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Old 03-18-08, 06:54 AM
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!"$%^& Seatpost

I have a cervelo soloist team with carbon seat post and it keeps on slipping I have read through loads of posts on thus subject and have tried grease tried without grease tried with a shim and tried without please help as a 40 KM ride wich normally takes 1:15 took nearly 2 hours today as I had to keep getting of the bike and fix the seatpost. I found that it slipped the most as I was braking it would fall comletely down


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Old 03-18-08, 07:06 AM
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Are you using grease like the grease in your ball bearings grease or specific for carbon seat post and similar items assembly paste grease?
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FinishLine has a new product called Fiber Grip for just this purpose. Tacx has a similar product. Grease ain't the way to go here.
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A little hairspray will do the trick also.
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thanks I realised I had stripped part of the screw (dont ask how) so the scre would not tighten, new screw no problem (hopefully)

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thanks I realised I had stripped part of the screw (dont ask how) so the scre would not tighten, new screw no problem (hopefully)

Thanks for all the replies
It probably doesn't need to be said, but start from step one again:

clean everything up totally, including the inside of the seat tube.

Either install it dry, or with the proper compound made for carbon seat posts (mine's dry and I've never had one problem with it).

Get your new seat clamp bolt.

Put the seat clamp so the bolt is opposite to the slot in the seat tube.

Tighten to proper torque spec. If you don't have a torque wrench, easy does it. Only tighten it enough so it holds. Don't horse it.

Actually, my first thought is with a fine bike like that, you should bring it back to the shop that you bought it from and ask them to torque the bolt for you. 30 second job with the right tool.

Good luck.
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