Speedneedle + Extralite UL

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nikh
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by nikh

Will the Tune speedneedle work with an Extralite 'The Post UL' seatpost?
I've just discovered the Tune seat won't work with my USE post :? :(
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Florian
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by Florian

Should work fine.

AFAIK the USE posts are the only ones who can't handle the Speedneedle rails.
That's why USE offers a replacement clamp for seat rails >7 mm on request:
http://www.use1.com/alien%20clamp/fitting%20instructions.htm

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Yes... no problems there! Works fine and is REALLY light ;-)

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by nikh

Cheers guys.
I'm going to try and get hold of the larger clamp from USE.
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by nikh

The largest clamp size that USE offers is 8mm my Tune saddle is 10mm!
Any suggestions on a light weight post in size 31.6mm x 350mm to suit this saddle?
I'm guessing maybe Extralite or Tune?
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nikh wrote:The largest clamp size that USE offers is 8mm my Tune saddle is 10mm!
Any suggestions on a light weight post in size 31.6mm x 350mm to suit this saddle?
I'm guessing maybe Extralite or Tune?

It's a pity.
Someone managed to install the SpeedNeedle on an Alien Carbon, so I thought the larger clamps would fit on tune saddles:
http://forums13.consumerreview.com/crfo ... .efc957f/4
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nikh
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by nikh

Thats what I thought but my saddle has an additional layer of kevlar/carbon on the rail which increases the width.
See attached link for a pic.

http://dirtboy.fotopic.net/photo.php?id=1432184
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Actually you can modify the clamp by yourself!
I have the same problem!
I didn't want to do anything on my own, so I think I will buy other post!
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nikh wrote:The largest clamp size that USE offers is 8mm my Tune saddle is 10mm!
Any suggestions on a light weight post in size 31.6mm x 350mm to suit this saddle?
I'm guessing maybe Extralite or Tune?


A Tune seat post will be compatible I guess :lol:

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nikh wrote:The largest clamp size that USE offers is 8mm my Tune saddle is 10mm!
Any suggestions on a light weight post in size 31.6mm x 350mm to suit this saddle?
I'm guessing maybe Extralite or Tune?


The Tune seatpost will indeed work with the Tune saddle (as you would expect...) -- and I happen to have one for sale! Specs:
* 31.6mm diameter
* 340mm length (Tune's seatposts come in either a 340mm or a 420mm length)
* Silver
* Used but in like-new condition (9.5/10)
* 195g real weight

I'm asking $68 for it (plus shipping). Let me know if you're interested.
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nikh
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by nikh

If only it was in black :? and I just had some parts anodized in black too :evil:
The price you pay for playing with exotic parts :roll: 8)
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