Commuting - Seatpost Fail
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06-03-11, 07:24 AM
Either I reached the fatigue strength of my seatpost or my bike is telling me to lose weight. Or both.
Made the final 9 miles of my commute standing.204532
06-03-11, 07:31 AM
I think they use cheap bolts on most seat posts like grade 3 or 5, I've snapped one using my seat bag multitool. When you buy a new post go to a hardware store and replace the bolt with a better one.
06-03-11, 08:04 AM
I swear by Thomson seat posts. Very easy to set-up and adjust, beautifully made, very light, and strong!
06-03-11, 09:23 AM
I'm not going to complain too much about the quality of the seatpost. It did have between 15 and 20k miles on it. Should have just replaced it when I had to shim the seat rails to prevent squeaking of the rail clamps. Makes me wonder if I should also replace the handlebars which are also original.
I swear by Thomson seat posts.
Al four of my bikes have Thomsons. I like never having to worry about a component.
06-03-11, 10:10 AM
Glad that you didnt get hurt !
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