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Old 06-03-11, 06:24 AM   #1
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Seatpost Fail

Either I reached the fatigue strength of my seatpost or my bike is telling me to lose weight. Or both.

Made the final 9 miles of my commute standing.
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Old 06-03-11, 06:31 AM   #2
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I think they use cheap bolts on most seat posts like grade 3 or 5, I've snapped one using my seat bag multitool. When you buy a new post go to a hardware store and replace the bolt with a better one.
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I swear by Thomson seat posts. Very easy to set-up and adjust, beautifully made, very light, and strong!
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I'm not going to complain too much about the quality of the seatpost. It did have between 15 and 20k miles on it. Should have just replaced it when I had to shim the seat rails to prevent squeaking of the rail clamps. Makes me wonder if I should also replace the handlebars which are also original.
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Old 06-03-11, 09:02 AM   #5
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I swear by Thomson seat posts.
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Al four of my bikes have Thomsons. I like never having to worry about a component.
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Glad that you didnt get hurt !
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