Friday, July 8, 2011

Bontrager Seatpost

From Steve:
Anyway, my contribution is nothing overly dramatic as some of the entries are by any means but it’s still busted carbon. This shot is of a friend’s seat post sometime after he adjusted the saddle height. My guess is the possible over-torque of the clamp at the old height. Just a guess; either way, it failed.
Still, a broken post can be unpleasant.


Anonymous said...

a submission,

ex f1 driver,

Grey Beard said...

My Easton E70 zero seatpost kept sliding down, and I didn't want to over-tighten it, so I had to get creative.

What worked was turning 1500 wet or dry sandpaper face side to the seat post and using it as a very toothy compressible shim.

It works great, and relieves you of having to tighten down the clamp too tight.

If you pull the seatpost out though, you'll need a new shim. It's sacrificial.

Aaron S said...
I have been there!

Anonymous said...

For the love of jeebus, update your blog. Let's see that busted $h!+

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Anonymous said...

It must be that huge saddle bag that was the straw that broke the camel's back.

Why the heck do you need a saddle bag that gigantic?

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