The Chorus Ti seatpost is much better than the Record, anyway, in my opinion. It may be the best looking seatpost ever made, except for maybe some old fluted pantographed work of art. But, alas, Chorus has gone carbon, too. Carbon just doesn't have the artsey feel of finely polished metal, does it?Nessism said:My first Campy seat post was the Chorus Ti model. Never had a problem other than the bike was stolen!
So using the insurance money I built up a new bike, this time using a Record carbon seat post - looks like the same clamp as the Ti version. This new seat post has been a major pain ever since I bought it. First off it creaks from the saddle clamp area. I don't understand why this seatpost should creak since the clamp is identical to the Chorus version which never gave me any trouble. I even tried a new saddle to make sure this wasn't the problem. Next the seat post stuck in the frame: clear paint stuck fast in the seat tube and took a significant amount of force to get it out. Good news is that the carbon/epoxy seems just fine. In fact, I scraped off the clear paint to make sure the epoxy coat was not damaged - this is the important thing, not the clear paint.
So now I have an expensive seat post which creaks everytime I use it. That is, when I use it. Right now it's sitting in the "spares" box, i.e. "part hell".
Major waste of money.