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    Quote Originally Posted by cxwrench View Post
    Customer: Yep, I normally do all my own work...

    I guess he doesn't understand arrows

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    Quote Originally Posted by frdfandc View Post
    I guess he doesn't understand arrows

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    The arrow is kind of ambiguous, the funny part was the rotor slamming into the caliper and no effort was made to even try flipping the adapter.
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    The markings on Shimano's posts seem to be a little more clear but the banging would be a giveaway...

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    Quote Originally Posted by jetdog9 View Post
    The markings on Shimano's posts seem to be a little more clear but the banging would be a giveaway...
    You'd think. It worked before. Nothing had changed. It doesn't work now...there are only 2 ways you can install the adapter. I guess not everything that is completely obvious is actually completely obvious.
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    I hate things that are obviously obvious

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    I can't make this **** up, I swear. You've got 4 screws and 4 washers...it's not a trick question. Seriously...

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    Quote Originally Posted by cxwrench View Post
    I can't make this **** up, I swear. You've got 4 screws and 4 washers...it's not a trick question. Seriously...

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    Quote Originally Posted by cxwrench View Post
    I can't make this **** up, I swear. You've got 4 screws and 4 washers...it's not a trick question. Seriously...

    But, one washer per bolt is so boring and symmetrical...


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    Is it that hard to pay attention to what you're doing?



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    Quote Originally Posted by cxwrench View Post
    Is it that hard to pay attention to what you're doing?



    OK, I can see clamping CF rails in a seatpost that says "alloy rails only," but WTF is an alloy rail? That term is usually reserved for aluminum in bicycle speak, but there are no alloy railed saddles that I'm aware of, and if so they would be too weak as compared to steel, Ti, and CF rails.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mfdemicco View Post
    OK, I can see clamping CF rails in a seatpost that says "alloy rails only," but WTF is an alloy rail? That term is usually reserved for aluminum in bicycle speak, but there are no alloy railed saddles that I'm aware of, and if so they would be too weak as compared to steel, Ti, and CF rails.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mfdemicco View Post
    OK, I can see clamping CF rails in a seatpost that says "alloy rails only," but WTF is an alloy rail? That term is usually reserved for aluminum in bicycle speak, but there are no alloy railed saddles that I'm aware of, and if so they would be too weak as compared to steel, Ti, and CF rails.
    They're being metallurgically correct. All metals use on bikes are alloyed and not pure.

    OTOH....the bicycle biz is a unique snowflake of people who don't know what a cog actually is or how it differs from a sprocket...which brings up the entire category of bicycle misnomenclature best left for another time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cxwrench View Post
    Is it that hard to pay attention to what you're doing?



    Gosh, anyone notice the seat's clamped in backwards?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marc View Post
    They're being metallurgically correct. All metals use on bikes are alloyed and not pure.
    Yup. Steel of course is an alloy.
    No one is using pure titanium. It's weaker than low grade steel. But rather some Ti alloy such as Ti-6Al-4V
    CrMo rails are steel containing chromium and molybdenum.
    And Vanox is a Vanadium steel alloy


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    Gosh, anyone notice the seat's clamped in backwards?
    Nuh huh. His bike is too big so he needed to move the saddle forward, thus it's installed the "right" way.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tlg View Post
    Yup. Steel of course is an alloy.
    No one is using pure titanium. It's weaker than low grade steel. But rather some Ti alloy such as Ti-6Al-4V
    CrMo rails are steel containing chromium and molybdenum.
    And Vanox is a Vanadium steel alloy
    Hmmm. What metals which are commonly used for bike frame that aren't alloys?

    But generally, when something is described as "alloy", that means an aluminum alloy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tlg View Post
    Nuh huh. His bike is too big so he needed to move the saddle forward, thus it's installed the "right" way.
    I think we are being fooled by 'u know who', if you look at the seat/stem angle, regardless of the seat being mounted backwards, the angle is way wrong. There is no way I could sit leaning forward on that seat! It's like pointed to the moon!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lombard View Post
    Hmmm. What metals which are commonly used for bike frame that aren't alloys?
    I was referring to saddle rails. But bike frames.... none of course.
    And generally in any mechanical/structural component everything is an alloy. Pure metals never have the best properties.
    In my previous career, we used pure molybdenum all the time because we were working at 2500°F and all alloys would melt.

    But generally, when something is described as "alloy", that means an aluminum alloy.
    I dunno. Maybe in a simplistic sense. But that seatpost says "alloy rails only". I'm pretty sure they're not saying to only use saddles with aluminum rails. That'd be a pretty small market.
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    What does that "align arrows" mean? I don't see a mating arrow. Also, look at the saddle rails in the second photo where the carbon is scraped off. Are we looking at a faux carbon railed saddle here? I bought a faux carbon FSA seatpost recently (aluminum with a thin carbon wrap, if it was not painted on).

    I think CX set us up with this. It's like those "how many things can you find wrong" puzzles. :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fredrico View Post
    Gosh, anyone notice the seat's clamped in backwards?
    That's the post that came w/ the bike, it didn't work w/ his fit needs so I'm swapping in a zero offset post.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lombard View Post
    Hmmm. What metals which are commonly used for bike frame that aren't alloys?

    But generally, when something is described as "alloy", that means an aluminum alloy.
    Don't Brooks saddles have 100% pure olde fashioned cast iron rails?


    Not to be pedantic, but alloy means any metal that has other metals mixed in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SPlKE View Post
    Don't Brooks saddles have 100% pure olde fashioned cast iron rails?
    Carbon baby!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaveG View Post
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    I think we are being fooled by 'u know who', if you look at the seat/stem angle, regardless of the seat being mounted backwards, the angle is way wrong. There is no way I could sit leaning forward on that seat! It's like pointed to the moon!
    The saddle was perfectly level on the post, which was turned 'backwards' on the bike when it came in.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tlg View Post
    Carbon baby!

    Mr. Brooks is probably rolling over in his grave about now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tlg View Post
    I dunno. Maybe in a simplistic sense. But that seatpost says "alloy rails only". I'm pretty sure they're not saying to only use saddles with aluminum rails. That'd be a pretty small market.
    Good point. In this case, I'm wondering why they don't just say "no carbon rails".
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lombard View Post
    Good point. In this case, I'm wondering why they don't just say "no carbon rails".
    My guess is this case was the result of some corporate policy on how spec requirements should be written: use positive phrasing, avoid negative phrasing.

    It likely stems from the fact that "no" and "not" are often missed by readers.
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