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Author:  J-Nice [ Fri Jan 23, 2004 6:04 pm ]
Post subject:  Lightweight seatpost/skewer advice...

I need help with these 2 items. The skewers do not need to be quick release but I am looking for real world reliability and I am not really aware of what is out there besides the Mavic ones. I looked on the Bold Precision website and if I am not mistaken his lightweight seatposts are not to be used for everyday riding, only for race days, which makes me wonder about such a product. Maybe someone who has purchased and used his stuff can better explain this because hisseatposts looks nice and I am looking forward to replacing my USE Alien carbon seatpost with something of similar weight but better ease in adjusting.

Author:  Weenie [ Fri Jan 23, 2004 6:04 pm ]
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Author:  Ye Olde Balde One [ Fri Jan 23, 2004 6:16 pm ]
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J-Nice wrote:
I need help with these 2 items. The skewers do not need to be quick release but I am looking for real world reliability and I am not really aware of what is out there besides the Mavic ones. I looked on the Bold Precision website and if I am not mistaken his lightweight seatposts are not to be used for everyday riding, only for race days, which makes me wonder about such a product. Maybe someone who has purchased and used his stuff can better explain this because hisseatposts looks nice and I am looking forward to replacing my USE Alien carbon seatpost with something of similar weight but better ease in adjusting.


I like FRM QR's, they are light and they work properly.

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Author:  jim [ Fri Jan 23, 2004 6:47 pm ]
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j-nice, for skewers, i recommend the use ti qrs. if you're familiar with the old nukeproof ti qrs, these work in the same way. you twist one side, which ultimately tightens the wheel to the frame / fork. i have considerable miles on these, and they've been great.

for posts, i just obtained an extralite the post ul. in the 360mm x 27.2mm size, the post came in at 158gm, and this is alloy, not carbon. cutting the post down a little will trim futher weight. this post is a work of art. clamp mechanism is almost the same as the one in the pic that the old bald dude posted. quite a few manufacturers are using this clamp design. it works, and it's light.

check it out at http://www.extralite.com

Author:  mises [ Fri Jan 23, 2004 7:38 pm ]
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In case you have budget constraints, the Performance Q-stix Ti are cheap and work well. Mine were within a gram or two of the 79g claimed weight. Can be had on sale for $20 a couple times a year (if you use ebates.com you can get 3% back too).

Author:  Eric W. [ Fri Jan 23, 2004 7:44 pm ]
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For the post there is nothing but the Moots. Comes out at 193g but is indestructable! More comfort is offered by the Lay back model. For skewers consider tune (www.tune.de) light and really good working.

Author:  Frankie - B [ Sat Jan 24, 2004 12:01 am ]
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how about a AX liteness seatpost and (of course) tune skewers.

Author:  Superlite [ Sat Jan 24, 2004 12:19 am ]
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I use the USE Ti Spin Stix, only 56g and personally I prefer the twist design, seems easier to remove and put on.

For a seat post I like the Easton EC 90. Only 152g, all carbon. Supposidly very strong and long lasting, but we'll see in a few years how it's holding up. and in addition to all that it's just pimp. :wink:

Author:  KB [ Sat Jan 24, 2004 9:32 am ]
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WR Compositi's carbon post is very nice and very easy to adjust and approx 155 grammes. Just about to get a pair of Spin stix TI skewers, so am glad that Superlite gave them a good wrap. Good value for the weight.

Author:  Joel [ Sat Jan 24, 2004 12:31 pm ]
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What about a Thompson Masterpiece? For the skewers you can look at the FRM and Extralite

Author:  cadence90 [ Tue Feb 03, 2004 8:49 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Lightweight seatpost/skewer advice...

SpinStix are nice but I don't think they work on Breezer style dropouts, can't spin 'em. Again on Breezer, Tunes, like any outboard lever skewer, can only orient in certain axes.
FRM, Extralite, WR Compositi all seem good to me. I think the WR are beautiful, but very hard to find here (US) and they don't respond to my email requests for foreign sale.

J-Nice wrote:
....I looked on the Bold Precision website and if I am not mistaken his lightweight seatposts are not to be used for everyday riding, only for race days, which makes me wonder about such a product....


Has anybody here actually used the Bold skewers? I didn't see on his website that they're race only....he wrote me that they're fine for even a big rider like myself (180#), but I haven't bought them yet, mucho $$$.

The Bold post is a jewel, Moots too, if you're really nuts check out the Schmolke SL, mucho x mucho $$$!
http://www.schmolke-carbon.de/carbon/ca ... _c_uk.html

Author:  spytech [ Tue Feb 03, 2004 9:00 am ]
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i was considering the schmolke seatpost, how much is it?

Author:  cadence90 [ Tue Feb 03, 2004 9:26 am ]
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220,83 Euro + 59,70 Euro shipping, (ouch, same shipping even on one or multiple items) from ShockBike (w/o IVA (tax) since you're in US.
http://www.shockbike.com/
under "reggisella"
maybe contact Shmolke or PoshBikes?

Author:  Joel [ Tue Feb 03, 2004 12:26 pm ]
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[quote="KB"]WR Compositi's carbon post is very nice and very easy to adjust and approx 155 grammes. Just about to get a pair of Spin stix TI skewers, so am glad that Superlite gave them a good wrap. Good value for the weight.[/quot

The weight for the seatpost is claimed for 25mm. I have the Pinarello seatpost, it looks like it is just the same, but it comes in 31.0mm for the Prince frame and weighs 199gram for 250mm, so I think the post will weigh around 175g for the 27.2mm diameter.

Author:  KB [ Tue Feb 03, 2004 1:28 pm ]
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Joel

On another subject. Can you still get the old hairnet type of helmet? I like cutting edge bikes, but retro clothing. This is the black shiny type that my heroes (Merckx and de Vlaeminck) used to wear.

Also, is the WR Compositi stuff easy to get hold of in Belgium? We have no distributor in the UK anymore.

Author:  Weenie [ Tue Feb 03, 2004 1:28 pm ]
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Author:  cadence90 [ Tue Feb 03, 2004 4:54 pm ]
Post subject:  WR Compositi

Is WR Compositi available anywhere????
Dave Lloyd's out of that biz and the WR website seems semi-shutdown.
Anybody have any tips?

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