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Old 03-17-06, 11:54 AM   #1
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Seatpost problem

I've tightened my seatpost as much as I can, but there's still a squeaking when I ride. The seat post does not lower as I ride, but the seat itself seems to move left and right a little bit as I ride. How can I stop this?

The seat clamp has a plastic lever that I feel like I'm going to snap if I push any harder. Solution would be to get a new clamp? Or is there something else I'm missing?
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Old 03-17-06, 01:11 PM   #2
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Are you sure the rails on the seat are not giving you the movement? Are you sure it is the seat that is squeaking. If you get the squeak in certain conditions if you then pedal removing the pressure slightly from the seat, does the squeak remain?
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Are you sure the rails on the seat are not giving you the movement? Are you sure it is the seat that is squeaking. If you get the squeak in certain conditions if you then pedal removing the pressure slightly from the seat, does the squeak remain?
X2! This is what I've discovered on about 90% of the seats I see that riders tell me squeak or groan... It's usually the rails.
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What kind of bike is it? Has the seat post been swapped? I could see your symptoms coming from a post that was slightly too small (diameter wise) for the seat tube.
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Almost certainly the seat, not the post.
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I did swap out the seat tube, but I checked the diameter, that should be ok. I'll check on the seat, haven't done that yet.

Thanks for the suggestions.
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