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Old 02-07-2013, 06:18 PM   #27166
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Humph. I've still got 1 on a bike and 2 backup Syncros posts. Never had issue one. (knocking on wood).

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If I remember correctly, the hinged face plate of the stem cracked, and I couldn't have mismatched parts on such an iconic bike. So I went to the Thomson...

Alright, I admit it! I had upgraditis! My conflicting stories just don't add up... My bike is so cool!!!

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Old 02-07-2013, 06:25 PM   #27167
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Do these 'brain' equipped suspension systems require any extra maintenance? I wonder why other manufacturers haven't come up with something similar.
No. It is just an inertia valve, a well tuned one though.
It is patented, and we all now how specialized is about their patents. They sued Stratos out of existence over "the brain".....
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Old 02-07-2013, 09:56 PM   #27168
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Gotcha beat. Mine cost me $20. ...but then I proceeded to throw $1200 of repairs at it.

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Old 02-08-2013, 09:29 AM   #27169
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With some trepidation I took the carbon hacksaw blade to the seatmast of my Giant.

Chopped off 5mm and :fingerscrossed have the seat height right.

It measures out, but...

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Old 02-08-2013, 09:58 AM   #27170
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Reminds me of: "I've cut it off threee times and it's still too short."



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With some trepidation I took the carbon hacksaw blade to the seatmast of my Giant.

Chopped off 5mm and :fingerscrossed have the seat height right.

It measures out, but...

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Old 02-08-2013, 10:01 AM   #27171
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Reminds me of: "I've cut it off threee times and it's still too short."

Yeah, that's what I'm skeered of.

...but...

I've got the shortest saddle (top to bottom) I own on there now and I have spacers coming. If anything, I think its still a mm or so high, but I'm pretty sure I can live with that.

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Old 02-08-2013, 10:06 AM   #27172
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As much as I'd like to, I can't hang with the integrated seat post.
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Old 02-08-2013, 10:12 AM   #27173
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My first car cost $3,200 or so after the dust settled. I paid the two year note off in 8 months.
My first real racing bicycle was the Pinarello. the retail on the frame and fork were about $1,400.
I didn't spend that much on the complete bike. (team deals).
The Roubaix was $3,300 before taxes. But, the last used car for the wife was almost ten times that.
I sure like to be able to afford to drop thirty grand on a bicycle. But, I'm pretty sure that ain't in the cards.

I got a test spin on a full zoot S-Works stumpie once. Yikes!
I still don't get the whole 29'er thing.

QUOTE=Aurelius;20670936]I've heard it's all about the rider, not the bike.

My first car cost me about $7800, brand new. I just can't see spending thousands more than that on a bicycle, no matter how nice it is.[/QUOTE]
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Old 02-08-2013, 10:26 AM   #27174
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Yeah, that's what I'm skeered of.I think its still a mm or so high, but I'm pretty sure I can live with that.
1mm =



Just go slow cause you can take off a lot of material accidentally.
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Old 02-08-2013, 10:26 AM   #27175
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As much as I'd like to, I can't hang with the integrated seat post.
This is my first.

We'll see.

re that one mm: tell that to my legs. If I wear different socks things feel strange.

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Old 02-08-2013, 10:36 AM   #27176
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1mm = 0.03937 in. or about ten hairs-worth. give or take.
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Old 02-08-2013, 10:48 AM   #27177
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(psst! it's 'Thomson', actually,...)

one of the strongest for their weight; in part because of the elliptical internal profile that leaves them strong where they need to be without any extra weight where it isn't needed, and the integrated head.
and, they're not made in Asia,...

that, and their customer support is first-rate in my experience; i once had one of the pivot bolts break, and a phone call put 4 new ones in my mail box for free. (story went that they had a supplier issue on a small batch with that part years ago.)



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Can someone tell me what the big deal is with Thompson seatposts? Why are they much better (and much more expensive) than the one my bike came with? Not looking to buy one, just curious.
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Old 02-08-2013, 10:51 AM   #27178
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wow; glad none of my Syncros seatposts ever read those comments,...
for example, i've got a long Ti post that i've had on the main trail bike for over a decade, and it survived being thrown away on the trail bike that i had before that back when i was first learning Trials.
but i've had mine since they were new, and made in Canada.


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My bike had the Syncros post and stem from new in '99. I had a lot of hours on them, and after reading about the breakage, decided to go with Thomson a couple of years ago.
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Old 02-08-2013, 02:15 PM   #27179
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wow; glad none of my Syncros seatposts ever read those comments,...
for example, i've got a long Ti post that i've had on the main trail bike for over a decade, and it survived being thrown away on the trail bike that i had before that back when i was first learning Trials.
but i've had mine since they were new, and made in Canada.
My seatpost was so smart, it warned me that it might break, and to put it out to pasture...
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Old 02-08-2013, 04:16 PM   #27180
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File under: whoops! Well... THAT wasn't so smart!

So I talked my buddy into going for 'a coupla hours' down to Summerduck and back.

Weeeellll I may have miscalculated a wee bit. What *I* thought was going to be a 3hr ride turned into a 4hr ride with the last 45min or so in the dark. HE thought it was gonna be a 2hr ride.



Good thing it was sorta cloudy and we both kept our blinky lights on the backs of our bikes! I had on the Halo band I wear on the Wed ride. ...but neither of us had headlights. Hindsight being what it is...

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