Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Results 1 to 5 of 5

Thread: Worn Seatpost

  1. #1
    Senior Member cnnrmccloskey's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    Portland Oregon
    My Bikes
    '82 Giante super challange, 70 Gitane Tour de France, GT Gutterball
    Posts
    745
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Worn Seatpost

    I recently replaced the seatpost in my '83 gitane super challenge and I think I failed to tighten the clamp enough because I caught my pant leg under the saddle while I was jumping off and I pulled it up a few clicks, when I got home (~2 miles) I retightened the clamp but ever since then no matter how tight I get it, the saddle will still rock back and forth without too much pressure.
    The clamp is the newer style thats integrated into the post, and I'm wondering if I could prehaps file a new groove to save it as I don't have enough money to replace it yet.
    Any other ideas are also greatly appreciated (I always love cool ways to fix things)

  2. #2
    cab horn
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Location
    Toronto
    My Bikes
    1987 Bianchi Campione
    Posts
    28,292
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    The clamp is integrated into the post? There's no seat binder bolt?
    Mes compaingnons cui j'amoie et cui j'aim,... Me di, chanson.

  3. #3
    GO BIG RED norwood's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    Hastings,NE
    My Bikes
    1996 Bianchi Veloce 1993 Bridgestone MB-3 1992 Trek 700 1992 Trek 820
    Posts
    678
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I think the OP is refering to the seatpost/saddle rail junction.
    Take it all apart and examine every piece. Make sure there are no burrs or any foreign material that could keep the clamp from tightening properly. It's a simple apparatus, there can't be too much wrong with it, unless it's cracked or something. Why would you ride it without it being tightened correctly?
    1996 Bianchi Veloce
    1993 Bridgestone MB-3
    1992 Trek 700
    1992 Trek 820

  4. #4
    cab horn
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Location
    Toronto
    My Bikes
    1987 Bianchi Campione
    Posts
    28,292
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by norwood View Post
    I think the OP is refering to the seatpost/saddle rail junction.
    Take it all apart and examine every piece. Make sure there are no burrs or any foreign material that could keep the clamp from tightening properly. It's a simple apparatus, there can't be too much wrong with it, unless it's cracked or something. Why would you ride it without it being tightened correctly?
    Oh that makes sense.

    Uh, OP. Take apart the entire clamp clean the grease out of the splined interface, regrease the bolt itself and reassemble. While the seat is out - visually inspect the condition of the rails to see if they've been worn away.
    Mes compaingnons cui j'amoie et cui j'aim,... Me di, chanson.

  5. #5
    Senior Member cnnrmccloskey's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    Portland Oregon
    My Bikes
    '82 Giante super challange, 70 Gitane Tour de France, GT Gutterball
    Posts
    745
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Thank you, And I didn't think the post was loose I was in a hurry when I was installing it though as I was borrowing an allen from someone at my LBS's workbench.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •