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squeaky carbon post

Discussion in 'Bicycle Mechanics and Repairs' started by sloxam, 18 Aug 2007.

  1. sloxam

    sloxam New Member

    hi, i have a carbon post going into a carbon frame and i'm sure that the loud squeak thats coming from the bike is down to that or the seat itself. what can i put on the post to reduce the possibility of squeaking?
     
  2. Evilcat

    Evilcat Senior Member

    Location:
    London
    Tacx carbon assembly compound. Don't use normal grease!

    EC
     
  3. Elmer Fudd

    Elmer Fudd Miserable Old Bar Steward

    There is a similar question on here, recently posted, Sloxam, I would give you a link but I can't find it, do a bit of scanning mate.
    And Welcome to the madhouse !
     
  4. Steve Austin

    Steve Austin The Marmalade Kid

    Location:
    Mlehworld
  5. Smokin Joe

    Smokin Joe Legendary Member

    I'd check the saddle first as it is the most likely cause of a squeak from that area. A clamp bolt that is not quite tight enough can be noisey, and one annoying noise I put up with for a while turned out to be the top and bottom of the clamp not being directly lined up.
     
  6. OP
    OP
    sloxam

    sloxam New Member

    thanks andy, i've been looking at the tacx stuff but didn't want pay a tenner for the big pot so the syringe is ideal. is there any way around the £3.50 postage charge though?
     
  7. Smokin Joe

    Smokin Joe Legendary Member

    Probikekit are post free if you choose the standard delivery option. Their stuff almost always arrives next day, though we are at the mercy of the postal dispute at the mo.
     
  8. Yep - ProBikeKit are rather odd in that there's something on the product page saying 'Free Postage', you buy the thing and go to the basket and it's put postage on it, you go to check-out and it takes it off again.
    - Odd.

    And as Joe says, I wouldn't bother with Express Delivery either to be honest, I've always bought stuff on Std Delivery and it's arrived the next day or the one following.