replacement saddle clamp for old seatpost?



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Mike Krueger

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<< I have an old bike with a very odd-sized 25.8mm seatpost. It is of the style where the post and
the saddle clamp are two separate units. Since the post is odd sized, I would like to keep that and
replace the saddle clamp with something more modern and easier to adjust - the current one is the
kind with two nuts threaded on opposite sides, pushing the rail clamps together. Its a pain to
adjust and the nuts dig into to the side of the saddle and make it bulge out. >>

Get a 25.8 American Classic seatpost. One of the best designs on the market.

http://www.amclassic.com/Seatposts.html
 
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Phil Brown

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> Its a pain to adjust and the nuts dig into to the side of the saddle and make it bulge out.
>
>So does such a thing exist? I saw some replacement saddle clamps in the Harris QBP catalog, but
>they're exactly the same as what I have on there now.

Such a clamp does exist but it was made by Ideale in France and now is a coveted collector piece.
Good luck or, I shoud say, bonne chance. Phil Brown
 
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Kbh

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> << I have an old bike with a very odd-sized 25.8mm seatpost. It is of the style where the post and
> the saddle clamp are two separate units. Since
the
> post is odd sized, I would like to keep that and replace the saddle clamp with something more
> modern and easier to adjust - the current one is the kind with two nuts threaded on opposite
> sides, pushing the rail clamps together. Its a pain to adjust and the nuts dig into to the side of
> the saddle and make it bulge out. >>
>
> Get a 25.8 American Classic seatpost. One of the best designs on the
market.
>
> http://www.amclassic.com/Seatposts.html

I don't see an option for 25.8...
 
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A Muzi

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"KBH" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]...
> I have an old bike with a very odd-sized 25.8mm seatpost. It is of the style where the post and
> the saddle clamp are two separate units. Since
the
> post is odd sized, I would like to keep that and replace the saddle clamp with something more
> modern and easier to adjust - the current one is the kind with two nuts threaded on opposite
> sides, pushing the rail clamps together. Its a pain to adjust and the nuts dig into to the side of
> the saddle and make it bulge out.
>
> So does such a thing exist? I saw some replacement saddle clamps in the Harris QBP catalog, but
> they're exactly the same as what I have on there now.

If you like the separate clamp on a straight post, nice aluminum posts and pretty chromed Brooks
clamps are available. All the separate clamps presently available are coarse in their angle
adjustment, micro-adjust clamps (Ideale, for example) having gone by the way. Modern 1-bolt
setaposts are very available in that size ( it is quite common, acutally) and cheap.

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Andrew Muzi http://www.yellowjersey.org Open every day since 1 April 1971
 
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Kbh

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> > I have an old bike with a very odd-sized 25.8mm seatpost. It is of the style where the post and
> > the saddle clamp are two separate units. Since
> the
> > post is odd sized, I would like to keep that and replace the saddle
clamp
> > with something more modern and easier to adjust - the current one is the kind with two nuts
> > threaded on opposite sides, pushing the rail clamps together. Its a pain to adjust and the nuts
> > dig into to the side of the saddle and make it bulge out.
> >
> > So does such a thing exist? I saw some replacement saddle clamps in the Harris QBP catalog, but
> > they're exactly the same as what I have on there now.
>
> If you like the separate clamp on a straight post, nice aluminum posts and pretty chromed Brooks
> clamps are available. All the separate clamps presently available are coarse in their angle
> adjustment, micro-adjust clamps (Ideale, for example) having gone by the way. Modern 1-bolt
setaposts
> are very available in that size ( it is quite common, acutally) and cheap.

whoops, shoud've checked - its 25.7 - which _is_ odd. I suppose a 25.8 may fit.
 
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A Muzi

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> > << I have an old bike with a very odd-sized 25.8mm seatpost. It is of
the
> > style where the post and the saddle clamp are two separate units. Since
> the
> > post is odd sized, I would like to keep that and replace the saddle
clamp
> > with something more modern and easier to adjust - the current one is the kind with two nuts
> > threaded on opposite sides, pushing the rail clamps together. Its a pain to adjust and the nuts
> > dig into to the side of the saddle and make it bulge out. >>
> >
> > Get a 25.8 American Classic seatpost. One of the best designs on the
> market.
> >
> > http://www.amclassic.com/Seatposts.html

"KBH" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]...
> I don't see an option for 25.8...

That "nonexistent " size AmClassic post is in my 25.8 seatpost slot right now. Want one? (The entire
universe is not on-line yet)

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Andrew Muzi http://www.yellowjersey.org Open every day since 1 April 1971
 
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