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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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    Quote Originally Posted by gt35built View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by kellencorkill View Post
    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...
    Last edited by CRab; 10-26-10 at 04:22 PM.

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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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