Carbon frame in workstand?

topcat1

vintage Mercian 2012
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here
I've just spent my xmas bonus on a Merlin C110 and i'm wondering where do I clamp the frame in the workstand. I read some years back that you have to clamp the seatpost is this correct?
 

giant man

New Member
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Essex innit?
But what if that is carbon as well? I too am confused.
 
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topcat1

topcat1

vintage Mercian 2012
Location
here
Thanks, it's a Thomson seat post so no worries there.
Just recieved the ultegra sl groupset, i'll post some photos once the bikes set up.
Merry xmas yall.
 
I guess it depends how hard you're clamping it.

If just putting it on the stand to, say, adjust the derailleurs, you wouldn't clamp it that hard, just enough to prevent it falling out of the stand.

But if wanting to really heave at something, I wouldn't be that enthusiastic winding a clamp up really tight on any sort of tube, be it carbon, thin-walled aluminium or steel.
 

Steve Austin

The Marmalade Kid
Location
Mlehworld
In 30 years of fettling i have never used a bikestand, so it may just be possible to fettle without clamping anything. Of course this will go against your wish to use a bikestand but you never know, it might just work ;)
 
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