Thanks a lot. Finding a place to buy the connector pin was the real issue. I was planning on trimming the post anyway, and using the excess to create the cradle. Looks like I might have to break out more than the dremel to make the connector pin though. What did you use?
Funny.....I was exactly with the same questions a couple of weeks ago, I even created this desperate post looking for help: viewtopic.php?f=3&t=117321
Tired of searching I walked into home depot and found my solution!
$5 for 40" 3/8 rod.
take a look at the final result:
But learn from my mistakes: when you drill the rod, make it as a slot so the bolt have room to change angle, not only 90 degrees, you will probably need to have that adjustment when installing with the saddle.
As pictured, very good weight for a 34.9 post. BUT! I would add a reinforcement extra tube inside at the head, from bolt to cradle to make sure the carbon can withstand the amount of pressure when tightening bolts. So far mine is ok, but I have noticed a small gap under the connector pin with mean the carbon is suffering a little bit to hold the pressure. Make sure to have something SAFE at the and.