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    Senior Member boostbutt's Avatar
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    Alu Seat Post + Carbon Frame (what lube??)

    my first CF frame experience....with my previous steel frames, no problem, just grease and tighten. With CF? what do i use to prevent an alu seatpost from seizing...some tell me powder, I read of some magic gel/paste and some even say grease is fine...


    help!!

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    is there an aluminum insert in the seat tube? if so, grease it up.

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    Senior Member boostbutt's Avatar
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    its a parlee Z3 and no.....no aluminum insert at all.....powder it up?

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    Carbon paste. Your shop should have it. I use this stuff. I'm pretty sure your Aluminum seat post won't seize to the carbon seat tube.
    Don't be offended. This is just my opinion. It stinks, just like everybody else's opinion.

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    Senior Member boostbutt's Avatar
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    Just to provide some closure- Toothpaste works!

    Just put some onto the post (mines ALU), let it dry for a bit (2-3 mins) and jam it in. No slippage.

    Was about to get the Finish Line fibre grip when the shop mechanic stopped me and say I run the risk of seizing the post with that stuff and recommended toothpaste instead.

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