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PostPosted: Thu May 23, 2013 8:34 pm 
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PostPosted: Thu May 23, 2013 8:45 pm 
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Very nice indeed Frank, glad to see you went with canti's on this one 8) personally would prefer the Rocky saddle but you can't really go wrong with a Flite regardless.


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PostPosted: Thu May 23, 2013 8:48 pm 
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but why not a black syncros seatpost? :wink:


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PostPosted: Thu May 23, 2013 8:54 pm 
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i had asked but no one commented about using the RM/Vetta saddle and/or the black Syncros seatpost. it's significantly heavier with both those on the bike, especially the post as it's EXTRA LONG, so i stuck with the Ti Flite/Syncros combo to save some weight. i'll throw the other combo on when i have a chance and snap a few pics. ;)


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PostPosted: Thu May 23, 2013 9:07 pm 
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I like the Ti post. It lets the stem link with the forks. the bars do the balancing out in real life (probably, can hardly see them in the pictures.


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PostPosted: Fri May 24, 2013 12:48 am 
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No rain so far when I got home from work, although much more darker overcast. So as requested, here is the alternative seatpost/saddle. As you can see, there is significant length between the two. And the weight difference is pushing almost 200g! :shock: The Ti syncros/flite combo is 400g and the black syncros with rm/vetta is 590g on the scale. The black Syncros seatpost can actually tap the top bottle cage braze-on/bolt, and with it adjusted for riding, sits probably only about an inch or so above that! :P

Weight weenie in me is leaning towards the ti combo. Aesthetically I'm leaning towards the black combo. :? Overall, I think the black combo is leading just a tad. Why? Because anyone can throw a Syncros Ti seatpost and a Flite. Those are relatively easy to obtain. A 1st gen Syncros post, as well as a RM branded Vetta saddle? Those I think are a little more unique.

So thoughts??? ;)


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PostPosted: Fri May 24, 2013 3:43 am 
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hi
now that is nice. 8)
i like it with the ti post and saddle.
congrats!!!!
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PostPosted: Fri May 24, 2013 3:49 am 
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I like the ti post. RM, you need to fund one of these.
I like that saddle.
Future botm?


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PostPosted: Fri May 24, 2013 5:44 am 
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Ti.
Unless you ate dressing it like a 1990 bike ;-). But then the rest seems to be period earlier anyway <whistles>

Still Ti.


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PostPosted: Fri May 24, 2013 8:14 am 
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WOOW,amazing!!!


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