Hello! I did change the clamp. I'm using a clamp assembly for the Giant Contact Switch seat post, Giant part number 150000028 for 7 mm metal rails or 150000048 for 9 mm carbon rails. I got it at my LBS.
If you're not able to find that, the people in the Softride Facebook group report having success with this Bontrager part or its J&L clone. I don't have experience with either of those because the Giant part works well for me, and I prefer it in theory because it has a longer support area for the saddle rails.
Your left lever is 2009-2010 Ultra-Shift, while your right lever is 2011-2014 Power-Shift. Power-Shift was introduced in 2011 but only in the lower lines (Athena 11, Centaur 10, Veloce 10).
If I recall correctly, Potenza uses a different spring tension in the rear derailleur, so although that setup will work in the short term, the imbalance between spring tensions in the derailleur and the shifter will cause drift over the long term and require constant adjustment.
I knew I recognized that wall. You build the best bikes.
Thanks for the reply! I'll keep an eye out for future runs.
Hi Graeme, these all look great. Is everything in olive or will you be making anything in black for this run?
A bunch of these NOS went up for sale on eBay yesterday. They're also selling them without box for $10 less. They also had black but those sold out quickly (but not before I was able to grab the last front-only for my sweet fixie).
This thread kind of makes me wish I'd splashed out for Paul brake levers for my Softride because they're quite nice, but also kind of not because apparently every man, woman and child has a pair.
It's strange how oddly flaccid the stem looks even though it's pointing almost straight upwards. I personally cannot wait to see how the build turns out.
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