HOT: Active* forum members generally gain 5% discount at starbike.com store!
Weight Weenies
* FAQ    * Search    * Trending Topics
* Login   * Register
HOME Listings Blog NEW Articles FAQ Contact About




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 14 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: Alpha Q Prolite Seatpost
PostPosted: Tue Mar 29, 2005 8:35 pm 
Offline

Joined: Sat Nov 13, 2004 4:41 pm
Posts: 150
Location: Hong Kong
who know True Temper Alpha Q Prolite Seatpost??


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Alpha Q Prolite Seatpost
Posted: Tue Mar 29, 2005 8:35 pm 


Top
  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed Mar 30, 2005 12:47 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Mon Aug 30, 2004 12:47 am
Posts: 496
Looks very easy adjust clamp and claimed weight for 250mm are 130 grs.
I thinking in use it on my new CAAD 8.Anybody can tell if the Aliante Carbon saddle will fit fine with it :?:


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed Mar 30, 2005 5:11 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Sun Dec 14, 2003 1:52 am
Posts: 1610
Is it actually available anywhere?
For so long it was only listed, but not in production, and now I can't even get the link on the TrueTemper site to work.
Does anyone have a detailed photo of the clamp/head?

_________________
"Gimondi è un eroe umano, che viene sconfitto ma che continua la sua corsa fino a tornare a vincere." - Enrico Ruggeri


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed Mar 30, 2005 5:22 am 
Offline

Joined: Wed Feb 18, 2004 10:19 pm
Posts: 108
My scale is accurate only +/- 5 grams, but my Pro Lite post weighed 135 grams. The clamp is easy to use. The only downside is that it doesn't look as cool as my Easton EC90 post. But I think the AL clamp will be better in the long run than the carbon clamp on the EC90.

-Andrew

toko wrote:
Looks very easy adjust clamp and claimed weight for 250mm are 130 grs.
I thinking in use it on my new CAAD 8.Anybody can tell if the Aliante Carbon saddle will fit fine with it :?:


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed Mar 30, 2005 5:30 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Sun Dec 14, 2003 1:52 am
Posts: 1610
Andrew, do you still have it?
Can you possibly photo the clamp/head?
Where did you buy it?
Thanks.

_________________
"Gimondi è un eroe umano, che viene sconfitto ma che continua la sua corsa fino a tornare a vincere." - Enrico Ruggeri


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed Mar 30, 2005 4:12 pm 
Offline

Joined: Wed Feb 18, 2004 10:19 pm
Posts: 108
I still have it. I will try to get a picture.

I bought it from QBP (I work at a shop), so you should be able to buy it from any decent bike shop.


cadence90 wrote:
Andrew, do you still have it?
Can you possibly photo the clamp/head?
Where did you buy it?
Thanks.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: here can buy
PostPosted: Wed Mar 30, 2005 4:57 pm 
Offline

Joined: Sat Nov 13, 2004 4:41 pm
Posts: 150
Location: Hong Kong
http://smartbikeparts.com


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed Mar 30, 2005 5:01 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Sun Dec 14, 2003 1:52 am
Posts: 1610
Thanks Andrew. I would appreciate it.
Thanks rothshek.
Does anyone know if this post has a weight limit?

_________________
"Gimondi è un eroe umano, che viene sconfitto ma che continua la sua corsa fino a tornare a vincere." - Enrico Ruggeri


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sat Apr 02, 2005 5:21 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Mon Sep 20, 2004 4:01 am
Posts: 22
Location: Thornton, Colorado
Mine lasted 2 rides before the head self destructed. Very poor design. I do weigh 185lbs so I might be too heavy for it.

Luckily I bought it from Performace 3 or so months ago, so I could return it for a full refund. I now use a Selcof MC-03, much better design.

_________________
In Progress:
Calfee Dragonfly Clearcoat/Ferrari Red
Campy Record 10 Group
Reynolds Stratus DV-UL Wheelset
Easton EC90 SLX Fork
FSA Pro Elite Compact Cranks
Ritchey WCS Stem
Zipp B2 OS Bars
Selcof MC-03 Seatpost1
Selle Italia Carbon SLR Saddle


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri Apr 08, 2005 7:03 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Sun Dec 14, 2003 1:52 am
Posts: 1610
Are there any other updates/experiences on this post? I'm still interested.
ottodog, what happened? The head snapped or the bolt?
Is the head carbon or alloy? I wish someone could post a close-up photo....

_________________
"Gimondi è un eroe umano, che viene sconfitto ma che continua la sua corsa fino a tornare a vincere." - Enrico Ruggeri


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri Apr 08, 2005 5:13 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Thu Jan 13, 2005 4:22 am
Posts: 132
Location: Madison, WI
The head looks way too smal, To me anyways......
Image

_________________
BURN YOUR LEGS, NOT OIL!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sat Apr 09, 2005 2:33 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Mon Sep 20, 2004 4:01 am
Posts: 22
Location: Thornton, Colorado
cadence90 wrote:
ottodog, what happened? The head snapped or the bolt?....


It uses a single bolt type clamp. I tend to sit aft on my saddle when climbing. The pressure caused the lower clamp piece to deform enough that the serrations the hold the saddle angle stripped out. The failure caused the saddle to point straght up. Not totally a catastrophic failure, but definately a failure. The clamp pieces are very lite-weight, so there is alot of fore-aft (nose up and down) play in the saddle. If you tend to move alot on your saddle, I would look elsewhere.

Hard to explain clearly, guess i should have taken a pic.

_________________
In Progress:
Calfee Dragonfly Clearcoat/Ferrari Red
Campy Record 10 Group
Reynolds Stratus DV-UL Wheelset
Easton EC90 SLX Fork
FSA Pro Elite Compact Cranks
Ritchey WCS Stem
Zipp B2 OS Bars
Selcof MC-03 Seatpost1
Selle Italia Carbon SLR Saddle


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sat Apr 09, 2005 2:38 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Sun Dec 14, 2003 1:52 am
Posts: 1610
No, I understand, thanks.

Is the head carbon or alloy?

I do wish I could see a close-up, but even the stock photo Paco posted shows a pretty minimal head...that whole end looks pretty under-engineered. I don't think I'll be buying it, too bad.

And the seatpost link no longer works for me on the True Temper site; maybe they have discontinued it?

_________________
"Gimondi è un eroe umano, che viene sconfitto ma che continua la sua corsa fino a tornare a vincere." - Enrico Ruggeri


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
Posted: Sat Apr 09, 2005 2:38 am 


Top
  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sat Apr 09, 2005 2:48 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Mon Sep 20, 2004 4:01 am
Posts: 22
Location: Thornton, Colorado
cadence90 wrote:
Is the head carbon or alloy?


Alloy, and very lite-weight. Too bad because it did weigh 132.4g.

The Selcof is working much better. :lol:

_________________
In Progress:
Calfee Dragonfly Clearcoat/Ferrari Red
Campy Record 10 Group
Reynolds Stratus DV-UL Wheelset
Easton EC90 SLX Fork
FSA Pro Elite Compact Cranks
Ritchey WCS Stem
Zipp B2 OS Bars
Selcof MC-03 Seatpost1
Selle Italia Carbon SLR Saddle


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 14 posts ] 


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Baidu [Spider], Bing [Bot], Google [Bot], Google Adsense [Bot], Herb5998, kolarzyk and 44 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  

   Similar Topics   Author   Replies   Views   Last post 
There are no new unread posts for this topic. Alpha 340 wind sensitive?

in Road

fitty4

8

919

Fri Mar 14, 2014 10:09 pm

fitty4 View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. AX-Lightness Alpha weight limits ??

in Road

roadiesean

3

805

Sun Mar 09, 2014 8:59 pm

xsport View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. Changing Seatpost

in Road

pyscho

1

307

Mon Jul 28, 2014 4:53 pm

fa63 View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. remove Di2 sleeve in seatpost

in Road

PoorCyclist

3

537

Tue Jul 08, 2014 2:16 am

ms6073 View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. 31.6 Road Seatpost with setback

in Road

boots2000

12

1257

Tue Mar 11, 2014 8:26 pm

petepeterson View the latest post


It is currently Mon Dec 22, 2014 1:48 pm

All times are UTC + 1 hour




Advertising   –  FAQ   –  Contact   –  Convert   –  About

© Weight Weenies 2000-2013
hosted by starbike.com


How to get rid of these ads? Just register!


Powered by phpBB