I have been riding Campy equiped bikes since 1956, which included the parallelogram bar FD shifter, and I have never seen such a short seatpost except modified by a racer to save wt. All that is needed in the down tube is twice the diameter of the seatpost in length. I modified several my self to recover a cracked seatpost.
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> In a message dated 9/10/02 10:59:38 AM Pacific Daylight Time,
> TheMaaslands@comcast.net writes:
> << I haven't said anything about it yet because I have absolutely no
> corroborating evidence to back it up, and would hate to say something
> without proof, but I honestly believe that Campagnolo did actually make such
> short seatposts. I have seen many older bikes in Italy that were set up with
> Campagnolo seatposts that showed no more post than what is seen on the Ebay
> seatpost. Riding with little seatpost showing was actually almost the
> standard prior to the 60's! Just look at the historic photos and virtually
> none of the bikes will have the seatpost exposure that is now the norm.
> I have a Campy steel seat post, made from 1956 to 1959 and the parallel
> section is 130mm. That's about the shortest I've ever seen that was
> unadulterated or still in the box. Shorter ones were probably owner
> modifications to save weight. A manufacturer has to accommodate the market,
> but would likely make "standard" lengths. I have no doubt Tullio probably
> shortened some for particular riders when he was a "team mechanic", but would
> he have done this at the factory for batches? Hard to say for sure.
> Stevan Thomas
> Alameda, CA