BMC Streampost 73.5 - Where to Find?
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    BMC Streampost 73.5 - Where to Find?

    I currently own a BMC SLX01. Love it. Only problem is it looks like the Streampost is failing. No matter how I adjust the wedge, the post slips. I've tried everything from paste to screen protectors. It's got a lot of use on it, so I guess maybe it's time has passed.

    That said, since BMC doesn't produce them anymore, I'm having a tough time tracking one down. I'd hate to dump the whole bike due to not having a functioning post, so I'm hoping someone out there knows of a source where a used/replacement can be found. I've contacted my local BMC dealer, and they're not sure they can help (they're still trying, but figure I'd open all options). Outside of having to buy a older frameset just for the post, anyone have one lying unused or have an idea where one could be located? Thanks.

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    Thanks for reminding me - I need to order a spare seatpost for my SLR-01 Team Machine before they stop making those.

    (Sorry, I don't have any help for you finding the Streampost).

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    I currently have a SL01 with a good Streampost. I do use a screen protector to keep it tight, but otherwise it works fine. My problem is it's too short. I've been looking for an extended Streampost, I heard they came in 350mm or 400mm. If I ever find one, I'd be willing to sell my standard one. I have a feeling it might be awhile though.

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    I did manage to find a 300mm one through my BMC dealer. Fortunately, I can make it work. Per the rep, BMC US is putting in an order for some longer Streampost, but they didn't give a timetable on when that might come through. You might want to contact your local BMC dealer to see about getting on call list for when some new ones make it to the U.S. As for your current shorter one, let me know if/when you'd like to sell off. These things will probably become harder and harder to find over the years, so i'd love to have a backup.

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    Ok, that's good info. My local dealer wasn't that helpful last time I talked to them, but this intel could help me persuade them to look into it further. I will give you dibs on my standard post if I can upgrade. Thanks!

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    If you continue to get stoned by your dealer, feel free to contact Now Bikes in St. Paul MN. Those guys know their stuff and must have a good BMC rep. They've come through for me a number of times w/ old BMC parts. Ask for Sam or Brett...

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    Quote Originally Posted by bszczerbiak View Post
    If you continue to get stoned by your dealer, feel free to contact Now Bikes in St. Paul MN. Those guys know their stuff and must have a good BMC rep. They've come through for me a number of times w/ old BMC parts. Ask for Sam or Brett...
    Thanks for the lead! I am looking for a fork for a 2014 SLR01 (black white) and may get in touch with them as well. also, check ebay with the search term BMC seatpost and you'll get a bunch of hits as well.
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    "That pretty much sums it up. I'm 43 and my max is ~178-180. If that HR chart was mine or Froome's, we'd be on the verge of death. But for you it probably looks like a normal workout." -TLG

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    Yep, thanks for the referral!

    And I do see plenty of BMC seatposts on eBay, but never a Streampost, at least not yet.

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    The expansion plug and inside of seat tube needs to be completely clean and free of paste or grease. If you put paste or grease on the post, it's going to take some work to thoroughly clean it out of the seat tube. Set the open plug tension (screw on bottom) to provide very slight friction when inserting the post. Screen protector can be used on the back side of the post where it enters the seat tube to eliminate squeaking and is not related to post security.
    ... 'cuz that's how I roll.

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    public service announcement: some guy on ebay is selling a bunch of older style BMC seatposts. they appear to be new. search "BMC post"
    "That pretty much sums it up. I'm 43 and my max is ~178-180. If that HR chart was mine or Froome's, we'd be on the verge of death. But for you it probably looks like a normal workout." -TLG

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    Hey guys,
    I was wondering if you had any luck finding a longer streampost? Looking for one for my SLR01

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    Quote Originally Posted by alexbmc View Post
    Hey guys,
    I was wondering if you had any luck finding a longer streampost? Looking for one for my SLR01
    I'm looking for a shorter streampost for an SL01 I'm building for a friend. How long is yours? Maybe we could make a mutually beneficial trade!

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    I believe I have the "short" one, the 320mm. What size do you have?

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    Quote Originally Posted by alexbmc View Post
    I believe I have the "short" one, the 320mm. What size do you have?
    I'll measure when I get home.

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    Hi! So I finally brought my bike from Belgium to Berlin, and just getting ready to ride, when winter finally decides to take a break.. any news on the streampost?

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