike.
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I like the second look.
Looks more like something Hinault would ride.
The black/white balance is nice.
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Just started my eBay search for the Gipiemme 25.0 seat post for my Alan. Looks great!
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Originally Posted by mkeller234 View Post
I really like the Gipiemme seat post. I guess I am the only one that likes the black saddle the best. Both look good, I just don't usually like white saddles.
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I like the perforated Turbo on there; the extra white balances out the tape. Gorgeous -- though it was gorgeous before!
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