Aluminum insert inside Wilier Cento1 seat tube

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Cento
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by Cento

Is anyone tried not to use this insert on your cento? is it safe?it saves me 30gr and I make sure my stubby post is not overtight,,any thoughts?,,Thanks

http://www.flickr.com/photos/23860888@N06/4954249541/

passione
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by passione

please do NOT not insert it! if you do, you will definately void all warranty claims on the frameset. I'd suggest looking for a light stubby post, instead of saving 30g and finding great grief when you find the tube crimped.

there have been quite a few people posting light alternatives to the stubby Ritchey? just search on weightweenies!

cheers,
Passione

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SLAKKIE
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by SLAKKIE

30gram oh that is a lot but why?
don't do it !


Cento wrote:Is anyone tried not to use this insert on your cento? is it safe?it saves me 30gr and I make sure my stubby post is not overtight,,any thoughts?,,Thanks

http://www.flickr.com/photos/23860888@N06/4954249541/

Cento
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by Cento

I actually need to lower my seat at least 5mm,by taking off the insert it lowered down 3mm and shreaded 30g..Im also wondering if all ISP like scott addict comes with an insert as well?.


[quote="SLAKKIE"]30gram oh that is a lot but why?
don't do it !

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TlM
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by TlM

Kicking this up.

The Addict doesn't have an insert, atleast mine hasn't.

The Addict has thicker carbon at the clamping area than the cento superleggara, but the superleggera a wider diameter seatpost.

On another forum some bike tech claimed that the insert on the cento was only needed when clamping the stubby very high with very little seatpost left.

Some other views on this 30gram saving quest? :)
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theremery
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by theremery

Sort your length out then have a few wraps of extra carbon laid in.
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Updated: Racing again! Thought this was unlikely! Eventually, I may even have a decent race!
Edit: 2015: darn near won the best South Island series (got second in age
-group)..woo hoo Racy Theremery is back!!

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Method01
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by Method01

The alu inster/shim you can see here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hk4IUSDKTlg#t=129. Does it have to be inside your seatpost? Because I just bought a Cento1 SR frame and there was no aluminium part with it.

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