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Look Titan Ti seatpost wanted(18 posts)

Look Titan Ti seatpost wantedJohnG
Jul 13, 2001 5:07 PM
Anyone know where I can find a Look Titan Ti seatpost in 25mm??
Thanks JohnG

sorry for the double post!
re: Look Titan Ti seatpost wantedDave Hickey
Jul 14, 2001 2:54 PM
John, Have you tried sending an email to www.lookcycle.com? They've been very helpful in the past when I needed info. The above link is the main office in France not the US distributor. I've found the US distributor imports very little of LOOK's product line.
re: Look Titan Ti seatpost wantedJohnG
Jul 14, 2001 4:09 PM
Thanks .... I was thinking about that avenue. However, I just found out that the U.S.E. alien carbon is available in 25mm. :) :) This seatpost should be ti#$-up on my new KG281!

I'm placing the order for a full Record group tonight! :) With the alien carbon post and an SLR saddle this build should be right at 16# I can't wait!

good rides JohnG
re: Look Titan Ti seatpost wantedDave Hickey
Jul 14, 2001 5:49 PM
Great bike. I have two LOOK's and just ordered a third.
cool!JohnG
Jul 14, 2001 7:49 PM
Yeah, I'm looking forward to riding this Look!

JohnG
re: Campy QuestionsMr Shimano
Jul 26, 2001 6:05 AM
Isn't Record and Chorus the same thing, except for the carbon bits in Record to make it even lighter?
More than that...Cima Coppi
Jul 26, 2001 7:04 AM
The Record components also have titanium bolts throughout the group. The cranks are designed differently, and I think the Record crank arm is slightly stiffer. The cranks are also available in 180mm length, which I needed on my bike.

CC
wow???jaybird
Jul 27, 2001 10:38 AM
why did you need 180s?
re: Campy QuestionsLeroy L
Jul 26, 2001 6:35 AM
IMHO if you can afford record, you ought to get it. They're both worth the $$$, and functionally superb.
re: Campy QuestionsAD14
Jul 26, 2001 7:12 AM
If you race go record, if not give up the 8 ounces, save a lot of cash and go chorus. Its the functionally same group. I plan on dressing my new foco in it. I can only hope its as durable as the campy record 8sp I have now. The only thing that I have to replace is the ultegra cassette(to use mavic pre-built wheels) because of normal wear, and thats a shimano part.
The reason to go with Record is that feeling you will/will notbill
Jul 26, 2001 7:57 AM
get when you've laid out a grand for Chorus and you're riding next to someone with Record and you're looking at it and you feel . . . what?
If you're like me, you'd be thinking, f*cking Record is so cool and I'm a ninny for saving a couple of hundred bucks on something that I'm going to have for years and I could be giggling now just a little harder and why did I think that I'd be missing that $300? In choosing, my motto became, in for a penny, in for a pound. I WAS NOT going to spend all that money and wish for something else that could be had for just a little more.
Actually, I don't think that you see that many non-sponsored racers with Record. You see far more with Chorus. Hurts just a little less to slide across pavement.
Me? I'm VERY happy with Record. Just bought another bike, and I'm going to do it again. I haven't raced yet, but I'm thinking on it. We'll see. I scuffed up the CF levers in the dumbest fall and the rear derailer in the next dumbest, both of which really blew, but, you know, a little nail polish later and who cares?
I had to have that Record crank, too. beeautiful.
Poser? Me? Absolutely. But the stuff truly is beautiful and it truly works and I LIKE IT.
The reason to go with Record is that feeling you will/will notKen
Jul 26, 2001 10:55 AM
I couldn't agree with you more!
look at the slowtwitch sitekenyee
Jul 26, 2001 4:30 PM
www.slowtwitch.com
They had an excellent review of Record vs. Chorus vs. DuraAce.
Unbiased as well IMHO.

As others have mentioned, there is also the emotional factor which you'll have to decide for yourself....
re: Campy Questionsonrhodes
Jul 27, 2001 4:40 AM
I like the record shifters over the chorus, but that is probably more a matter of looks then function. I would say however that you should save the money on the BB and Crank. There is only about 50-70 gram difference between the two combinations, and the Chorus route will save you about $120.
Hubs are similar in weight too.

Hope this helps.
ooooohh... give up the crank? really? I think that the crankbill
Jul 27, 2001 5:19 AM
is the single prettiest thing about Record.
the whole group is pretty much equalColnagoFE
Jul 27, 2001 6:50 AM
You're paying for a few more TI and CF bits with Record. If anything it makes it LESS durable than Chorus if functionality is your main goal. However, most people don't go by that. They just think they have to have "the best" and that often means most expensive. If you want all the performance go for a mix. How about Chorus w/ Record hubs, BB, and crank? Gotta admit the Record crank is cool looking. You could probably forget the BB as there really isn't a lot of diff...same with hubs really, but then you don't get the fairly useless greaseport and the little hook thingy that comes off the quick release.
Gotta get those Record Ergo levers too!Lazy
Jul 27, 2001 9:43 AM
If it were me, I think I'd get the Record crankset, ergo levers, and brake calipers. Chorus for the rest of the stuff.

The carbon R der. doesn't do anything for me, but those carbon ergo levers and that crank shore are purdy!
I kinda like the chorus leversColnagoFE
Jul 27, 2001 10:59 AM
a bit more classic to me, but i wouldn't complain about record ones either unless i laid the bike down and they got all beat up.