Some of you lurkers cannot view video.
What is going to be shown:
=background paper of pinkish "rosin paper" is clamped against the ugly garage door.
=the camera I must use is an old Casio, about three years old.
=It has a front-firing pinhole mic, adequate enough for recording my stentorian voice.
=Its lens is internally fogged from my toy steam engine days;
need a new mini, SD or HD solid-state, digicam, soon.
=The aspect ratio will be 4:3, not wide screen 16:9
=The cam will be set to "HQ".
=The scenes will be shot, patched together with Windows Movie Maker.
No music. Just old Moootor Mouth
=The conversion from WMM best-quality, to uploadable form:
In WMM, choose "best playback for this computer" = minimal YT fuzz-look.
An HD camera would be a lot better...but I
stomped on its special cable's end, and need a new cable.
So the old Casio will have to serve for this minor video.Bike is in place, up against the rosin paper backdrop.
Seat tube height is about 32" or 80mm, aproximately.
Camera is on the charger.
Then we install a TB in place of an OEM chromed steel tube,
re-using the OEM saddle.
Note: no other metal is so unfortunately slicker, and more liable to slip,
twist, slide-down into the seat tube, than smoothly finished chromed steel.
Otherwise, steel is strong, faultless...except that
the chromed OEM tube has to be super-duper tightened or it will slip or rotate .Slip down or twist, with the Thudbuster's proven, rib-ridge-y, lathe-finished
(so not slippery) aluminum tube
Impossible! it won't slip...if you obtain the correct post/tube fit.
MEASURE your old seat post and then get the nearest size that Cane Creek recommends?
Al-u-min-i-um: this is one department of bike metals, where aluminum really proves its benefit:
the soft metal grips and grabs but good, on aluminum or steel seat post tubes, even if it all is greased, as it should be
, to prevent long-term "post stick-itis" caused by water getting
inside the seat tube. Greased? The black-anodized TB post can always come out with an easy tug.
Grease prevents the interior of the seat tube from forming oxides that will lock an ungreased post of any sort,
given a few years of neglect...water gets in there!
The viddy to come will show the rigdge-y nature of Mr. McFarland's super-intelligent design
You can 'hear' the post when you rub your fingernail up and down its length. GRIP is guaranteed.
So is easy readjustment; to put it up or down to the same place as before,
because the black post is permanently marked with numbers,
so that little sister can put the unit to HER best height,
and Dad can put it to HIS best height; no guesswork.
What a nice touch! There are no flaws in this time and rider-proven design, nor in its manufacture-quality.
All this verbiage will be orated in the video, but, some of you can't yet see videos on your home computers.
Therefore, I write it all out, as much as possible, for those who are still in the
dial-up users! I hope you can see videos on your computers, like, as of last year
and into the future, forever.
DEPENDING ON YOUR HEIGHT, LEG LENGTH, BIKE FRAME's TOP TUBE HEIGHT...
...you may NOT BE ABLE to employ
the "long throw" ThudBuster.
BE SURE to measure! Friendly, honest Cane Creek employees ALL want you to be happy with your prospective purchase.
They are like....Justin...only "bigger" in financial clout. They are GOOD PEOPLE; not "gee gosh, you ordered the wrong model...."
They will treat you right
Before ordering a TB or any seat post tube,
measure your old seat post tube with a metric dial caliper.
(words added by r.w.)
Thudbusters are available in six different direct fit sizes (post diameters),
between 25.4 and 31.6mm, (shims are also available).