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Avocet Seat Posts

Avocet Seat Posts on this page: 27.2mm fluted post

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Avocet was started in the 1970s by Bernie Hoffacker and his sons Bud and Neal. The Hoffackers were owners of the highly-regarded Northern California bicycle shop Palo Alto Bicycles. In the late 1970s they developed a prototype small cycle computer. Being in Silicon Valley they were able to find expertise to refine it into what would become the most popular cycle computer ever, the Avocet 30. Greg LeMond used one, as did whole European teams such as Panasonic. Even Ironman triathlon winner Dave Scott used an Avocet computer.

For a while, they were everywhere. Avocet says that in the 1989 and 1990 Tours de France, 80% of the riders using a cyclometer were using one made by Avocet.

Avocet saddle bag

Early Avocet saddles came with one of these bags.

Avocet expanded its offering to include tires, saddles, hubs and other parts and accessories. The company at some point changed hands and though there is an Avocet web site, the firm appears to be dormant.

Avocet 27.2mm fluted seat post. Lightly used, $100.00/each

Avicet seat post

Front view

Avocet seat post

Side view

Avocet seat post

The other side of the post.

Avocet seat post

The saddle clamp. The spring-loaded clamp bolts make for easier insertion of saddle rails.

Saddle clamp

The back of the saddle clamp. Note it has 27.2 stamped at the top of the post.

Avocet seat post

The underside of the saddle clamp

Avocet seat post

Here is the post with its box