|Classic style seatpost....||BIGBOB|
Nov 19, 2003 8:02 AM
|Does anyone know of a US distributor for Selcof seatposts? All the Selcof posts I've found in the US have been carbon. I'm looking for an older style of post for a mid 80's Pinarello without paying big $$$ for a vintage Campy post. I found what I'm looking for at Xpedia in the UK, but have never ordered overseas before. I'd like to get it closer to home and maybe save duty/shipping fees in the process. Any suggestions of something comparable would also be appreciated.
|QBP distributes Selcof||Mel Erickson|
Nov 19, 2003 12:33 PM
|Here's a link to their worldwide distributors.
If you want vintage Campy why not go on ebay? There's a ton of NOS vintage, used vintage and new Campy seatposts for $20-$60.
Nov 20, 2003 7:53 AM
|It seemed that all the seatosts that interested me on e-bay were either New Record or Super Record with the high prices that go along with it. But yesterday I did find a Chorus post that I'm bidding on now. I'd rather keep the bike all campy, the Selcof was to be a last resort. Now if I could just find a decent campy headset on e-bay for a steal.....|
|I know what you're talking about||Mel Erickson|
Nov 20, 2003 8:28 AM
|I'm building a new bike with Campy but am not such a purist that I won't consider other manufacturers. Of course the whole drivetrain/levers will be Campy (well, almost, the cassette will be American Classic as my hubs are Shimano compatible). But other components will be a mix. Just bought a Selcof seatpost on Ebay. Brakes are, get this, Cannondale Tetra! Got them for a screaming deal and when they arrived they looked great, virtually brand new and the finish was wonderful (black, too).|
Nov 20, 2003 8:28 PM
|Mel, do you have the cassette yet? If not, I have an extra one I can sell you. American Classic 10 speed conversion... 11-23. I will sell it to you for what I paid for it which was $50 plus shipping. Let me know if you are interested.
Nov 21, 2003 7:39 AM
|Thanks for the offer. I'll consider it, however, I think I want a 12-25. I need the low end ,cause these legs aren't getting any younger. AEbike has them for $65. Right now I'm still accumulating parts. The frames in the shop having the BB shell faced and chased (frame saver does a job on the BB shell) and the BB installed along with the headset. As soon as I get it back I'll start assembling with the parts I've got so far. The cassette is something I won't need 'til the end and riding here in northern Wisconsin will have to wait until March or April. One good thing about long winters in the northland is the spin classes at the university ;-)|
Nov 21, 2003 10:20 AM
|Cool, just thought I'd offer. I have one in a closet that is doing me no good. Wholesale on that is $50 which is exactly what I paid. So I am not trying to make anything on it, just break even, and give an RBR'r a good deal in the process.
And I understand about the legs... but lucky for me, I live in Florida and it's pretty darn flat around my area of it. So my aging legs still can handle a 23 as a bailout gear for anything I will hit in my normal rides.
And it's an open offer... if I can help, let me know.
Do you get some nice 18 year old freshman girls in those spin classes? That's the only reason I still live in a college town. I found the Fountain of Youth... I may be getting older, but the girls are still young and gorgeous, every year. And even better, every year there's more of them!
|Yeah, but there's one problem||Mel Erickson|
Nov 21, 2003 2:10 PM
|Everytime I look at those young ladies in spin class I'm reminded that they're the same age as my daughter! Reality check!
If I decide to go with the 11-23 I'll give you a holler. Thanks for the offer.
|keep looking for a Chorus post on eBay||tarwheel|
Nov 20, 2003 1:43 PM
|I've seen a lot of older Chorus posts like that for sale on eBay. Chorus components usually sell for much less than Record and are easier to pick up. I have a newer model Selcoff aluminum post (27.2) that I would sell you real cheap, but it probably doesn't have the classic look you are seeking.|
Nov 21, 2003 5:44 AM
|I won the bidding on a chorus post yesterday, $18 shipped. May have to shine it up a bit but it was just what I was looking for, thanks for the offer of the Selcof.