Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: lost without a care
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Having a strange saddle-post problem
I'm noticing two things but I think they're in conspiracy.
I ride a Trek 4300, about 4 months old.
A month or two back I raised the post about 4-5mm (I could judge the distance because the rear reflector holder was fitted at the base) just to see how it fitted - I'd fitted at the shop and felt fine. I felt like experimenting (
). It felt fine higher, so I left it...but about a week later I noticed the seat post was resting against the reflector holder again. I raised it 4-5mm again, and tightened the quick-release on the saddle a bit - it wasn't loose before, but it was well firm to close after the adjustment.
Around the same time as this, I'd noticed that sometimes when climbing hills, the bike developed an odd clicking noise somewhere underneath me. Could never figure out where exactly because it needs to be pedaled under strain to get to it. The sound is like a clicky pen, the kind that have the clicker on top - if you push it in so the nib is out, and then shake the pen you get a plasticky clicking noise, and that's what I'm hearing on the bike.
For the last few weeks I'd left it alone, and heard no noise. This week I raised it again, and the noise is back.
It would seem
the noise is related to the post not staying up, but I don't understand how.
My question is - what can I do to make the post stay where I want it? Should I tighten the quick release more?