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Old 03-20-07, 10:54 PM
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QR seat clamps...

They all basically the same ? Or does one stand out amongst the crowd and just Blow the others out of the water. Should ride like a new bike once I get one.
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Old 03-20-07, 10:57 PM
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Salsa comes to mind. Smooth-acting, elegant-but-simple design.
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As dminor said, Salsa is good stuff. I'd also add Hope. Two Hope seatclamp collars in my stable, and I prefer them over the Salsa clamps now.

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Old 03-20-07, 11:17 PM
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help me out: whats the biggie over seat clamps? they all have the same basic idea right? u clamp... as long as its tight - its good right?

or is it the deal over design, weight and quality?
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Old 03-20-07, 11:22 PM
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Design/smoothness of the action for me. I've used some Specialized ones that are cutesy with a neat-looking shape and the logo on the end - - and hard on my thumb.

Others are just plain sticky and don't cam smoothly.

I like Salsas and the stock Yeti one that came on my ASX. Don't know about Hopes; have to check them out.
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Design/smoothness of the action for me. I've used some Specialized ones that are cutesy with a neat-looking shape and the logo on the end - - and hard on my thumb.

Others are just plain sticky and don't cam smoothly.

I like Salsas and the stock Yeti one that came on my ASX. Don't know about Hopes; have to check them out.
The Hope stuff has a nice little brass cam/bushing that everything slides on. I like the action better than the Salsa setup; some of the Salsa cams I'd had in the past, the little plastic bushings got quite chewed up.
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AS stated above, the hopes are by far the best

1. they come in any color or size
2. they have a brass instead of nylon bushing that never wears and is oh so smooth
3. they are still relatively cheap
4. they have a nice ball on their tip so you cant spear your leg in a crash or not so smooth pedal stroke (Which I have experienced and can verify really does suck).
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better make sure it is light weight.
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I'm liking the Hope Unit, as others have stated, it's very smooth in action. And I like the look of it...

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I current use Salsa, I think its really good. I want to try out Hope later on but they are expensive.
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Originally Posted by Pete Fagerlin
Some designs are less thigh-friendly than others.

hmmmm human flesh...
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that chunk of skin looks gross. how the hell did that happen?
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Originally Posted by fubar5
that chunk of skin looks gross. how the hell did that happen?
You should see the d00d's leg
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You should see the d00d's leg

i don't think i want to.
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Is it just me or does that almost look like a NECK?

I know once somebody tells me it will be obvious, but what part of the leg is that?
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Originally Posted by nmn25
Is it just me or does that almost look like a NECK?

I know once somebody tells me it will be obvious, but what part of the leg is that?
Inner Hamstring slightly above the knee I would assume
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With a bend like that (th eleg in the pic), that means it would have come seriously close to some tendons.
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