Missing seatpost clamp?

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  • 06-20-2018
    alexdi
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    Missing seatpost clamp?
    Does anyone know where to find a the seat post clamp/binder for the 2003-2007 Tarmac?

    It had this weird aero tube reducer that mated to a conventional round post. I can't find it on the 'bay and my shop says they don't have it anymore, which means my '06 S-Works frame might as well be wall art.

    I'm also open to alternative solutions. A Transition aero post is actually a perfect fit for the opening, but I can't find a seat clamp for that either, so I've no way to secure it.

    This is what the bike would look like with the right part:

    Attachment 322949

    Much thanks to any ideas!
  • 06-20-2018
    jetdog9
    Poked around on Internet, not looking good for you... did you try asking Specialized directly somehow?

    You could take a flyer on one of these perhaps:
    https://www.bricklanebikes.co.uk/blb...at-clamp-black
    https://www.aventon.com/products/rep...96-32863331602

    Maybe you can mix/match parts if yours is just broken, not missing, to get things working?

    Note to self: Don't lose or screw up this part for my 2006 Allez.
  • 06-20-2018
    alexdi
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by jetdog9 View Post
    Poked around on Internet, not looking good for you... did you try asking Specialized directly somehow?

    You could take a flyer on one of these perhaps:
    https://www.bricklanebikes.co.uk/blb...at-clamp-black
    https://www.aventon.com/products/rep...96-32863331602

    Maybe you can mix/match parts if yours is just broken, not missing, to get things working?

    Note to self: Don't lose or screw up this part for my 2006 Allez.

    I just sent a note to Specialized Rider Care, though my past experience is that they'll just refer me back to the shop. I appreciate the links; unfortunately they don't appear to be the right profile. Grabbing an old frame and binning the entire thing except the seat clamp is my last-ditch option..
  • 06-25-2018
    Wetworks
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by alexdi View Post
    I just sent a note to Specialized Rider Care, though my past experience is that they'll just refer me back to the shop. I appreciate the links; unfortunately they don't appear to be the right profile. Grabbing an old frame and binning the entire thing except the seat clamp is my last-ditch option..

    Sent a note? Dude, call them directly. I have done so in the past and actually just called them today about a seatpost collar for my Diverge. The woman I spoke with was literally going through bins while on the phone with me.
  • 06-25-2018
    alexdi
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Wetworks View Post
    Sent a note? Dude, call them directly. I have done so in the past and actually just called them today about a seatpost collar for my Diverge. The woman I spoke with was literally going through bins while on the phone with me.

    Good thought. No luck, she couldn't find one. The folks selling complete frames haven't gotten back to me, I don't think they're inclined to part anything out. My local shop suggested having a carbon repair shop create a proper post opening; this struck me as a bridge too far.
  • 06-26-2018
    1Butcher
    PM me. I may have one.
  • 12-05-2018
    azsuprasm
    1Butcher, your PM is full...and I also am in dire need of a Tarmac or Allez wedge seatpost clamp. Thanks!
  • 12-06-2018
    1Butcher
    I swear you are the only message in my PM.

    I also swear I have one, but I have yet to find it. I also have a broken Tarmac frame [cracked at the BB] that I have no use for. I save junk. Sadly I got too much.
  • 12-06-2018
    azsuprasm
    That would be awesome if you could rummage around for it for me. Jetdog9 turned me onto another possible source, but Id love to get this ride back on the road soon.

    December is prime ride time here in AZ...and I have lots of saved junk too. LMK if you need anything and Ill check my stash
  • 12-07-2018
    azsuprasm
    UPDATE:

    Gotta give props to my man Garrett at Global Bikes in Chandler, AZ.

    He found TWO of these a their Utah warehouse!

    They showed "0" in stock on their computers, but the person he spoke with was familiar with the part and knew where to find them! He only reserved one for me, so there will be one left there.

    I get to support my LBS this way and I'll get it faster, but I want to give props to everyone that jumped into this search:

    Everyone on Facebook in the AZ SteveBay group, and the excellent individuals on this forum: jetdog9, kiwisimon, Caesar2k and, of course, 1Butcher (Yes, keep looking, I still want yours!).

    I'll post pics when I get it in my hands and installed.

    -=S=-
  • 10-30-2019
    1Butcher
    Update! I found the clamp.
  • 10-30-2019
    goodboyr
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by 1Butcher View Post
    Update! I found the clamp.

    Talk about a day late and a dollar short.........[emoji16]

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  • 10-31-2019
    jetdog9
    Somebody should send one of these things to Wheels Mfg or something and convince them to build like 50 to keep in stock. The part seems to go missing (or maybe break?) but the frame is a durable one and was pretty popular in its time.
  • 11-12-2019
    1Butcher
    I can only agree that I'm a day late, but at least I'm still counting them.

    As for a dollar short, I worked way too many hours to let that happen.

    Send me a PM if anyone needs it. My PM is not full.