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I come home from work the other day, only to find out that I received a package in the mail. Oh? I was curious as to what it was since I have not ordered anything for a while… Opened up the package, and there were two products I forgot I was getting from Selcof.

Selcof was founded at the end of WWII and until 1985 the main activity was the manufacturing of metallic parts for the saddles of motorcycle, touring and racing bikes. In the meantime other additional activities developed contributed to the growth of the company.Today the complete range of seat posts consist of 30 models, many of which are available in 34 different diameters.SELCOF is especially attentive to quality thanks to constant inspections of the manufactured pieces and to the homologation of all the products according to the norms UNI,ISO and AFNOR.
Many Professional racing teams assist with product testing of Selcof products. Thanks to the most up-to date computerized technology, each new design is virtually tested to fix the structural limits and to verify security, lightness and quality specifications. All products are tested by independent laboratories that certify physical and structural characteristics. All this work allows Selcof to offer products to all cyclists from professional champions to leisure enthusiasts.

I have heard that Selcof manufacturing has recently been reassigned like all other proud companies to the far east. Not sure about this, but I would not think of them any less if so.

To review these,  I replaced my Bontrager 70mm 2-Bolt post (165g),  and the 600mm wide Bontrager Big Sweep 15* bar (270g). (more…)

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Flit Wheels stated this about their Letica wheelset:

The FLIT Letica wheelset is built from the ground up to provide a high performance lightweight pair of wheels. Great for everyday riding but engineered for fast-pace group rides/races, this wheelset outperforms wheels in its class. With its outstanding light weight at 1315g, the FLIT Letica climbs like a rocket and nimbly accelerates to win the field sprint. Not only is weight a focus for these wheels, durability is also a priority. This is addressed by a plethora of spokes, specifically 20 in the front and 28 laced 2x/2x in the rear. Spoke tension is also evened by using thicker spokes on the drive side. Like all FLIT wheels, this wheelset is proudly hand built in the U.S.A.

  • Rim: Flit Aluminum Clincher
  • Rim Depth: 22mm
  • Spoke Count: 20Front/28Rear
  • Hubs: Flit SL hubs
  • Hub Spacing: 100mm Front/130mm Rear
  • Spokes:
  • Front: Wheelsmith XL14
  • Rear: Wheelsmith XL14(non-drive side) Wheelsmith DB14(drive side)
  • Sapim CX-Ray Option available
  • Lacing: Radial Front and 2x/2x Rear
  • Nipples: Flit External Alloy Nipples
  • Weight: 1315 grams

This review are for the Flit Leticas with the Sapim CX-Ray spoke upgrade. Shimano, SRAM or Campagnolo Compatibility

MSRP – $538 (as of 5/30/2009)

Flit is a company owned by Brent Delrosario. Brent is a Michigan native, and also a racer with the Wolverine Sports Club. His business, according to an interview with Tim Finkelstein was started in order to provide light, and quality track wheels to friends, young racers and (employee) track starlet whom is only named Maia at a lower price than what is out on the market. Brent declares that

Flit Wheels are not intended as a main project, nor for him to become the next Donald Trump… (more…)

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