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beanbiken
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by beanbiken

Can be repaired DIY. There was a thread sometime back showing the same type of damage being repaired. At least worth a thought.

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Coffee & carbon

DarkerxHalf
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by DarkerxHalf

sychen wrote:
Thu Nov 15, 2018 9:52 am
Thanks for the fast reply mate..

Being in Australia, it's not worth the bother to send it all the way around the world.

Thanks for the confirmation. Happy to keep using it. Was thinking of putting some duct tape across that wing but will probably damage my bibs in the long run.

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Seeing as your in australia if you want it recovered send it off to Busyman Bicycles, he can sort you out, any finish you want too!
2018 Cannondale CAAD12 Custom (RIP)
2018 Cannondale Supersix Hi Mod (Coming soon)
2018 Cannondale Synapse SE Apex (Ex-Commuter)
2019 Trek Crockett 5 - Flatbar converted (New Commuter)


Imaking20
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by Imaking20

Round or oval rails?
Current:
Wilier Wonka | The Dentist | The Bucket List

Retired:
Specialissima | Evo | T2 | Blue | Project C6.0 | Felt AR FRD | Colnago C59 NERO | 2014 S-Works Tarmac | S-Works Venge | Wilier Cento Uno SL | Tarmac SL2

sychen
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by sychen

Thanks darker.. I'll look then up.

Not sure about doing carbon repairs myself.

Imaking...its a round rail model.



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kgt
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by kgt

It seems that round rail models are rather sensitive. Something similar happened to a friend a few days ago for no obvious reason.

Imaking20
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by Imaking20

Probably why Berk stopped making them :(
Current:
Wilier Wonka | The Dentist | The Bucket List

Retired:
Specialissima | Evo | T2 | Blue | Project C6.0 | Felt AR FRD | Colnago C59 NERO | 2014 S-Works Tarmac | S-Works Venge | Wilier Cento Uno SL | Tarmac SL2

PokojniToza
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by PokojniToza

I've been riding a Selle Kit Carbonio for years. Which of the Berks would be its appoximate, any ideas?

jencvo
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by jencvo

PokojniToza wrote:
Sun Jan 20, 2019 5:24 pm
I've been riding a Selle Kit Carbonio for years. Which of the Berks would be its appoximate, any ideas?
Similar question, have been having great results with an older version of Specialized Phenom but looking at Berk now. Also I've been riding 143mm width, Berk either has 132 or 150. Suggestions?

makrl
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by makrl

jencvo, I can't speak to the Phenom, but I recently upgraded from a 140mm Fizik Aliante to a 150mm padded Lupina and have been very pleased with it. I've put in about 20 hours so far. The first couple of rides I was a bit dubious, but it broke me in or I broke it in, and it's now easily the most comfortable saddle I've used. Bonus: first time in 30+ years of cycling that the old chap doesn't go numb.

I should add that historically I've been sensitive to injury at the root of the hamstring where saddles flare. No issue at all for me with the 150mm.

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ccache
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by ccache

Lupina 132mm UD Matte with oval rails (we only sell the oval rails now)

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Anyone want to guess the weight? :D

ryanw
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by ryanw

84g... looks awesome.

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Klaster_1
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by Klaster_1

ccache wrote:
Tue Jan 22, 2019 1:09 pm
Anyone want to guess the weight? :D
Heavy!

sychen
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by sychen

81g?

Now back on the old power saddle.. My hammy/glute Junction definitely doesn't like that..

Now debating whether to try a Dila.. Would it be too wide at 160? My Lupina is a 150 model.

Any Difference comfort/fit wise?

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ccache
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by ccache

sychen wrote:
Tue Jan 22, 2019 10:17 pm
81g?

Now back on the old power saddle.. My hammy/glute Junction definitely doesn't like that..

Now debating whether to try a Dila.. Would it be too wide at 160? My Lupina is a 150 model.

Any Difference comfort/fit wise?

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If the Lupina 150mm has been working for you, I would stick with it.
The Dila is nice for people coming from Power 155mm and prefer that stubby nose shape.

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Berk
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by Berk

Hi to all!
Quite a few weeks passed since I last log in, busy as always. We are now already a quite nice team now, 7 employees (4 guys and 3 girls) and giving our best to produce the best saddles and develop some new interesting products. I am really glad that I have such amazing people around me and we'll always give our best... We focused on production of our own parts only.

Berk Lupina padded saddles in productin:
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...it is our most popular saddle, we also sponsor Continental team Ljubljan Gusto Santic cycling team (former Radenska U23) with those saddles, last year Tadej Pogačar won the Tour de l'Avenir on a Berk Lupina padded saddle
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We produce these also for Colnago, we are very happy and proud that we can work with them!
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Recently we also changed a bit our package, with a new box design:
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Also in terms of technology I'll write a bit more later, for now only a photo of our clearcoat area where all our products are clearcoated:
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Recently I also traveled to Eindhoven (NL) where we were involved in the windtunnel testing and working on something new with team Jumbo-Visma and Bianchi..
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No rest for those guys:
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Some of you maybe saw, we focused on saddles only at this moment. Our Sito shoes are completely out of stock and new shoes are in production, and we'll update the website as soon as the new model will be presented, as soon as we have some more in stock our dealers will have them, right now some of the prototypes are used by some worldtour riders and we want to keep it secret for now :thumbup: but already in progress and we'll keep you updated
Berk PROTO-TYPE Composites - Handmade In Slovenia
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http://www.berk-composites.com/
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