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Siu Blue Wind 07-14-07 11:20 PM

I'm jealous!!
 
Jon is getting a Moots seatpost before I am!!! Bastid. :mad:

AND a Salsa seatpost collar. Pfft. He's turning OCD on me.

EDIT: P. OCP. Not D.:rolleyes:

efrobert 07-14-07 11:23 PM

Your Moots didn't come with a Moots seatpost?

Siu Blue Wind 07-14-07 11:24 PM


Originally Posted by efrobert
Your Moots didn't come with a Moots seatpost?


I just bought the frame. The Moots seatpost and stem were all separate components with separate prices. ;) I really couldn't go past my $2200 budget...even though I did.


seatpost: http://www.moots.com/store-indivdisp...ium+Components

stem: http://www.moots.com/store-indivdisp...ium+Components

*See prices at bottom of links :eek:

Pheard 07-14-07 11:28 PM

Oh shush. :p

I'm getting you a diamond encrusted moots post for your birthday next year. I've been saving my pennies.

Pheard 07-14-07 11:34 PM

Hey wait. I'n not ocp. :(

I'm Ocr.

Original colors of the rainbow.

x136 07-14-07 11:40 PM

Original colors of the the rainbow, eh? I don't recall a P in ROYGBIV...

Pheard 07-15-07 01:35 AM

Honestly, I wonder if the Ti seatpost is worth it. I mean I read tons of reviews where people loved it, that the seatpost significantly smoothed the ride out and soaked shocks. Also lots of people complained about the clamp, it's not a bolt clamp, it has to be pried for the seat to fit in. But comparable to a say thompson seatpost which is significantly less in price is it worth it? I'm changing my seatpost out because I don't want a carbon post, I KNOW I'm overtightening, and I'd prefer not to have shards of anything in my ass.

bikingshearer 07-15-07 03:34 AM

Siu & Jon:
Be sure you both know what, if anything, you should be smearing on the new seatposts before inserting them into the seat tube. Alloy posts going into steel frames get greased to make sure they don't bond/sieze up in there. But, as Jon so kindly pointed out in another thread, because I am a total curmudgeon/Olde Phart/luddite/retrogrouch (pick the perjorative term(s) of your choice) :D , I have never had occasion to find out what, if anything, one should do to prep a Ti post that's going into either a Ti or CF frame.

Siu, call your nephew and ask him whether to grease, yes or no, and if "yes," what to use.

Jon, ask the LBS where you bought your bike. Don't make a call on this without asking someone who really knows - if you grease when you shouldn't or vice versa, it has the potential to cause you a real problem. It may only be with aluminum alloy or CF posts that it matters, but I don't know and I doubt you do, so ask the Pros From Dover before you inadvertently do something wrong.

Both of you, do a search in the Mechanics/Maintenance/Repairs forum (I can't remember it's actual name, but it isn't hard to figure out.) I'm pretty sure I've seen such discussions there, although I obviously didn't pay that much attention - just enough to know that you guys both need to ask the questions and there's a good chance that the answers will be different for the two of you because of the different frame materials. If a search brings up nothing, post a thread asking - and be prepared for 25 different responders posting about 37 different opinions. But definitely do some homework on this - the frame you save could be your own.

Siu Blue Wind 07-15-07 05:47 AM

Thanks for the tip, and reminding us about it, Bikinshearer!!

But ehhhhhhhhh..... I'm not able to get one. My nephew put a seatpost that he felt was sufficient enough for my needs. I realize it's a great seatpost but mainly I got the bike for the geometry and the ride of the metal. Plus to me, spending that much for a seatpost or a stem is kinda........well, not necessary right now. My bike is complete and perfect the way he has it set up. I'm VERY happy and satisfied with the way it is right now.

In regards to what you should use - I know that on the frame, my nephew used anti seize, not your regular grease. And if anyone should know about the Moots, it would be him. ;)

wolfpack 07-15-07 06:06 AM

not sure about Ti seatposts, but i do know you don't grease CF seatposts if you've got CF frame, as i do...

Siu Blue Wind 07-15-07 06:27 AM

Please excuse me for my ignorance (I'm learning here) but is it because the grease will breakdown the composite? I know that you grease or anti seize metal to metal so it doesn't have a chemical bond but does it hurt to grease CF? (although you don't need it?) I understand some greases can be harsh to certain compounds like rubber.

polara426sh 07-15-07 06:45 AM

It'll cause the seatpost to slip.

Taerom 07-15-07 06:52 AM

C'mon Jon, don't you have more important things to spend your money on? :rolleyes:

Pheard 07-15-07 12:16 PM


Originally Posted by Taerom
C'mon Jon, don't you have more important things to spend your money on? :rolleyes:

No... well.. ummm.. yea no.

Who has something better to spend their money on than bikes? Get out you traitor!!!!! :rolleyes:

edit: interesting though, I've never heard of greasing a seatpost, ever. None of my seatposts are greased, and they are all Al going into Al frames. I would think grease could do something to the raw CF on the inside of the seattube if I was to grease it. But really, first I actually need to buy the moots seatpost, right now it's just an idea, not sure if I'll pull the trigger or not. I need the money first.

Taerom 07-15-07 04:22 PM


Originally Posted by Pheard
I need the money first.

That much money should be easy to get. Don't eat for a month, you'll save lots of money.

Siu Blue Wind 07-15-07 04:59 PM

You HAVE the money, remember????

catatonic 07-15-07 05:49 PM

Just get a Thomson Elite setback post...$90 and still awesome for mountain or road....I've never saw the need for exotic materials for seatposts, I've found the saddles themselves to be springy enough to absorb the shock.

roadfix 07-15-07 05:57 PM

Congratulations on your seatpost purchases. The Moots seatpost is a classic just like the old Litespeed seatpost. Similar clamps, sometimes a b1tch to slide the rails in but they're very nice seatposts. Enjoy..:)

Siu Blue Wind 07-15-07 06:02 PM


Originally Posted by catatonic
Just get a Thomson Elite setback post...$90 and still awesome for mountain or road....I've never saw the need for exotic materials for seatposts, I've found the saddles themselves to be springy enough to absorb the shock.

Hmmm..... Food for thought perhaps? :p

I'm just glad that I went the route I did. My nephew did good on taking care of his auntie.:love:

catatonic 07-15-07 06:05 PM

Yep, maybe it's my weight...but I've found that a decent saddle has enough flex on top to be reasonably comfortable.

....given my old fave, teh Specialized Alias, uses titanium rails...but I didn't feel the difference in those rails and the rails in the Specialized Avatar....I just liked how the Alias had almost no padding....padding tends to just shift the pressure to softer tissues, which was rather unpleasant for me, so even my mountain bike saddles are minimally padded (SDG S7000 for mountain).

Pheard 07-15-07 06:09 PM


Originally Posted by catatonic
Just get a Thomson Elite setback post...$90 and still awesome for mountain or road....I've never saw the need for exotic materials for seatposts, I've found the saddles themselves to be springy enough to absorb the shock.

Yea but is the thomson Ti? and does it look as sleek and sexy as the moots? I think not good sir.

snowy 07-15-07 06:09 PM

Wow, I can't believe how much you two are roadies now :) HEE HEE. Kidding. Its so cool that your both into your bikes :)

Siu Blue Wind 07-15-07 06:11 PM

Hey, not me. Talk to Jon. I ain't gettin' all into it. Yeah I admitted on somebody's thread that I'm a roadie kinda sorta a lil bit but I'm a mountain biker at heart. You won't see ME wearing no clipless. No way no how. Nope.

Pheard 07-15-07 06:16 PM

Nahuhhh. I'm building this clown bike as a spit in the face to all the OCP full kit wearin' roadies. Plus I ain't no roadie. I'm a mtbiker. G'day.

Siu Blue Wind 07-15-07 06:27 PM

Clown bike? I thought it was a rainbow bike.


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