Check out this clamp. It has an interesting red insert that perhaps reduces the stress at the bolt. I have some Woodman components and their quality is top notch.
That Woodman looks nice, and their stuff, in general, seems very well-made.
The dog did it. Look at that face. Looks at those ears! Guilty conscience...
She's impressive. Monitors everyone in the house and, when she's confident no one is looking, silently sneaks into the kitchen to counter surf.
It's not the first time we've seen it on an aluminum post and it's not exclusive to Tune or the cappy (though we have seen it once or twice exactly like this on a cappy).
Thanks, madcow. That adds credence to my suspicions.
Tune stuff seems to have lots of issues. Seen probably 2 dozen broken seat collars over the years, stem faceplate crack, the old hubs used to creak, and the carbon MTB bars crack on the ends just by thinking about them. Seems part for the course. Carbon-Ti, on the other hand, seems to offer products around the same weight but that don't fail.
Hey, @KWalker. You still riding a Hi-Mod? Carbon-Ti does, in fact, make some great stuff. They don't have good distribution in the US, but I've been running their (really light) skewers for 7 years without issue. Thought about building up some wheels around their hubs. Haven't yet looked at toppers from them...
I had a topper made from MCFK to spec. light and better than the bulky IF one that came with the Factory Lightweight.
Now *there's* a fantastic idea. MCFK makes great stuff. I only have a topcap from them on this bike, but I've been impressed with their quality on other parts.
Thanks, all, for the input. Huge help.