Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Florida and Ontario
Bikes: Litespeed Classic, Lynskey
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Sheared Saddle Bolt
On my ride yesterday, 65 miles into my 70 mile ride I had a huge surprise when I suddenly found myself standing, saddle-less. The saddle binder bolt (not the seatpost binder bolt) on my Easton EC90 31.6 layback seatpost had sheared. No, I didn't crash.
Has anyone run into this before ?
1) I built the bike about 2 months ago and have perhaps 1000 miles on it -- This bike is lightly used, most miles going on my rando-bike.
2) yes, it was torqued properly to spec, using a torque wrench
3) I weigh 135-140 pounds
I called Easton who is mailing me a new bolt. They had no questions about where I'd acquired the seatpost etc. leading me to wonder if this is a fairly common occurrence. However, having said that, the much much older EC90 seatpost in my other bike has not had a problem ... knock on wood.