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Old 09-02-07, 03:53 PM
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saddle rail width

my new saddle's rails are too wide for the seapost clamp, is there any way around this or do i need to stick with the saddle that does fit the post?
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new seat post?
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I'm having this problem. Will messing with the screws do anything? I just bought a Specialzed Road Comp Saddle (stock from a Langster). I have another in a different color that fits my seatpost. Could the rails have bent? Is this fixable?
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Sounds to me like something is bent. AFAIK, rail width is a standard measurement unless you're using a saddle for a straight post with a specialized rail clamp.
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Try squeezing the rails between your fingers, any flex?
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there are more than 2 widths.

standard: specialized, thomson, brooks, etc.

someone ****ed up: selle italia

carbon rails: requires special oversized clamp.
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I had a Sugino seatpost that had a weird width. No idea what was up with it.
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How much too wide is it?

I've installed several saddles in which the rails seemed either a little too wide or a little too narrow. In every case I man handled them into place on the seat post clamp and everything was fine. Never had a saddle rail break.
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