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post #1246 of 1797
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That's a Thomson, must have been something drastic; please elaborate.
post #1247 of 1797
Accumulated fatigue I guess. The seatpost is around 7-8 years old. It's on a singlespeed MTB.

I never did anything more aggressive than drop off curbs.
post #1248 of 1797
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Hi folks, thought I'd share my '83 Peugeot PSV-10 with Stronglight crankset and Super Vitus tubing. This thing is light! Anyways, I need to replace the handle grips and seat. I am having trouble deciding what I want though it terms of color and seat model. Any comments for or against a Turbo or a Concor? I am a recreational rider for the most part. Thanks!

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post #1249 of 1797
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Hi folks, thought I'd share my '83 Peugeot PSV-10 with Stronglight crankset and Super Vitus tubing. This thing is light! Anyways, I need to replace the handle grips and seat. I am having trouble deciding what I want though it terms of color and seat model. Any comments for or against a Turbo or a Concor? I am a recreational rider for the most part. Thanks!
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Beautiful bike.

Bums are unique so saddle advise is ussually useless.
post #1250 of 1797
Any recommendations for flat cycling shoes... I am in Delhi, India and frequently have to walk back due to high number of punctures so cleats are out.

Thanks
post #1251 of 1797
Just get some mtn bike shoes and don't remove the cutout for the cleats.
Even if you use cleats, they're usually recessed enough that they're still walkable.

Also, learn to fix your flats.
post #1252 of 1797

Here's my road bike just after I bought it 2.5 years ago (it's a little dirtier now!). Look 595, one-off paint job (it was a test bike built for the Rock Racing Team. Look decided not to sponsor the team, but the bike ended up on the market just when I was looking to replace a crash-damaged frame.

 

Look Bike

post #1253 of 1797
Nice Bike, I love Looks, prior to my purchase I was strongly considering the 566. I'm kind of surprised with the black and red paint, when you mention Rock Racing , I would have been expecting a Black/green color scheme.
post #1254 of 1797
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Originally Posted by bbaquiran View Post

Accumulated fatigue I guess. The seatpost is around 7-8 years old. It's on a singlespeed MTB.
I never did anything more aggressive than drop off curbs.

You don't think thompson would replace that for you if you contacted them?

Also my guess would be that the problem was helped along by what looks like very little seatpost extension. Not that it should have happened in the first place, but modern mountain bike posts are meant to be mounted long which would give them a little more flex and shock resistance.
post #1255 of 1797
I think that's the light mount not the clamp at the bottom of the picture.
post #1256 of 1797
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Originally Posted by bbaquiran View Post

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yo that same thing happened to a couple of friends with the same thompson elite seatpost.
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You don't think thompson would replace that for you if you contacted them?

and both times they weren't replaced. the dealer was a fucking pita to deal with. fuck thompson.
post #1257 of 1797
Those of you with the Thompson issues--you should give KCNC a try...some baller-ass seatposts.

My own seatpost troubles:
Hoping to resolve some fit issues, I ordered a 2-bolt zero setback seatpost for my commuter (like the Thompson above)

Unfortunately, I need a 26.0 and so the only stuff I could find was pretty generic (at least I was able to get a black one). I don't really have a problem with the kalloy laprade-style post I had before...those one-bolt designs can be trouble for adjusting but luckily I was able to get everything right and bolt it down hard.

This new kalloy 2-bolt model however is heavy as balls. Its a good 50mm shorter, but the forged head weighs a ton more (unlike a thompson,where the head is part of the post, this one is just a piece of tube with a head mounted in the end which leads to a ton of excess metal) frown.gif
post #1258 of 1797
I'm thinking about finally buying a road bike here in Chile. In the past I've biked quite a bit and, although I've used good bikes before, I've never owned a very good bike.

I'm looking to spend around a grand, USD. Trek and Cannondale are available here. Interestingly enough, bicycle prices here are nearly the same as they are in Europe. I was expecting them to be much more expensive, as practically all other imports are in Chile.

Due the the probable lack of a good second hand market, and my ignorance in building a bike from different components I'm looking at Trek 1.2 or 1.5. It's roughly $1000 for 1.2 and $1200 for 1.5. The Cannondale models available here start in the over $2000 range here.

I was orignally looking for a cyclocross style bike. I like the flexibility to do a bit of off-road biking, but much prefer the road bike desing to a mountain bike design. Unfortunately, they're quite a bit outside my budget.

Any comments about Trek 1.2 and 1.5? From what I've read, the extra 200 bucks for the 1.5 is definitely worth it.
post #1259 of 1797
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Originally Posted by musicguy View Post

I'm thinking about finally buying a road bike here in Chile. In the past I've biked quite a bit and, although I've used good bikes before, I've never owned a very good bike.

I'm looking to spend around a grand, USD. Trek and Cannondale are available here. Interestingly enough, bicycle prices here are nearly the same as they are in Europe. I was expecting them to be much more expensive, as practically all other imports are in Chile.

Due the the probable lack of a good second hand market, and my ignorance in building a bike from different components I'm looking at Trek 1.2 or 1.5. It's roughly $1000 for 1.2 and $1200 for 1.5. The Cannondale models available here start in the over $2000 range here.

I was orignally looking for a cyclocross style bike. I like the flexibility to do a bit of off-road biking, but much prefer the road bike desing to a mountain bike design. Unfortunately, they're quite a bit outside my budget.

Any comments about Trek 1.2 and 1.5? From what I've read, the extra 200 bucks for the 1.5 is definitely worth it.

I'd probably pay the extra $200 for the 1.5 to get Tiagra shifters/10 speed over the 1.2.
Trek US site has a CX bike (the Lane) listed for $1200. You're back to sora shifters though. Nice thing about a CX bike is you can just swap out tires if you want to ride on the road.
post #1260 of 1797
Thanks for the advice. Yeah, I'll probably just get the 1.5. I'll see if they carry the Lane though. Yeah, I see the components on the 1.5 are better. I guess it just will come down to which feels better.
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