Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Carlos' Wedge



Carlos has gone and got himself a modified stump post courtesy of Mr Paul Turner, Saving himself 24g over his old seat post/seat clamp configuration. For those of you who are unaware of this little mod, it basically involves cutting the seat post at an angle to accept the bottom half of an MTB style stem, then using a longer narrower bolt to tighten the top and bottom of the seat post at the same time. Simple and effective, this also means you can do away with your seat clamp for a cleaner look and, if you are that way inclined (like me), cut the top of your seat tube off for ultimate slamage. After all - if it ain't rubbin', it ain't dubbin'...

8 comments:

Dave said...

Would u guys be able to modify a stump post into a wedge modd if i bought the post off u? How much extra would it cost?
Cheers
Dave

narrowbars said...

I can do this mod to other people seat post's if you like? It will cost £10.00

Paul

Anonymous said...

is this paul the guy with the united frame in the poo and yellow colour? please please tell me

John Pang said...

No, this is Paul who has a Fly Tierra and is the current "King of Tweak"!

martin said...

this long bolt in the seatpost weights too.. so he didn't save any weight, my guess is that he actually gained a few grams.
very innovative idea btw

narrowbars said...

That bolt it ti, I even have an alloy one to, Using an alloy wedge helps with the weight to + cutting you frame flush saves a bit.This isn't a mod done to save weight it's done for looks really

Anonymous said...

If you actually look at the pic the bolt is included! This mod was made to make my disgustingly long not so bad as i dont need a seat clamp now

MFKN Carlos

Anonymous said...

If you actually look at the pic the bolt is included! This mod was made to make my disgustingly long seat tube not so bad as i dont need a seat clamp now. And also i dont look like a retard cutting my frame! (Matt Sparks)

MFKN Carlos