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Carbon seat post adjustment

Discussion in 'Beginners' started by Krypton, 15 Aug 2007.

  1. Krypton

    Krypton New Member

    Location:
    UK
    Anyone offer any help to stop my carbon seatpost slipping?

    I use a quick release clamp, but am afraid I might crush the post if I close it up too tight. Is there something I can apply to the post to stop it moving?
     
  2. Keith Oates

    Keith Oates Janner

    Location:
    Penarth, Wales
    There might be something you can use, but I don't use anything and have had no problems. I think you would have to be very forceful when tightening to actually crush the seat post!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  3. dangerousjules

    dangerousjules New Member

    can't remember which wise old owl posted on a thread i read but smeared honey with salt poured on the post...sounds like it could work!
     
  4. rustychisel

    rustychisel Well-Known Member

    Hairspray; or there's a proper carbon compound available for considerably more dosh. I'd recommend NOT using a QR clamping seatpost collar with a carbon post. Not at all, due to the clamping forces involved concentrated at one point of the collar.
     
  5. skwerl

    skwerl New Member

    Location:
    London
    beeswax or the Tacx carbon assembly compound
     
  6. monnet

    monnet Über Member

    I'd go for the Tacx compound, ditch the quick release mech and get a torque wrench - or ask your LBS mechanic to use his - to tighten it up correctly.