|Clamps for double-rail Brooks saddles?||Humma Hah|
Jun 17, 2003 5:48 AM
|I adore the outrageous B73 saddle I bought for the cruiser recently, but did notice the clamps were pretty cheap-looking sheet metal stuff. They held up OK on the street, but last weekend's run down the C&O towpath they were failing. They'd slip (allowing the seat to rotate nose-up), I'd tighten 'em, and by the end of the day they were crushed.
The B73 is double-railed, i.e. two rails on each side. The seatpost is 20 mm (standard American cruiser diameter). There are adapter sleeves to allow clamps for fatter seatposts to be used.
|Have you tried one of these?||carpe_podium|
Jun 17, 2003 6:16 AM
Not sure if your post will work with this but it looks like it's made of machined aluminum. Maybe you could buy an alloy post and drop a few grams off of the old girl ;-)
|That ought to work ...||Humma Hah|
Jun 17, 2003 6:39 AM
|... The B-73 is basically the B-66 they picture with a third spring installed under the nose. They picture the Brooks clamp that failed, and the micro-adjust clamp they show is basically like the one I just got for the Paramount (which probably will get a B-17 for X-mas).
The only question is if I can get a micro-adjust clamp that either comes on or will fit on a 20mm post. At that small a diameter, it probably needs to be steel. Most modern posts are 26mm or larger. I might be able to slip a modern post on the existing post with a little modification.
Shed a few pounds? Heck, the B-73 ADDED about two! That's one of the things I love about it. The outing on the C&O that ruined the clamp was otherwise a success ... I left the two MTB's I was with behind, barreling thru mudholes that were nearly stopping them in their tracks.