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Join Date: Jul 2004
Bikes: 2008 crosscheck complete, 1984 Pugeot fixed conversion
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Is the Kalloy Uno just a horrible seat post?
Or am I doing it wrong?
I bought a new seat post (Kalloy Uno) to replace the stock one on my Crosscheck, which seized up after riding it in a monsoon. Luckily, the post didn't seize in the frame, just the clamp froze. So, like a cautious guy, I applied a bit of grease to everything just to make sure I didn't have a second seized seat post clamp.
The upshot is that the seat post clamp now won't stay put when I ride. I've had the saddle nose in my junk a few times already. I assumed this was because the bolt wasn't tight enough, so I cranked it so hard I nearly stripped the bolt (the part where the allen key goes in). Still can't ride with the post.
So, my question is: does this seat post simply suck? (reviews online say it sucks.) Or did I put too much grease on it to begin with?