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yep. hopes work, the ird looks fine and they had a strong rep way back when but i still prefer the salsa's. my suggestion... get a adjustable post like a gd or amp and run a fixed collar.
 

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cactuscorn said:
get a adjustable post like a gd or amp and run a fixed collar.
Good call. One slightly related comment, I have started carrying a spare fixed collar with me on longer rides. I've seen one or two people bust collars in the middle of nowhere, and I prefer not to have to walk back or jam something in my seatube.
 

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Think i'll be sticking with my Thomson post. I had a Hope but prefered the Salsa. Only thing holding me back is the possibility of snagging my shorts on the Salsa lever. Is there a reason Turner has the frame's seatpost slot forward ?
 

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ive never snagged shorts on a salsa... ever.

strength. if it was open rearward, more tendancy to try and exit on impact if ya slammed the seat off a jump or such. just a guess really.
 

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Personally I despised the Salsa clamp I had. The aluminum on aluminum contact between the lever and the clamp body made it excessively hard to close, even with grease in place. The Hope makes use of a bronze washer in between the body and the lever which results in much smoother action. The other difference I appreciate is the ability to change the clamping power without requiring an allen wrench.
 

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Personally I despised the Salsa clamp I had. The aluminum on aluminum contact between the lever and the clamp body made it excessively hard to close, even with grease in place. The Hope makes use of a bronze washer in between the body and the lever which results in much smoother action. The other difference I appreciate is the ability to change the clamping power without requiring an allen wrench.
THis is an extremely simple fix..the problem is you are using grease for something it was NOT designed to do.

Take your new salsa and put just a little anti-sieze on the contact points..... it will now slide easy, wont gall, etc...and the allen on the salsa is finger turnable.
 

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Man we getting allot of these lately huh!

Im with TLL and CC what ever way ya choose!

We run the clamps in he fwd pos to avoid hitting t
he seat stay bridge!

To me the Salsa clamp reduces your option it cannot be used in the vertical pos which for m is best, it only works horizontally, its harder to adjust you need an allen key the hope has a nice finger dial!

Anyways your choice thats what Ive found Ive used both for many years, my salsa's sit in the bike box bits with wheel skewers I no longer use either!

Another pic of the Hope clamp
 

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davep said:
THis is an extremely simple fix..the problem is you are using grease for something it was NOT designed to do.

Take your new salsa and put just a little anti-sieze on the contact points..... it will now slide easy, wont gall, etc...and the allen on the salsa is finger turnable.
If I ever get another Salsa clamp I'll give that a shot. Thanks for the tip. :thumbsup:
 

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To echo...
I started w/ a Salsa. It galled badly! (even w/ anti-squeeze...)
Replaced it w/ a Hope....sweet!

As for the fwd ST slit, I always thought the other reason was to keep crud thrown by the back tire out of it...??
 

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I've run Salsa Flip Locks for a long time, but when I put one on my Sultan the lever is long enough that it was hitting the SS brace at full compression. IIRC, the same thing happens on the RFX, but not the Flux. I've gone to a Hope on the Sultan and it works fine.
 

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true for all turners med and smaller. the other issue is if ya turn it around, the clamp body also is impacted by the shock stay yoke. a hope fixes this and its not a bad part.

did i mention ya should consider a adjustable post?
 

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i was tellin s works in another thread that i cant have a momba post cuz candycorn says no bike parts with more travel than my unit.

fiancee huh? congrats!
(ya stupid fock! there goes yer bike habit. so what will we cal ya, "1TurnerWouldaBeenNice"?)
 

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cactuscorn said:
i was tellin s works in another thread that i cant have a momba post cuz candycorn says no bike parts with more travel than my unit.

fiancee huh? congrats!
(ya stupid fock! there goes yer bike habit. so what will we cal ya, "1TurnerWouldaBeenNice"?)
Bwahahaha! There's a reason why we've been engaged for going on 2.5 years... :D

Just picked up a new car for her a couple of months ago. I have a little more leverage now (if not actual room) to get another bike or two...
 

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I did give some brief thought to picking up a Highline, you know, for fun. But then I remembered that I hardly ride my RFX.

My goal for this summer is to at least make it to Mammoth with the RFX. I'm really interested to see what DT ends up cooking up for the 2009 Big Bike. That would be the bike I'd really like for those rare Tunnel/Cold Springs shuttles and some lift-assisted fun.
 
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