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Old 10-26-10, 09:31 PM   #1
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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...


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