Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Piedmont of NC
Bikes: 2007 Serotta Fierte Ti ; 2003 raleigh m-80 ; 1983 Motobecane Grand Touring (being transformed into Townie)
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workstand w/ CF bike...tips?
Just got a Tarmac recently, first all CF bike. Would like to pick up a workstand, but I don't know how to safely put this bike into a stand. Can't clamp to main tubes. The seatpost is also CF, but a denser layup. Do people clamp to that? Guy at lbs said I could have a separate (alloy) 'dummy' seatpost to put in and use when working on it. That the usual deal? That means I need to be careful whenever I put my standard seatpost back in, and torque correctly, right? Are there little allen torque wrenches for this kind of thing, to control torque?
Any other basic tips on working on CF bikes in workstands, and in general? Thanks.