Risk using seatpost over stop line

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Helmutti
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by Helmutti

mate wrote:I have 2 friends with 695...
You can find a guy who works with carbon and he will make the seat-tube in height you need. It will be great if you have the piece which was cutted
It should not cost more then 50 euros and here our guy make it so good nobody can find where it was putted together


No I don't have the cutter piece and I don't see how the longer seattube can repaired and still look nice.

Is there any saddles out there that doesn't look shit?
Does any have the hight on e.g fizik arione?

Btw how much to you stretch your legs?
I stretch till I only have approx. 10• left.



Regards Helmutti / Lars

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HammerTime2
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by HammerTime2

This is an official product and solution from Look. It did not exist when 595's first came out, and perhaps not that many people know about it.
HammerTime2 wrote:I am not saying that this will necessarily be a good solution, but you can consider the Look "RePost"
http://www.lookcycle.com/en/us/route/accessoires/rsp.html
http://www.lookcycle.com/en/us/route/accessoires/rsp-r5.html .
I'll leave you to look into it further.

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Rick
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by Rick

Quick attempt at some analysis:
Using Roark's formulas for stresses in a thin-walled tube (seatpost), with a concentrated radial load (seat clamp) at 2.5" from the end, all stresses due to the clamp have fallen to 1/100th of the stresses at the clamp when only .5" away from the clamp.

Helmutti
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by Helmutti

HammerTime2 wrote:This is an official product and solution from Look. It did not exist when 595's first came out, and perhaps not that many people know about it.
HammerTime2 wrote:I am not saying that this will necessarily be a good solution, but you can consider the Look "RePost"
http://www.lookcycle.com/en/us/route/accessoires/rsp.html
http://www.lookcycle.com/en/us/route/accessoires/rsp-r5.html .
I'll leave you to look into it further.


I looked at it and it is an possibility but at a price if 300$ in us means that with shipping and taxes that it is just too expensive. I will look other ways for another frame. Simply it either becomes too expensive or too complicated with seat heights and limited as well.

Such a shame.


Regards Helmutti / Lars

DJT21
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by DJT21

Perhaps a silly suggestion, but do you know your optimum seat height?

Perhaps what you think is optimum is actually to high? Could you try it lower and see how you get on?

Helmutti
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by Helmutti

DJT21 wrote:Perhaps a silly suggestion, but do you know your optimum seat height?

Perhaps what you think is optimum is actually to high? Could you try it lower and see how you get on?

Nope I don't to be honest, but that is my consideration as well if I can ride it lower without loosing anything.

Would you recommend it and how do I find my optimal hight?


Regards Helmutti / Lars

Scott!
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by Scott!

I have an older Arione and it measures about 5.5, I don't know if they've changed over the years, I got mine in '07 or so.

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