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Old 12-12-06, 02:14 PM
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Originally Posted by chelboed
He doesn't need your back. I wasn't slamming him...more of a playful nudge. I guess I forgot the tee heee teeheee and after the post.

We forum'ers must be very careful in our placement of words. A happy line could be seen by someone in a bad mood...to him it would look angry. (that was a real masterpiece, eh?)

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It's all good. I know he doesn't need my help. The lack of a smiley didn't help me pick up your sarcasm.
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Old 12-12-06, 02:16 PM
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The comments listed along with the seat post "study" are interesting. There are quite a few posts at 100%, but they conclude that the Syntace blows everything else away. Hmmm.
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Old 12-12-06, 02:51 PM
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The graph is only long time loading (fatigue?), not total loading (up to 4000 N, just shy of 900 lbs.). Working enough with the Germans, I'd be suspicious even if the testing was done in an "independent German” lab.

Anyway, we don’t know anything about how the test was conducted, how much seat post was exposed, ect. So ultimately, we don't know what the test really shows.
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Old 12-12-06, 02:55 PM
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Thomson and Syntace have stronger posts than each other!!! Look, Thomson is the strongest (according to Thomson)

The Thomson seatpost has a clamp, head, and upper tube strong enough to withstand 350 foot-lbs of torque. The tube will start to yield and bend at the seat tube clamp at about 250 foot-lbs of torque. Remember all brand-x posts we tested flew apart at less than 150 foot-lbs of torque. Under severe impact the Thomson seatpost would bend slightly and allows the rider to come to a safe stop or finish the ride. The ride could continue.

Over double the fatigue life of any other production models we tested. The tube and head of the Thomson seatpost are integral-machined from one single piece of high strength 7000 series aluminum. The head is not pressed or bonded in. This allows for superior strength and minimum weight, allowing higher strength at low weights.

The Thomson seatpost design incorporates a bending fuse to prevent catostrophic failure. All brand-x seatposts we tested - every one of them - failed in catastrophic failure with the seat and clamp components - and sometimes pieces of the tube and head - flying off in all directions. This type of failure would dump the rider.
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Originally Posted by chelboed
He doesn't need your back. I wasn't slamming him...more of a playful nudge. I guess I forgot the tee heee teeheee and after the post.

We forum'ers must be very careful in our placement of words. A happy line could be seen by someone in a bad mood...to him it would look angry. (that was a real masterpiece, eh?)

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You're funny
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Old 12-12-06, 05:00 PM
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Originally Posted by mtnbiker66
Wooohooooooo!!!!

And you, you just crack me up!
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Old 12-12-06, 07:08 PM
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He's funny looking too
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Hello, I have not read all the posts on this thread..there are quite a few! I have bought a new Thomson elite and a masterpiece (2 dif. bikes). neither of which are cheap.. The masterpiece is sooooooo very much lighter than the elite...but I am a bit scared to put the wrench to it...It is so thin! (and I hope Strong). The Elite is nice...but Masterpiece is beautiful! The company does not lie. I feel the rider has alot to do with how the seat post can break.It depends onthe type and direction of load and forces that the rider ,exerts on the post. Some will break here and some there. I for one have never broken one. I have friends perhaps abit heavier, break them all the time. I have used a cheapo for a long while with no problems. It is not even that heavy. If you have some money to burn get the best...if not you could be better off spending the money somewher else. Sam
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Haha, anyway In the US, I dont think you guys will feel USD35 expensive but here in Malaysia it will costs ya about RM123, thats not including import Tax and shipment, I was overwhelmed when I found out a sette seatpost costs 20bucks but the shipping is +40 bucks to total I will need to pay USD60 (RM211) so I prefer my sis order it there and bring it back for me or I can ask her to mail it ( I wonder if they will tax a seatpost send though mail?)
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Originally Posted by wheelhot
Haha, anyway In the US, I dont think you guys will feel USD35 expensive but here in Malaysia it will costs ya about RM123, thats not including import Tax and shipment, I was overwhelmed when I found out a sette seatpost costs 20bucks but the shipping is +40 bucks to total I will need to pay USD60 (RM211) so I prefer my sis order it there and bring it back for me or I can ask her to mail it ( I wonder if they will tax a seatpost send though mail?)
What's the average salary of someone living in Malaysia?
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Not sure, my father is a self-made business man, so his earning varies but I believe its RM2-5k
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That is why we suggest you buy a seatpost at your local bike shop. They are bound to have an affordable seatpost available.
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Si, maybe I have a look around when my bike went for its first month maintenance.
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