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Old 01-04-10, 10:03 PM   #1
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Suspension Seatpost - Confused about warning sticker

I recently bought a cheap suspension seatpost and I'm confused about a warning sticker on it. Its located on the end that goes into the frame. It reads "Nut threads must be fully engaged". The seatpost didn't come with a manual, so I have no idea what this means. Does anyone know?
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I recently bought a cheap suspension seatpost and I'm confused about a warning sticker on it. Its located on the end that goes into the frame. It reads "Nut threads must be fully engaged". The seatpost didn't come with a manual, so I have no idea what this means. Does anyone know?
Usually there is a cap of some sort that threads onto the post. That must be secure.
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Suspension seat posts have an internal spring that needs to be set to the weight of the rider so that when they sit on the saddle the post slightly sags a little. If it sags too much the rider will bottom out the post suspension and the result will be a jarring end to the dip. On the other hand if it is set too harshly then a light rider won't gain any suspension.

This adjustment is typically made with a nut or screw in the end of the post that goes into the frame. Your note is a warning to ensure that this nut is not adjusted so far off the pretension stud that there is only a thread or two holding things together.
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Thanks a lot BCRider. If there is no nut or bolt at the end, does this mean I received a defective seatpost?
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Thanks a lot BCRider. If there is no nut or bolt at the end, does this mean I received a defective seatpost?
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Thanks a lot BCRider. If there is no nut or bolt at the end, does this mean I received a defective seatpost?
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