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Old 02-07-12, 05:33 PM   #1
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Saddle squeak is driving me crazy

I have a Selle Italia Trans Am XO saddle (alloy rails) mounted to a Campagnolo Record Carbon Seatpost (aluminum clamp) The saddle is level and within the straight part of the rails, but is squeaking like crazy. The clamp is more than tight enough. I never had this problem with my old crappy Performance carbon post. It sounds like it is the saddle itself and likely not the post, and has only occurred since I fitted the new post. Is there any way to remedy this?
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I have a Selle Italia Trans Am XO saddle (alloy rails) mounted to a Campagnolo Record Carbon Seatpost (aluminum clamp) The saddle is level and within the straight part of the rails, but is squeaking like crazy. The clamp is more than tight enough. I never had this problem with my old crappy Performance carbon post. It sounds like it is the saddle itself and likely not the post, and has only occurred since I fitted the new post. Is there any way to remedy this?
1- stop eating beans before riding.

As to the mechanical possibilities, it's possible that the post is flexing the rails slightly differently than their natural position. That means that the rails' fit to the saddle at the back and front isn't spot on. I've has similar issues with certain saddles and cured it with spray silicone lobe.
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1- stop eating beans before riding.

As to the mechanical possibilities, it's possible that the post is flexing the rails slightly differently than their natural position. That means that the rails' fit to the saddle at the back and front isn't spot on. I've has similar issues with certain saddles and cured it with spray silicone lobe.
I'll be sure to watch the beans...thanks for the advice; I'll give silicone spray a try.
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Lightly lube the saddle rails and reinstall.
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1- stop eating beans before riding.

As to the mechanical possibilities, it's possible that the post is flexing the rails slightly differently than their natural position. That means that the rails' fit to the saddle at the back and front isn't spot on. I've has similar issues with certain saddles and cured it with spray silicone lobe.
^^^ This.

Lube where the rails enter the shell.
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