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    Senior Member Everest's Avatar
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    Seapost Noise Specialized Enduro

    So my 2005 Specialized Enduro Comp is making a sqeaking noise. I have narrowed it down to the saddle or seatpost collar (it's not the saddle as I just switched it out for one I know is good. Anyway from what I have read on MTBR.com both of these parts are problem areas on this bike. Is there anything I can do to fix this should I try to grease the collar or something? Eventually I will probably just replace both parts as deals come along but am looking for a temporary solution till then. Also with the seapost collar how do I know what size I need? The bike has a 30.9 Seatpost. Thanks for any and all help/suggestions.
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    I had a similar problem on and much cheaper bike and a light layer of grease everywhere fixed it.
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    I'd start by making sure the seat binder bolt(s) are tight. Those are the ones that hold the seat to the post. Make sure they're hecka tight. If that doesn't work a little bit of grease between any parts that contact a different part.
    As for replacing, Thomson seatpost's are the best.
    Thomson usually does contract machining for companies like Boeing and Ford.
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    I have a 2003 Enduro that had this problem- grease the collar (and under the collar) and the collar bolt and grease the seatpost. I also had trouble with the seatpost slipping no matter how tight I cranked the collar and bolt down.
    I switched to a Thomson post and a Salsa collar and never had any trouble after that!

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    Yeah I have Thomson posts on all my other bikes so that is most likely what will be going once I get the cash. My main question is what size collar I should order when I get a replacement. Salsa Fliplocks come in 28.6, 30.0, 30.6, 32.0, 35.0 or 36.4mm sizes and Hope Collars come in 28.6, 31.08, 34.9, and 36.4.
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