A recent phone call from a customer prompted me to do a quick search of our BLOG archives for the original article Mike posted about our redesigned seat clamp. Turns out that was over 3 years ago but it seems there are still some folks out there that are not aware of that fact. Anyway, here’s what you need to know. The new seat clamp design separates the seat mounting and clamp tensioning functions. It uses one set of bolts to tension the clamp, making the initial set up extremely easy, and a second set of bolts that hold the seat, which allows you to install or remove the seat in a snap without messing with the clamp tension. This means you’ll never loose your seat position if you take your seat off. The other good news, this clamp will work on any Bacchetta model that uses the old style clamp. And at $30 USD it’s a great low cost upgrade that makes traveling with your bike a whole lot easier. The new seat clamps are available at the Bacchetta store:
First, and foremost, we’d like everyone to know that April 1st, 2012 (no joke) will mark the 10th year that Bacchetta has been in business. So we’d like to take this opportunity to thank all our customers for making our first decade a very successful one. We would also like to give a special shout out to all of our early supporters that took a chance on a new company and kept us going in the early years when success was not a given.
While the arrival of the 2012 bikes is still a few months away there are some things we want to share with everyone now. To help mark our 10th anniversary we’re planning to offer some limited edition colors that pay homage to our company’s beginnings; as well as some of the bikes that we loved growing up. For those of you not familiar with the original Bacchetta bike colors, they were BP Green (Giro-20), Bugatti Blue (Giro-26), Cannibal Orange (Strada) and Natural Ti (Aero). By using a bit of creative license with the original colors, and a brand new decal scheme, we’re hoping to evoke those early Bacchetta bikes while bringing something new to the table at the same time.