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PostPosted: Fri Dec 07, 2012 9:07 am 
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Hello guys

Am I the only one with this problem?

Here are 2 different seats;
- SPECIALIZED TOUPE and
- SELLE SAN MARCO CONCOR CARBON

Now I have SPECIALIZED ROMIN EVO PRO and the same story. Actualy I try it for 15minutes and then give it a look, and there was already sign on the seat from the(I don`t know how should I call this thing, because I am no good English speaker), "Al-circle holder" in the top of the seatpost, but fortunately wasn`t torn yet.

Now I have sand horizontaly this "Al-circle holder", so there is now only half of the circle and now is ok, but looks ugly........Sorry I don`t have the picture, yet.

I must say the position of the seat is in the middle of the rails, so no extremes here

My LBS say I am the only one with this problem and that I sit so strange. I was on RETUL fiting with Toupe and now with Romin.


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 07, 2012 11:08 am 
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In the politest possible sense -

What do you weigh please?!


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 07, 2012 12:04 pm 
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between 66-70kgs


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 07, 2012 12:57 pm 
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It looks like your saddle has a short rail to top measurement.


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 07, 2012 1:10 pm 
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Is your saddle level? Cause it looks like pointind downwards.

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 07, 2012 1:24 pm 
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That's really strange. I've not come across anything like that before.

You'd be best getting you LBS to take it up with Specialized directly now you've got lots of pictures as a reference point?


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 07, 2012 1:28 pm 
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Ok toupe yes, but now I have the same as yours accept it is EVO and the saddle was still touching till I sand it


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 07, 2012 1:32 pm 
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yes it is not level in this picture, because it was just puted on, to take a picture

ROMIN EVO PRO which I have now is 2% pointed with nose down(nose to top).....I will take a picture when I come home


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 07, 2012 3:38 pm 
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Here are the pictures

I believe everything is setup normaly


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 07, 2012 3:46 pm 
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Had this same issue with my Prologo Scratch Pro TR only I couldn't even get it mounted. Switched to Thompson Masterpiece and gave the post to a teammate after his cradle split. That post just doesn't work with some saddles.

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 07, 2012 4:04 pm 
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but 2 of these saddles are their own- SPECIALIZED


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 07, 2012 4:21 pm 
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it looks like a very easy mod to grind off the upper part of the forward clamp where it contacts the saddle cover. While I don't have one in front of me, if I am seeing the part correctly, the piece to be ground off contributes nothing to the strength of the part, and would gain you 3-4 mm of clearance.


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 07, 2012 4:43 pm 
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if you zoom the last picture, you will see that I already did that.
But I needed to damage 2 saddles and spent couple of hundreds euros to figure that out


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 07, 2012 5:10 pm 
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Contacted my mate inside speccy HQ UK.

His reply to your situation:

"Umm I've never heard or seen that before, that seat post type has a big clamp, I think the poster may have a early production of both parts. I would change the post for the side clamp option or give them a carbon saddle".

Speccy are SUPERB for warranty issues, it's something they fully pride themselves on, so if i were you, i'd get everything back to the LBS and get it sent back to Speccy for them to sort it out!?


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 07, 2012 5:18 pm 
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Thanks

TOUPE is already at my LBS, but I love my EVO and it doesn`t exist in any stronger option than PRO


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