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Old 12-06-06, 10:24 AM
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+1 Thomson

I have a few friends who traded their RF for Thomson. They last forever.
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Old 12-06-06, 10:44 AM
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It kills me how Hank's camera always tells the truth.

Now you just stay away from my wrinkles!!!
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Old 12-06-06, 11:17 AM
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That was hillarious! I'm so tired of hearing "Thomsons last forever". I can kind of understand why people obsess over King hubs, because they're pretty complex bits of machinery.

A seatpost, OTOH, is just a pole with a clamp. After a certain quality level, longevity is just not relevant. Now if people were to acknowledge other, more valid reasons such as aesthetic appeal, peer pressure or the obsessive need to upgrade...
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Old 12-06-06, 01:12 PM
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I will go with Thomson for sure. RaceFace is ok but not as good. Just don't go with Easton. You might want to check out KCNC!
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Originally Posted by R. Danneskjöld
Hmmm...
Wow, you have a picture for everything don't you?
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Old 12-06-06, 01:36 PM
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The name race face sounds better so go with it.
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Originally Posted by womble
.... is just a pole with a clamp.
yeah, but they are sometimes not much more money. in addition, from the few post brands i have seen, or the many i have seen online, the thomson appears to have a "stout" mounting clamp. in fact, measurement wise, they do.
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Old 12-06-06, 02:44 PM
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Originally Posted by womble
That was hillarious! I'm so tired of hearing "Thomsons last forever". I can kind of understand why people obsess over King hubs, because they're pretty complex bits of machinery.

A seatpost, OTOH, is just a pole with a clamp. After a certain quality level, longevity is just not relevant. Now if people were to acknowledge other, more valid reasons such as aesthetic appeal, peer pressure or the obsessive need to upgrade...
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Actually it is engineered differently. The inner diameter is actually ovalised to stop flex. (yehaw, a post that doest bend)

The clamp is quite a bit more stout, and just from personal experience, I have broken or bent every seatpost I have ever owned. Except for the 3 thomsons which still sit in my bikes.
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Old 12-06-06, 02:50 PM
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Originally Posted by R. Danneskjöld
Hmmm...
That post is still usable isn't it?
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Old 12-06-06, 05:35 PM
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All seat posts will bend/break given enough force. I much rather have it bend like the pictured Thomson than shear off and leave a jagged edge.
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Old 12-07-06, 04:22 AM
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yeah, but I dont want to spend my mom's money too much, so I am now calculating the shipment costs of Sette APX seatpost, its shipment to Malaysia and tax
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Old 12-07-06, 07:19 AM
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Originally Posted by Maelstrom
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Actually it is engineered differently. The inner diameter is actually ovalised to stop flex. (yehaw, a post that doest bend)

The clamp is quite a bit more stout, and just from personal experience, I have broken or bent every seatpost I have ever owned. Except for the 3 thomsons which still sit in my bikes.
I guess it makes sense for some people, 'specially if you've had posts break. As I only weigh 140 and ride XC, flexing/breaking has never really been an issue for me.
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Old 12-07-06, 07:24 AM
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i buy thomson.

then i say "okay then, i guess i got that f**kin seatpost thing covered"

and i move on.
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Old 12-07-06, 12:58 PM
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I have a Thomson post on all three of my bikes and I will tell you why.

1) Strong - I bent three posts before I was recommended a Thomson. I balked at the price, but I have never bent a post since.

2) Aesthetics - They look pretty and have an excellent adjustment mechanism.

3) Customer Service - I didn't tighten the adjuster bolts before a race and lost one bolt during the race. Fortunately I did not lose anything else. I called Thomson the following Monday and they sent me not one, but two new bolt assemblies because I probably damaged the remaining bolt. THEY DID THIS FOR FREE AND I HAD THEM FOR THE NEXT WEEKEND. You can buy those same bolts for $6 at a lot of shops.

You can't beat that.
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Old 12-07-06, 03:05 PM
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Originally Posted by KonaRider24
Thomson, really no debate there.
+2, and Id weigh them at the shop cause claimed weights are just that.
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Old 12-08-06, 10:17 AM
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Thomson is absolutely standard issue equipment. Race Face is Chinese made crap.
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Old 12-08-06, 10:34 AM
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Thomson is good I know, but RF is NOT a Chinese made crap
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Originally Posted by Moishlashen
Thomson is absolutely standard issue equipment. Race Face is Chinese made crap.
Who issues the Thomson standard equipment? I've never been issued any...every bike I have ever purchased has just had "Chinese made crap."
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Old 12-08-06, 10:42 AM
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agreed , my stock cranks are Chinese made crap, so far I only know Specialized whom offer Thompson as their standard seatpost
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It is standard issue for people who know what quality is. I have had a RF xy seatpost fail, deuche headset fail, turbine cranks fail all prematurely. RF was quality when they were making their stuff in Canada but now all of it is made in Taiwan. What this means is a lot of Canadiens lost their $20/hr factory jobs to a country with serious human rights issues and does nothing to improve quality of life for their people. Some of the Chinese made stuff is good quality but that is not the point. You can keep your head in the sand in your own little world but I feel good knowing that when it is possible everything on my bikes comes from a 1st world country.
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Originally Posted by Moishlashen
It is standard issue for people who know what quality is. I have had a RF xy seatpost fail, deuche headset fail, turbine cranks fail all prematurely. RF was quality when they were making their stuff in Canada but now all of it is made in Taiwan. What this means is a lot of Canadiens lost their $20/hr factory jobs to a country with serious human rights issues and does nothing to improve quality of life for their people. Some of the Chinese made stuff is good quality but that is not the point. You can keep your head in the sand in your own little world but I feel good knowing that when it is possible everything on my bikes comes from a 1st world country.
You post suggests you are familiar with neither Raceface, nor Taiwan.

If you are going to get into geo-political activitism, a refresher in geography and politics might be a good start.
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Not to mention economics.
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Bring it on
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Just what I thought. Leave weak little comments but nothing too substantial to prove that I am for the most part right.
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Never leave out that little "for the most part" parachute. You're either right or wrong. If you know that you're "for the most part" right and not "for the WHOLE part" right...why say something you know is wrong? Because it makes for a more dramatic delivery?

I would buy Thomson over Raceface to support the USA too...that's not the point nor an argument that I intend to engage in. But please tell the truth if you know the truth. If you know most of the truth, but are just filling in the hazy spots with color...then tell the truth with little blanks like this______where you intended to lie but decided to do the right thing.

Oh BTW, I'm just kidding, heehee. See, check out this thread: http://bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=250534&page=2
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