Carbon seat post adjustment

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

  1. Krypton

    Krypton New Member

    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

    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 Über 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

    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.
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