RE: [CR]Avocet Question + history lesson?


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From: Mark Bulgier <mark@bulgier.net>
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: RE: [CR]Avocet Question + history lesson?
Date: Sun, 27 Jan 2002 22:45:01 -0800


Bill Bryant wrote about the Avocet seatpost:
>
> Under hard usage (i.e., racing on rough roads, or with
> heavier riders), the Avocet's delicate 5mm septets bolts
> tended to break, [snip]

Yep, I loved that post, but after two separate incidents of bolts breaking I decided they weren't for me. I weighed about 170 back then and wasn't especially hard on equipment. The Campy bolts had a similar job to do and they were 7mm compared to the Avocet's 5mm. I'd have to say it just wasn't a good idea to use such thin bolts.

Add me to the list of people whose early model 20 computers are still in use, still working fine.

Mark Bulgier
Seattle, Wa
USA