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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?
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    We've used these posts for years, sold these posts, installed these posts and built custom bikes with these posts. The posts don't suck. They're a basic $10 seatpost that works. Take a picture of the post off the bike with the seat off the post. I'm betting it's you.
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    Put grease on the lower (tube) part. Don't put grease all over the clamp part. A little lube on the bolt threads only. Friction and pressure is what makes it hold. It's mostly aluminum, it won't rust.
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    It may be possible to overtighten the clamp on some posts enough to deform the clamp components and allow slippage. If you take the post apart you may see a curve in some of the components, and they should all be straight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by norwood View Post
    Put grease on the lower (tube) part. Don't put grease all over the clamp part. A little lube on the bolt threads only. Friction and pressure is what makes it hold. It's mostly aluminum, it won't rust.
    +1

    I've had a few posts slip when the grease got in the clamp area. Once I wiped it off that part, there was never another problem.

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    I'd go so far as to soak the clamp in charcoal-lighter fluid, or other solvent, to remove the grease. Then apply a little to the bolts and reassemble it. Unless it was already bent or warped from the previous mistake. Then I'd be glad it only cost me $10.
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