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 Post subject: Time VXRS question
PostPosted: Tue Feb 28, 2017 4:59 pm 
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I recently bought a Time VXRS frameset with translink seat tube (integrated seat post). Unfortunately the previous owner was a bit smaller than me and therefor the translink has been cut too short. I was advised to cut the Translink until 2 cm above the seat/top tube lug and insert a normal seat post in order to obtain the right saddle height.
Question now is whether a slot in the top part of the seat tube is required. According to forum member Havana who owns a VXR with normal seat post no slot is available in the frame. Does anybody know what to do? Many thanks in advance.
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 Post subject: Re: Time VXRS question
PostPosted: Tue Feb 28, 2017 10:02 pm 
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i am afraid i canno answer your question (though if no notch in another one then copy that i suppose).

however can you provide some feedback on the bike once you are up and running with it? i am very interested to try out a time and am scared off the older ones due to some feedback regarding a flexible front end.

thanks and good luck with your seat post.

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 Post subject: Re: Time VXRS question
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 Post subject: Re: Time VXRS question
PostPosted: Tue Feb 28, 2017 10:46 pm 
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Do you have the 2 bolt seat clamp? I believe with the 2 bolt clamp you don't need a slot. One bolt clamps the post and the other one clamps the frame.
You might even be able to just leave the mast at its current length and just insert a slightly longer post instead of the current stubby one.


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 Post subject: Re: Time VXRS question
PostPosted: Wed Mar 01, 2017 12:03 am 
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however can you provide some feedback on the bike once you are up and running with it? i am very interested to try out a time and am scared off the older ones due to some feedback regarding a flexible front end.


I wouldn't be scared of Time. A few Times have passed through my hands and what always impresses me is the quality of construction.

I have a VXS (2007ish) and it is a fine bike. I really enjoyed my time with it though it hangs in the garage now. My only real knock on the VXS was that it was too smooth and a little dead feeling. It was designed to be a Boonen Paris-Roubaix bike and they put extra vectran in the layup to dampen vibrations. It really is a minor fault because it does soak up the road in a way that you feel you could ride it all day. The handling on the Time is also fantastic.

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 Post subject: Re: Time VXRS question
PostPosted: Wed Mar 01, 2017 6:53 am 
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SBirch wrote:
Do you have the 2 bolt seat clamp? I believe with the 2 bolt clamp you don't need a slot. One bolt clamps the post and the other one clamps the frame.
You might even be able to just leave the mast at its current length and just insert a slightly longer post instead of the current stubby one.


Thanks for your comments everyone.

I think you are right. The wider bottom part is supposed to clamp the frame and the top part the seat post or insert, with an individual bolt for each part. I do have that clamp, but according to the www they are prone to break when overtorqued. The VXRs I have seen on the web have a regular seat post collar so I guess that should be possible as well.

The sales person of Time in the Netherlands advised to cut the ISP instead of leaving it on. Not sure why though. I will ask that.


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 Post subject: Re: Time VXRS question
PostPosted: Wed Jun 21, 2017 2:06 pm 
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The VXRS is ready! I have ridden it now for 75 km and I think it is a great bike. Steering is fast and a bit nervous and this might explain peoples perception of the bike being not very stiff. I think it is fine as I can drive perfectly with my hands loose and descending at >60 km/h was fine.

I use a regular seatpost (300mm) in the translink. Despite the extra weight of this post I think this prevents problems with the translink tube that have been reported.

Only thing I worry about is the clearance of the rear tire (Schwalbe One 25c) with the seat tube. Really close and not ideal. Will change for a 23c tire to see if is better.


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 Post subject: Re: Time VXRS question
PostPosted: Wed Jun 21, 2017 5:07 pm 
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Looks really nice, thanks for the report!


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 Post subject: Re: Time VXRS question
PostPosted: Wed Jun 21, 2017 5:22 pm 
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You might be able to get a longer seatmast that isn't a seatpost for the bike.

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 Post subject: Re: Time VXRS question
PostPosted: Wed Jun 21, 2017 5:33 pm 
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Beautiful bike. The frame is a classic!

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 Post subject: Re: Time VXRS question
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bought one too recently...amazing bike!
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 Post subject: Re: Time VXRS question
PostPosted: Fri Jun 23, 2017 7:46 am 
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 Post subject: Re: Time VXRS question
PostPosted: Fri Jun 23, 2017 8:25 am 
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Very nice m4k1!


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