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Seatpost Questions...(13 posts)

Seatpost Questions...pj37
Aug 30, 2002 7:49 PM
Few quick questions... I have a 2003 lemond zurich (the new design is incredibly sharp by the way) and am not exactly a fan of the setback seatpost. I was looking to upgrade to either a Ti or Carbon post. If i went Ti i am decided on the DEAN Ti Superlight, but not sure about which to consider for carbon. I've heard a lot of good praising from guys i ride with about Ti posts, but none have Carbon. I weigh 215 if that is an issue in determining the best post. By the way, anybody know off hand the length in MM's of the setback seatpost lemond uses on the zurich? I'm just curious, thanks. Any help is appreciated. Thanks.

re: Seatpost Questions...Ken of Fresno
Aug 30, 2002 8:21 PM
Sorry, don't know the answer to your question, but I'd love to see a pic of your bike. I have a '99 Zurich and am curious about the new paint scheme along with any changes that may have been made. I couldn't find any info on their site about 2003 models. Do you know of any pics online?

re: 2003 LEMOND ZURICHpj37
Aug 30, 2002 8:40 PM
My digital camera isn't working right now, so i just grabbed this pic off of trek's inside dealer website. My only additions in the first couple weeks since putting it together are Continental Grand Prix 3000 (Black side walls with Red tread, really sweet looking), Easton EC90 carbon handlebars, Speedplay Zero stainless steel pedals, and soon to be new seat post. The only real upgrades they made from last year's zurich is a new aero fork which is a huge upgrade in my eyes, and a softer stock seat this time around.
re: 2003 LEMOND ZURICHSingleThreaded
Aug 30, 2002 9:09 PM
I saw that bike in San Diego yesterday.
re: 2003 LEMOND ZURICHSingleThreaded
Aug 30, 2002 9:10 PM
I saw that bike in San Diego yesterday and wondered which model that it was.
re: 2003 LEMOND ZURICHSpunout
Aug 31, 2002 3:12 AM
Stealthy Black and Red!! I ride a 2001 Zurich, so I'm on the garish side of blue and gold.

Seatposts: Syncros or Thomson, sounds like you need a beefy one! I have a Thomson setback and would recommend this for anybody, I'm 185 right now and keep away from ultralight components (I even have a Thomson Road stem: AWESOME).

Thomson seatposts without setback are great, Syncros are on sale from Nashbar, I think they might still have the carbon ones.
Looks nice. Thanks for the pic.Ken of Fresno
Aug 31, 2002 7:31 AM
I'll bet the red and black Contis add a nice touch. I wonder how the straight fork affects the ride if at all. Do they no longer come with pedals? Mine came with Looks. I also have an Easton Carbon bar by the way and love it. One thing I've noticed on the new Zurichs is that they continue to put the shifter brazeons on the downtube. There was one year, I think it was 2001, when they had them on the headtube. I thought that looked way cool and kept the paint from wearing off the headtube due to cable rub. Wonder why they went back.
Re: Head-tube braze-onsSpunout
Aug 31, 2002 9:31 AM
I ride a 2001 with Chorus: A bit of a bind with Campy Ergopowers. The cables must make quite a bend to come out from under the tape (if you route them all the way to the centre). If they were on the down-tube, I'd be able to curve the cables in a bit easier.

BTW, if you are using Shimano, the derailleur cable has a much easier time, no matter where the stops are.
Why ?Steve Bailey
Aug 31, 2002 8:28 AM
Just curious as to what you don't like about the current setback post.

re: Seatpost Questions...gtx
Aug 31, 2002 9:33 AM
You're too heavy for those posts. If you want a non-setback post, get a Thomson.
re: 2nd the Thomson.collinsc
Aug 31, 2002 10:06 AM
Ti or Carbon posts really arent worth much, especially on a steel bike. The Thomson is a great piece, you will never have a complaint about it.

oh, and, its just as light as those Ti posts and any carbon posts lighter you should probably stay away from.

The Thomson will never let you down.
I've been on a Thomson for 6 months & love itTig
Aug 31, 2002 1:25 PM
The adjustability is fantastic... easy to work with and solid, yet not heavy. I agree that it won't let you down.
Thomson is the BOMB, and as light as any! Perfect 5s on RBR(nm)Spunout
Sep 1, 2002 2:49 AM