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Question on seat post, saddle and fork on an 853 Reynolds(3 posts)

Question on seat post, saddle and fork on an 853 ReynoldsADKBiker
Jul 6, 2003 8:24 PM
I own a Lemond Zurich 853 Reynolds steel bike and thinking of upgrading. I am planning to purchase an ITM Carbon Fiber seat post, an Selle San Marco Aspide saddle and a Reynolds Ouzo Pro Full Cabon Fiber Fork. My bike already has a carbon fork with an Alloy steer tube. Is there anything I need to know before I do these upgrades? Can you put full carbon fiber accessories on a steel frames? Thanks!
skip the aspide...C-40
Jul 7, 2003 4:26 AM
Unless you've tried it and know that the aspide is comfortable, I'd avoid it. I rode one all last season (even got a spare). Started out tolerable. but seemed to get less comfortable as time went on. The stitching will poke you in the wrong place.

I replaced the aspide with a Selle Italia SLK, which I find much more comfortable.

The ITM post is great.
Is the bike old?Fez
Jul 8, 2003 5:45 AM
Lemonds come with matching painted forks, so if yours is fairly new, it probably has a decent riding fork on it. I doubt you would notice much weight saving or improvement in ride to justify the cost.

If it is an older and threaded-type fork and you want to make your Lemond threadless, then you also would have to buy a new headset and stem. I have heard the older Lemond forks were a lot heavier and you could possibly save a pound up front if you picked a lightweight fork, headset and stem.