Bicycle Mechanics - Alu Seat Post + Carbon Frame (what lube??)
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10-26-10, 10:31 PM
my first CF frame experience....with my previous steel frames, no problem, just grease and tighten. With CF? what do i use to prevent an alu seatpost from seizing...some tell me powder, I read of some magic gel/paste and some even say grease is fine...
10-26-10, 10:48 PM
is there an aluminum insert in the seat tube? if so, grease it up.
10-26-10, 11:25 PM
its a parlee Z3 and no.....no aluminum insert at all.....powder it up?
10-27-10, 03:51 AM
Carbon paste. Your shop should have it. I use this stuff. (http://www.finishlineusa.com/products/fiber_grip.htm) I'm pretty sure your Aluminum seat post won't seize to the carbon seat tube.
11-03-10, 02:33 AM
Just to provide some closure- Toothpaste works!
Just put some onto the post (mines ALU), let it dry for a bit (2-3 mins) and jam it in. No slippage.
Was about to get the Finish Line fibre grip when the shop mechanic stopped me and say I run the risk of seizing the post with that stuff and recommended toothpaste instead.
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