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Old 03-11-13, 12:16 AM   #1
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Source for Dahon stem nut?

Does anyone know where I can buy an extra Dahon stem nut? It happens to be exactly the right size I need for a seatpost clamp rack attachment.

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Old 03-11-13, 12:42 AM   #2
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Does anyone know where I can buy an extra Dahon stem nut? It happens to be exactly the right size I need for a seatpost clamp rack attachment.

Without first looking at my Dahon I would say that is just a nut you`ll find on any seatpost quickrelease?
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Never mind. I did some testing and it turns out I can't get enough torque with just a thumb nut.

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Without first looking at my Dahon I would say that is just a nut you`ll find on any seatpost quickrelease?
Thanks for the lead. I'll keep that in mind if I ever lose that nut. I also found suitable replacements at McMaster-Carr.
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Never mind. I did some testing and it turns out I can't get enough torque with just a thumb nut.



Thanks for the lead. I'll keep that in mind if I ever lose that nut. I also found suitable replacements at McMaster-Carr.
The nut is ment to be used with a quickrelease. If you try to use it with an allen bolt or similar it may be difficult tightening it. If you use it witha a quickrelease and the torque is not enough (assuming you use the quickrelease the right way) then you may not have the right size clamp (or seatpost).
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The nut is ment to be used with a quickrelease.
Yep, I was trying to use the nut with a modified, non-quick release seatclamp to add rack mount eyelets to my seatpost. This is in addition to the normal quick-release seatclamp. The reason for the thumb nut was so that I could drop the seatpost without using a hex key. Not being able to use one isn't a huge deal because I always have a hex key on me or stashed in the places I'll be folding or unfolding.

The thumb nut would have been on the other side of the Salsa clamp as pictured.

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