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Old 10-26-10, 02:39 PM   #1
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Stripped the top of my Mercer Kilo TT seatpost?

I was out for a ride and my saddle kept slipping to the right, so I went home to tighten my seat tube clamp, but it turns out that the top of my seatpost is just spinning in place. I guess the clamp area actually threads into the seatpost. Has anyone else had this problem? Also just double checking that I'm going to need a 26.8mm seatpost as a replacement. Thanks!
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The piece is most likely pressed in not threaded.

26.8 is correct
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The piece is most likely pressed in not threaded.

26.8 is correct
It looks pretty threaded too me, possibly because I unscrewed the top part right out of the seatpost and it has threads on it.
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It looks pretty threaded too me, possibly because I unscrewed the top part right out of the seatpost and it has threads on it.
You're not the first Kilo TT owner to have this problem. It's a 2 piece seatpost, but if it's indeed threaded together, then you might be able to repair it using Loctite Red and a visegrip and bench vise to tighten it up. If you do replace it, get a better quality post that uses one piece construction. Kalloy makes a good post this size (26.8).
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You can throw some loctite on it if the threads aren't stripped...if you weren't looking to buy a new seat post...

eta...TT beat me to it...

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Thanks, guys. I'm pretty sure it is stripped. No clue how that happened though.

I grabbed one from my LBS about 15 minutes ago and am happily rolling again. I googled some 26.8 posts, and seatposts are very low on my list of things to upgrade and spend money on, so I grabbed a parts bin one.
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