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Originally Posted by joejack951
...try some fiber Grip by Finish Line on the post...
An inexpensive solution! I just ordered a tube.
The clamp looks OK, so I don't think that it's damaged.
I do try to stand when I can anticipate bumps, but sometimes, they are hidden. Also, since I sometimes ride on the shoulder of a heavily-travelled road, I sometimes encounter debris (limbs, etc.) hidden by grass. Even when I'm on smooth pavement, though, about 3-4 hours of riding compresses the seat post into the tube by as much as 1-1.5 inches.
I'm hoping the Finish Line dope will do the trick. If not, I'll try a brass or aluminum shim.
Since my frame is aluminum, I'm just suspecting that loose manufacturing tolerance is to blame.
THANKS for the replies - they are appreciated! FarHorizon