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    Cycle King seatpost...

    Does any one have one of these?

    34,9x350mm Seatpost...


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    nup, but I've been looking at them for my project but I need an offset post not straight post. I'll keep waiting for Cycle King to bring out a setback carbon post 34.9mm.

    Let us know how they perform, it looks beautifull and its super light :-)

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    Man, I would be all over that post if it was 400mm in length(I'm right on the min insert limit line on my WSC carbon post now). I've been waiting for new ultimate, but it seems as though its never coming. At this point I'de jump on almost anything, can't believe the choices are so limited in this diameter. If Cycle King can pump theses out why can't anyone else?

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    Yeap! I'll let you guys know how it performs...

    As for now the weight is dead on the advertised... Nice surprise!

    I just installed it. Didn't ride it yet... Marathon next weekend.

    I was too waiting for the New Ultimate one.. Or Tune... Man, I almost got an ulcer...

    The reason I chose this one was the weight (not that bad), size (350mm long is perfect for me) and price...

    This is how it looks on the bike.






    Also the clamp area is much bigger. Seat rails appreciate that...



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    does it have any rider weight limit?

    thanks for your report

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    Ño rider weight limit... At least I couldn't find that info...

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    thanks anyway.
    I suppose with that weight it must be enough reinforced...

    does it include titanium bolts?

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    Yeap! Ti bolts. It seems stronger than a kcnc by the looks... But that's just how it seems...

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    hey batas where did you get the seatpost?

    what about an AX-Lightness Europa Seatpost?
    http://fairwheelbikes.com/axlightnes...0l3-p-183.html
    lovelly and f***** expensive sorry

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    Quote Originally Posted by sergio_pt
    hey batas where did you get the seatpost?

    what about an AX-Lightness Europa Seatpost?
    http://fairwheelbikes.com/axlightnes...0l3-p-183.html
    lovelly and f***** expensive sorry
    The Ax was the one I wanted... But the price is insane... This one is selling for 60€ on e-bay, thats 250€ LESS than the Ax...

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    look at this seat post in the bottom: http://www.forumbtt.net/index.php/topic,7238.150.html
    MSC Carbon 31.6x350mm he says. its very similar to your cycle king...
    Guess someone is rebranding this.

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    yes, those MSC seatpost are exactly the same as Cycle King, but twice the price
    they just change the sticks

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    And Saso seatpost's too... They all seem the same...

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    Nice find Batas, the clamping looks superior to KCNC.
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    where can I buy this in canada? someone email me the link please! rendered22@hotmail.com

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    Here is another one that looks almost the same for €59,95 at

    http://www.regiabike.com/Componentes.htm


    350 mm
    27,2 / 31,6 mm
    148 g / 170 g
    Carbon/Titan/Alu

    http://www.zoulou-bikes.com/z-comp_sattelstuetze.htm

    I don't know if its any good. Well it looks good at least, but I'm using a KCNC TI PRO LITE 142g

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    Quote Originally Posted by alcaria
    Here is another one that looks almost the same for €59,95 at

    http://www.regiabike.com/Componentes.htm


    350 mm
    27,2 / 31,6 mm
    148 g / 170 g
    Carbon/Titan/Alu

    http://www.zoulou-bikes.com/z-comp_sattelstuetze.htm

    I don't know if its any good. Well it looks good at least, but I'm using a KCNC TI PRO LITE 142g

    Yeap! Thats the price I payed on E-Bay. BUT my version has a much MUCH rails friendly attachment.... Thing... More clamping area.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alcaria

    I don't know if its any good. Well it looks good at least, but I'm using a KCNC TI PRO LITE 142g
    Yes, but the KCNC has a 85kg weight limit

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    Quote Originally Posted by Soya
    Yes, but the KCNC has a 85kg weight limit

    Yes that is true, and also more expensive. But I weigh around 73Kg. But next time I need a seatpost this one will be on my list.

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    Ah. Well I'm right at 87kg, so possibly a little unsafe.

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    I have my 34,9 CK seatpost!
    188g on my scale, and very good finished

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    Quote Originally Posted by STS
    I have my 34,9 CK seatpost!
    188g on my scale, and very good finished

    Cool!! Pics?

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    31.6 cycle king post on scale

    I just bought a cycle king post on e-bay. Shipped from China a 1 week! It is very well finished. I bought a 31.6 for my Pedal force build that is going to take a long time. Here are some photos of the post and a cycle king carbon clamp.
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    has anyone had any issues on the CK carbon seatpost?

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    Quote Originally Posted by wannabeRacer
    has anyone had any issues on the CK carbon seatpost?

    None so far... It seems very solid.

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    You guys think that seat rail base will hold up with use? The carbon sits on the alu edges. Looks nice, otherwise. I need to get another light post, and this looks like little better than my KCNC.

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    Used for 1 month with a and no problem. The cycle king wording sems to be opposite orientation from most other seatpost.

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    I wish CK will bring out a seatback size 34.9 x 350mm, as Ritchey WCS post is too expensive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rensho
    You guys think that seat rail base will hold up with use? The carbon sits on the alu edges. Looks nice, otherwise. I need to get another light post, and this looks like little better than my KCNC.
    Well, can´t answer that, but that carbon part sits on 3 layers... Alu layer (outside), carbon post (middle) and alu again (inside).

    If it doens´t hold up, I'll buy the alu version of the seat rail base...

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    Man, that looks like one of the most poorly designed seat claps. I could so see that moving on my when I ride.

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    hey Batas, how's the cycle king seatpost going?

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    I have my 34,9 CK seatpost!
    188g on my scale, and very good finished

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    Quote Originally Posted by wannabeRacer
    hey Batas, how's the cycle king seatpost going?

    Hi! So far, I'm very pleased!!! Nice seatpost.

    Here with the latest aquisition: Saevid S1 seat.

    S1 Scale1

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    nice bargain. Is it confortable for marathon races?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sergio_pt
    nice bargain. Is it confortable for marathon races?

    Too soon to tell... Only 1 week old and 2-3h rides. For that is OK. have to test on long rides... The only negative point so far is the flex. Very low. Very.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZCKYbfHbB7k

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    damn thats a stiff board! would be good for soft road bike riding.

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    thanks for the reply Batas, cool looking carbon saddle you got there.

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    Is there other place we can buy the cycleking seatpost or a rebranded one instead of ebay?

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    i get a rebranded one for $67.. 31.6mm still on the way

    http://cgi.ebay.com/BRAND-NEW-VORTEX...QQcmdZViewItem

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    well who is really making this seatposts? Vortex or Cycleking or other?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sergio_pt
    well who is really making this seatposts? Vortex or Cycleking or other?
    neither of them. they just put their label

    it's always hard to tell who actually produces what down there...anyway - a great seatpost for the value.

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    yeah I could buy it with no label if it made it cheaper.
    I'm now trying to find a seller for this seatpost in Europe so I dont have to pay import duties by having to buy from Hongkong. Anyone knows one?

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    another one.. labeled different

    http://superstar.tibolts.co.uk/produ...roducts_id=102

    25 Euros seems a big deal

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    Quote Originally Posted by FueLEX8
    another one.. labeled different

    http://superstar.tibolts.co.uk/produ...roducts_id=102

    25 Euros seems a big deal
    nice find mate! just wipe out the superstar logo and we have a big deal.

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    easy

    Quote Originally Posted by sergio_pt
    nice find mate! just wipe out the superstar logo and we have a big deal.
    that's easy: just take some emery cloth and after that put some new laquer.

    I have done this to my Token seatpost+saddle as well.

    25 Euro is just unreal....it's well worth a couple of minutes spent taking off those stupid bold letters.
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    It doesnt seem like the same item - if you look at the bar supporting the two bolts, The superstar version has different angle. Hopefully it's the only difference?
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    yes really idiot logo... You probably dont need to use any laquer after sanding. I'd use fine sandpaper and then polish it, just like I did to my carbon handlebar that had some dents with laquer coming off.

    Ausable what do you see diferent in the superstar seatpost from the cycleking seatpost? Looks the same to me.

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    They look the same to me except diferent logo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sergio_pt
    They look the same to me except diferent logo.
    No -Batas seatpost has the clamping part in a more or less 90 degree angle like other seatposts of this type too.

    The other post has quite a bit of an angle. This might be useful on some bikes with very low seatangle but usually i'd say the angle is a bit too much.

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    ok the hole has an offset angle. I was imagining that the clamping bolts were not tight in the superstar seatpost so they would drop a little forward. But thinking a bit it might even be useful to have this angle because has I've experienced and everyone that has used a seatpost with a clamping system like this, there is bolt that is screwed in more than other causing different tension in the bolts and in the seat rails. this way the bolts will be almost even tight and horizontal to the ground.

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    Thanks batas, I was still figuring out how to describe the difference in proper english :-)
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    Quote Originally Posted by FueLEX8
    another one.. labeled different

    http://superstar.tibolts.co.uk/produ...roducts_id=102

    25 Euros seems a big deal
    well I end out to order the seatpost without knowing the store! shame on me! Lets see how everything goes and how the seatpost behaves. I needed a more confortable seatpost because thomson is freaking stiff!

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    my superstar carbon seatpost arrived pretty fast!

    here it is 31.6 x 350mm 189g, lost 20g from the thomson elite seatpost trimmed.
    I can also trim this one about 40 or 50mm I can take another 10-20g maybe.
    The angle in the top barrel in not a problem at all, fits good. I'll take a picture later.







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    sweet seatpost!! im still waiting for my vortex

    paid in jan 6, sended in jan 13, and 22+ days to arrive! give me a break

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    I'm annoyed that they don't ship to the states. I would have three of those by now.

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    i just send them an email, to see if we can arrange shipping to the US.
    i'll keep an update on shipping info

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    Quote Originally Posted by dinoadventures
    I'm annoyed that they don't ship to the states. I would have three of those by now.
    They dont ship to the US? they have that option in the country list.

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    bad news for us! they just repplied the e-mail:

    Hi there, it is not the insurance on the shipping, it is for using the
    product in the states. So I'm sorry we cannot sell to the states.

    Yours

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    I don't suppose someone in the UK could compile a group buy, eh?

    It also begs the question about who is distributing the product domestically so that we may exchew the group buy procedure outright.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FueLEX8
    bad news for us! they just repplied the e-mail:

    Hi there, it is not the insurance on the shipping, it is for using the
    product in the states. So I'm sorry we cannot sell to the states.

    Yours

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    This is to balance the huge number of US sellers that don't ship to Europe. ...So much for the global market
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    Im in the UK.... Generally Superstar has a bad rep here though to be honnest.

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    I got the cycle king, still going strong, best buy and better than the easton ec90 at least i think so!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tiffster
    Im in the UK.... Generally Superstar has a bad rep here though to be honnest.
    what do you mean? bad rep, representation, reputation, repacking, repairs, replys... ?

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    Well they took a beating a couple months back...

    They sell brake pads - and the braking material was coming of the backing plate - causing alot of problems, leaving people with no brakes etc etc when in the middle of no where.

    And they sell bottom brackets too which some people say are fine, others say they dont last, some failed after a couple of rides etc etc.


    But these seatposts are just re-branded ones so no worries there

    If anyone wants a seatpost i could probably help you out if your Stateside....

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    I'm in. Let's get this going.

    They're out of 27.2x400, though.

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    I think its because they have new ones coming with new logos etc so these are the older ones.

    Dunno how much the new ones will be.

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    just look for these things on ebay. Type in Cycleking, and you will find several coming out of Hong Kong Ebay.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cheers!
    just look for these things on ebay. Type in Cycleking, and you will find several coming out of Hong Kong Ebay.
    Those aren't $32. They're more like twice that at the least.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dinoadventures
    Those aren't $32. They're more like twice that at the least.
    sorry i missed teh $32 part

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tiffster
    Well they took a beating a couple months back...

    They sell brake pads - and the braking material was coming of the backing plate - causing alot of problems, leaving people with no brakes etc etc when in the middle of no where.

    And they sell bottom brackets too which some people say are fine, others say they dont last, some failed after a couple of rides etc etc.


    But these seatposts are just re-branded ones so no worries there

    If anyone wants a seatpost i could probably help you out if your Stateside....
    Could have been bad luck, or a bad production batch. But for de money we cant be very demanding.
    Anyway I hope they sell more bargain cool stuff for the bikes bcause I'll buy.
    They have some ceramic bearings that I might try...

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    Quote Originally Posted by wannabeRacer
    I wish CK will bring out a seatback size 34.9 x 350mm, as Ritchey WCS post is too expensive.
    +1

    with the straight CK I need to put the seat all the way back and I would need even more...

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    you need a bigger frame

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    To be honnest i gave a very brief overview of the problems - i dont want to go into full details as i dont want to get owned by some lawyer etc. But i really really would recommend agaisnt it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FueLEX8
    sweet seatpost!! im still waiting for my vortex

    paid in jan 6, sended in jan 13, and 22+ days to arrive! give me a break
    Did you get yours yet? I'm considering ordering one but I need to know about how long it takes to show up.

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    yes I already get it, it was shipped on the 13th and came home in the 21 so not as bad as expected.

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    some photos

    <a href="http://s357.photobucket.com/albums/oo13/fuelex88/?action=view&current=S6300150.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i357.photobucket.com/albums/oo13/fuelex88/S6300150.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a>

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    nice. i figured it would show up eventually as i had done business with the seller before. i think once i get that and remove the logos my build will be pretty done.

    btw, mud in bike pics is always awesome.

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    dinoadventures

    how you will remove the logos? sandpaper .. please explain to me

    Thanks.

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    Nino said he did it with emory cloth and then reapplied clearcoat.

    edit: i think NAPA auto parts would have it. Autozone only carries up to 2000 grit sandpaper which i think might still be too aggressive.

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    2000 will be just fine, that will take long enough as it is.

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    sandpaper...

    Quote Originally Posted by FueLEX8
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    how you will remove the logos? sandpaper .. please explain to me

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    yes - you will need to remove the logos with sandpaper. i used about 280 if i'm right.any smoother and you will spend hours to get the logos off. it is really done easily. I did it under water so the paper doesn't fill up. after the logos are gone use some smooth paper to smoothen before you re-aply the laquer.
    The whole procedure took me about 5-10 minutes only.

    I did the same to my Token saddle. I like both without bold logos much better!
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    thanks nino,, i will try it.. i dont like the vortex logo

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    Nino did you sand off the logo and re-clearcoated the upper section only (easy) , or did you remove the clearcoat from the entire seatpost lenght (pain in the xxx)?

    In the first option, is there any chances of getting an ugly, uneven surface?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ausable
    Nino did you sand off the logo and re-clearcoated the upper section only (easy) , or did you remove the clearcoat from the entire seatpost lenght (pain in the xxx)?

    In the first option, is there any chances of getting an ugly, uneven surface?
    thanks
    as you can see i just sanded the upper portion where the bold red logo was and just re-applied some laquer. the surface is as smooth as it was before. there's not much laquer needed to make it shiny again.

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    Nino, you used spray lacquer, correct?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dinoadventures
    Nino, you used spray lacquer, correct?
    yes sure. i used some spray-can laquer for automobiles. i would also have all the equippment for the real stuff but the cheap way worked well enough.

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    polishing will be lighter

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    well...

    Quote Originally Posted by sergio_pt
    polishing will be lighter
    that may be because polishing takes several hours, you loose weight because you sweat a lot so yes - it might be lighter in the end

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    Quote Originally Posted by nino
    that may be because polishing takes several hours, you loose weight because you sweat a lot so yes - it might be lighter in the end
    If you have the proper tools it takes 2 minutes.

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    well..

    Quote Originally Posted by sergio_pt
    If you have the proper tools it takes 2 minutes.
    that's not polishing!

    These logos are actually slim stickers under some clearcoat so you need o somehow get rid of them.polishing is just too smooth.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nino
    that's not polishing!

    These logos are actually slim stickers under some clearcoat so you need o somehow get rid of them.polishing is just too smooth.
    ok now.

    Two ways to remove the logos: You sand down to the stickers take them out, fine sand again and polish.
    Or as you did, replace the last step with laquer or varnish etc.

    If the logos are print on the surface of the clearcoat they are easier to remove, just fine sand with water then polish.

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    FueLEX8 whats the weight and size of your vertex post?

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    I don't know the weight of it, but the size is 31.6 x 350mm

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    Long Term Update?

    Any comments on how these are holding up over time? Looks like Cycle King now offers several sizes and models...

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    Mine is holding up as to date without failures. I have been using it for one year-two months, racing and training in a hardtail. I'm very happy with the seatpost

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    yeah my superstar clone is holding great too. Too bad superstar components doesn't sell any more of these seatposts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sergio_pt
    yeah my superstar clone is holding great too. Too bad superstar components doesn't sell any more of these seatposts.
    I've got one of these SSC models as well, but I noticed a tiny bit of rust/pitting on the bolts, so i'm not quite sure whether they are actual titanium, or just steel.

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