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Old 11-10-07, 05:42 PM   #1
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Ritchey Carbon Pro Seat Post

I'm installing one on a aluminum frame, and I can't find the torque setting for the seat post clamp anywhere! I ran a search, here on BF and also at the Ritchey web-site, but nothing! Ritchey only mentioned torque settings for bars and stems. Anyone know the safe maximum torque?

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dont grease the seatpost but use carbon prep if you have it. I'm not sure on torque spec but flip the seatpost collar around so the gap on the collar is opposite of the gap on the seattube. Tighten it just enough so when you torque the saddle left and right, it doesnt move.
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dont grease the seatpost but use carbon prep if you have it. I'm not sure on torque spec but flip the seatpost collar around so the gap on the collar is opposite of the gap on the seattube. Tighten it just enough so when you torque the saddle left and right, it doesnt move.
Thanks Nitro, for the tips. What gets me is that the Ritchey web-site mentions torqing the seat post according to specs, but it doesn't tell what the specs are!

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Thanks Nitro, for the tips. What gets me is that the Ritchey web-site mentions torqing the seat post according to specs, but it doesn't tell what the specs are!

Mike
How silly of Ritchey!

My take like other poster would be enough to keep from turning L or R. I am guess that a torque in the range of 40-60 in. lbs. would be safe.
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