I have a 2006 Specialized Allez Elite that came with a Pavé II FACT carbon seatpost (with "Zertz" inserts). So, I have about 1500 miles on this bike, or so. I have been off it for a while but am cycling again. Last week, I was adjusting the seat height and while tightening the clamp, I overdid it, I guess, because I heard a kind of cracking noise. I looked at the seatpost but I don't see any damage. Do I need to replace it anyway?
I am thinking of getting a Thompson Elite to replace it. Is there a problem putting an aluminum seatpost in this bike instead of carbon?
Thanks in advance. I have been googling this question but haven't seen anything.