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Seatpost squeaking in seat tube due to extra length

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Old 07-11-18, 12:28 PM
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Seatpost squeaking in seat tube due to extra length

When I got my DB Podium, the seatpost was squeaking inside the seat tube because it was too long. Yes I used the carbon paste specifically for it. 350mm long with 135mm sticking out. I had this problem years before on an aluminum bike and I knew if I chopped off a couple of inches it would stop the squeak but still be safely long enough. Sure enough it solved the problem.

But now I'm interested in the Redshift ShockStop suspension post coming out soon. It's also 350mm but because you adjust it by swapping out springs through the bottom of the post I cannot shorten it. Does anyone have any ideas for this problem? I'm hesitant to spend that kind of money unless I can be fairly sure I can get it to not squeak.
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Are you sure it's not the seat that squeaks?
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Old 07-13-18, 08:16 AM
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Wait til you have the new post, try it, then worry about it (or not).
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Apply teflon paste or brake pad anti squeal lubricant only in the farthest reach down in the seat tube. Dont apply it to the seat post prior to insertion.
it should resolve the creak.
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