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Title: Which Seatpost Should I Get
Post by: fit. on January 11, 2006, 06:04:06 AM
hi guys,

i need to buy a new seatpost, but i have now idea which one is good and which one is bad.

i need 1" (24.5mm), 9mm rails, and about 300mm long

can somebody help?

laters
Title: Which Seatpost Should I Get
Post by: Flatride on January 11, 2006, 06:48:48 AM
Get a thomson elite seatpost, the best seatpost available on earth.
Title: Which Seatpost Should I Get
Post by: seb on January 11, 2006, 09:08:47 AM
yeah , 64$ on flatlandfuel, it also must be the most expensive on hearth :lol:  
Title: Which Seatpost Should I Get
Post by: Flatride on January 11, 2006, 09:43:50 AM
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yeah , 64$ on flatlandfuel, it also must be the most expensive on hearth :lol:
Worth every penny, I assure you
Title: Which Seatpost Should I Get
Post by: seb on January 11, 2006, 09:49:17 AM
because of its weight ?  
Title: Which Seatpost Should I Get
Post by: Flatride on January 11, 2006, 10:40:21 AM
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because of its weight ?
Weight, quality, structure, strength, durability, looks... Enough for you sir?
Title: Which Seatpost Should I Get
Post by: Hugo @ Portugal on January 11, 2006, 01:15:45 PM
I can't imagine how good a seatpost looks being so ... straightc...long ...cilinder-like shaped, LOL! Just Sexy!

It's definetly not worth the money, go for a cheaper one, buy another if you ruin it.
Title: Which Seatpost Should I Get
Post by: fit. on January 11, 2006, 03:13:36 PM
yeah i was thinking about the thomson one, but it's realy expesive for me!
i like the odyssey intac seatpost
anyway, thank you a lot for your oppinion
Title: Which Seatpost Should I Get
Post by: EK6-B16 on January 11, 2006, 06:34:23 PM
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because of its weight ?
Weight, quality, structure, strength, durability, looks... Enough for you sir?
I manage to bend one, somehow.  And thompson would not warrantee it because they said i had to have put so much pressure to bend the post, like hard crash or something.    I did not crash that hard.  It's a nice post, but not worth the price.  Go for something else.  
Title: Which Seatpost Should I Get
Post by: 15947644 on January 11, 2006, 06:54:07 PM
Perv Alloy Seatpost
:rolleyes:  
Title: Which Seatpost Should I Get
Post by: mutt on January 12, 2006, 02:17:17 AM
thompson is the best and most expensive
seat/post combo has to be the mcneil
no doubt about that one
lates
Title: Which Seatpost Should I Get
Post by: Joshua S. on January 12, 2006, 03:09:57 AM
I would say if you don't care about weight get the Odyssey Jim's Beam or the GI post. There really strong and won't bend on you. Plus you won't have to spend 70 bucks on a post that might possibly bend or snap and you have no warrenty. With the Odyssey posts you have a lifetime warrenty. Thats just my opinion though.
Title: Which Seatpost Should I Get
Post by: mutt on January 12, 2006, 03:17:22 AM
jayson alot do worry about weight
im one of them so any aluminum
seatpost is good and titanium posts
are a little too expensive.

lates
Title: Which Seatpost Should I Get
Post by: Joshua S. on January 12, 2006, 03:57:45 AM
Yeah, thats true. If you cut the post down on the Odyssey's you can save alot of weight on it though. I just don't ride alum. posts because I bent like 2 of them. Maybe the Thompson is stronger than the ones I rode idk.lol
Title: Which Seatpost Should I Get
Post by: Beail on January 12, 2006, 10:21:44 AM
Kalloy

Cheap and light!

if you break it get another one, there cheap enough!
Title: Which Seatpost Should I Get
Post by: mutt on January 12, 2006, 08:11:58 PM
hey again it is the quality to
you can thicker seatposts that
are aluninum and still be light
as hell and thompson are one of those seatposts and cutting down
seatposts does save weight but it
will be still heavier than the
full aluninum not cut seatposts.

i think again you should look at
quality and then lightness in buying bike parts.

lates
Title: Which Seatpost Should I Get
Post by: Hugo @ Portugal on January 12, 2006, 09:29:51 PM
It's almost the same thing than having a Ti sprocket, it makes no sense.
Title: Which Seatpost Should I Get
Post by: bri (doogles) on January 12, 2006, 11:28:27 PM
it does if you run low gearing e.g 24/9 cos there is loads of force on the teeth of the sproket so it will just eat at the teeth if its alloy  :o
 
Title: Which Seatpost Should I Get
Post by: sakis on January 13, 2006, 12:11:40 AM
go for the st.martin seatpost.
its heavy but its the best,even better than the thompson.
it weights aout 500 gr but if you cut 10 cm is 400 or something because its filled with alloy inside.
i have it for 2months and its still straight.
before this one i was changing seatposts about every month
i changed about 10 seatposts in a year because of a trick that i am doing in the backwheell and land with all my power in the seatpost..
its the best ,you wont regret it..
i bought it 25 euros
Title: Which Seatpost Should I Get
Post by: mutt on January 13, 2006, 12:45:18 AM
titanuim seatpost dont make sense
i agree
aluninum do make sesne if you get the right quality
seatpost like i have stated
lates
Title: Which Seatpost Should I Get
Post by: Flatride on January 13, 2006, 05:53:06 AM
How do you bend the your seatposts? I have owned lots of them (about 10) and never bend any of them, and I'm not the smoothest rider around. Learn how to hang 5 properly, guys.  ;) `
Title: Which Seatpost Should I Get
Post by: Beail on January 13, 2006, 10:50:44 AM
decades  
Title: Which Seatpost Should I Get
Post by: sakis on January 13, 2006, 01:16:06 PM
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How do you bend the your seatposts? I have owned lots of them (about 10) and never bend any of them, and I'm not the smoothest rider around. Learn how to hang 5 properly, guys.  ;) `
 
lol.i am doing hang fives for years,and when i was learning it i didnt have a problem with the seatpost at all.
when you roll backwards in rolling caboose(fudgepacker i think) position after a g-turn
if something goes wrong you land exactly on your seatpost.
thats how i bend them
Title: Which Seatpost Should I Get
Post by: mutt on January 14, 2006, 03:11:21 AM
i have bent seatposts myself
where they are hard to get out
and yeah it is not too hard to bend
seatposts.

lol
lates
 
Title: Which Seatpost Should I Get
Post by: Jeff on January 14, 2006, 04:13:24 AM
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How do you bend the your seatposts? I have owned lots of them (about 10) and never bend any of them, and I'm not the smoothest rider around. Learn how to hang 5 properly, guys.  ;) `
wait is there some other secret way to learn it? but seriously is there?
Title: Which Seatpost Should I Get
Post by: Flatride on January 14, 2006, 10:50:01 AM
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How do you bend the your seatposts? I have owned lots of them (about 10) and never bend any of them, and I'm not the smoothest rider around. Learn how to hang 5 properly, guys.  ;) `
wait is there some other secret way to learn it? but seriously is there?
Don't land straight on your seat, land on pedals or put your feet on the ground before the back wheel touches the ground.
Title: Which Seatpost Should I Get
Post by: EK6-B16 on January 14, 2006, 10:22:02 PM
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How do you bend the your seatposts? I have owned lots of them (about 10) and never bend any of them, and I'm not the smoothest rider around. Learn how to hang 5 properly, guys.  ;) `
How can you learn tricks properly?  Don't you just do them
Title: Which Seatpost Should I Get
Post by: Peter Hollinger on January 15, 2006, 01:02:57 AM
I rode an odyssey intac for over a year, it stood up to the abuse well, for being a relatively cheap post.
So if your on a budget, without a doubt go for the intac.

I now ride a Thomson, its crazy light and when you actually have one in your hand you can feel the quality.
I would say its worth the extra £ but its up to you.

Peace,

Pete
Title: Which Seatpost Should I Get
Post by: kheflatland89 on January 15, 2006, 01:29:15 AM
just dont get anything made of aluminum cuz they suck
Title: Which Seatpost Should I Get
Post by: bri (doogles) on January 15, 2006, 01:31:55 AM
get something green  :lol:  
Title: Which Seatpost Should I Get
Post by: mutt on January 15, 2006, 02:20:30 AM
khe flatlander
that is not true
some aluninum stuff is ok
some are not
again it is the quality
of the aluminum as i been saying
lates