Here's what we can tell you about it:
It's steel and lugged and in a 27.2 x 250mm it weighs 317.5g.
Crystal Fellow, same length and diameter, weighs 252g, or about 2.3
ounces less. (Those of you who've lost all of your belly fat should
steer clear of this post!)
It is nickel plated dull brite finish.
feature is its offset, which Nitto says is 15mm more than the Crystal
Fellow (our normal Nitto post). It looks more than that, but in any case
it's a lot.
We show it here on a Selle-An-Atomica saddle, shoved
all the way back--not something a normal person would need to do
ordinarily on a typical bike. But many small bikes have too-steep seat
tube angles, and many road frames from the '80s and onward had and still
have too-steep seat tube angles. And many women's saddles don't let you
shove them back far. Whether it's wise to throw $200+ at a frame that's
not right is up to you, but if you love the frame and this post will make it right, that seems like money well-spent.
in all, there are remedial reasons for a post such as this; and then
there are more snooty ones------like, it looks good, and it's lugged and
steel, for heaven's sake. A case could be made that if you're going to
build that much setback into a seat post, the structure hanging it out
there shurzeck ought to be strong, and steel's the only material that
can stand it.
The clamping parts that form the frog's face are the same as on the S-83 post.
The lug is investment cast in Japan.
strong, unique, gorgeous, and slightly extravagant post. The set-back
is a great thing--it helps with all of the Brooks saddles (especially
the wider ones).