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American Classic SeatpostsMXL02
Aug 15, 2002 4:13 AM
Ok, one LBS says the Ti posts are great, the other says they're crap. Any other opinions out there?
re: American Classic SeatpostsJuanmoretime
Aug 15, 2002 5:41 AM
I have ridden American Classic aluminium post and think they are a good post. I have never had one of their ti post, so I have no opinion. In general I have ridden two different ti post's Dean and USE Alien's, and found that they are great posts and do aborb more shock than an aluminium post. I currently have Alien ti posts on my roadbike and mountain. I feel they are worth the extra money and think they are less prone to failure compared to carbonfiber.
re: American Classic Seatpostspmf1
Aug 15, 2002 6:21 AM
I've only used the aluminium ones, but have found them to be great. They're light, cheap and easy to install/adjust the saddle (something many posts do not share). I used mine for a number of years and still have it.

The only drawback I had was that it was kind of short (235 mm rather than 270 mm).
been around too long to be crapDaveG
Aug 15, 2002 8:11 AM
I'm guessing the LBS that says they are crap doesn't carry them. Plenty of these out there so they can't be too bad. Its hard for me to get excited about seatposts since they don't do a whole lot other than hold your seat. However, I have the Aluminum American Classic post on one bikes and it seems fine. easy to set up and fairly light. Not sure what the benefit of the Ti post would be other than a very small number of grams.
re: American Classic Seatpostsurwhaturide
Aug 16, 2002 1:50 PM
I take care of a guys Merlin - American Classic Ti post in a Ti frame - he's been riding it 3-4 years with zero problems. You must make sure you use Ti prep to prevent the bonding of the similar metals (specific to this bike set-up).
Ride till the voices stop!
Can't speak to TiVelocipedio
Aug 18, 2002 11:12 AM
But I had a two-piece alu AC post that I really and truly hated. The clamp was so tiny that the saddle rocked and squealed constantly. The two-bolt system was machined to very poor tolerances and eventually got so siezed that I couldn't have opened the clamp if I had wanted.

I bought a Ritchey post [this was for my 'cross bike], sawed through the AC post clamp... and I couldn'r be happier.

Gave AC a bad name in my books. I will never use one of their products again.