that was you in the forest of dean ride john, with that USE seatpost I told you not to buy coz they're sh,te (old clamp) & you bought it anyway
Everything breaks or is "sh,te" according to you Scant - the laws of probability dicatate you'd have to get it right sooner or later
, yeh it kinda looks that way!, nar its only for the retro stuff
...but as I said earlier, if someone ever asks if a parts anygood & I've had a bad experience I'll be sure to let them know, its deffo a more common thread on the modern forums than retro 1s, but people seem to take offense on the retro forums to hearing parts can break, but not on the other forums? weird, just my experience. I'd heard from my bike mag friends that those early USE clamps werent up to the job.
I WISH I hadnt bust a lot of retro stuff, couldnt really afford to keep replacing it as a kid & was devastated both emotionally & finanically when stuff broke. Its kinda amusing that I still love the retro stuff for its looks despite the amount of aggro, financial burden & occasional injuries it caused. I guess thats why I'm so black & white over the retro Vs modern thing when it comes to actual riding
<touches wood> I havent broken a modern component in quite some time now, despite riding waay harder & faster than BITD <touches wood>. its actually more of a relief than anything else!
WTD- Shimano M980 XTR Rear Derailleur