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Seatpost clamp won't stay straight post-crash?

Old 10-08-08, 08:38 PM
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Seatpost clamp won't stay straight post-crash?

Hi,

On Sunday, I went down on some wet pavement and my bike's saddle ended up twisted to the side. I was able turn it straight again so that I could ride home, but now there seems to be no way to get the saddle to stay locked in place in a straight position no matter what bolts I tighten. In other words, I can take the saddle and move it from side to side with my bare hands rather easily. The seatpost itself as secure in the frame and isn't rotating down there, the rotation is happening where the top of the seatpost meets the clamp, on the seatpost itself. I took the seatpost and saddle off the bike and it looks as though there may be a bolt way up inside the seatpost that I can't access. If this is what the problem is, how can I tighten this bolt?

Oh, and it's a stock carbon seatpost from a 2005 Cannondale CAAD7, if that helps.

Thanks!
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Old 10-09-08, 03:43 AM
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Get a long allen-key...
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sounds like one of those press fit seat posts-- get rid of it---
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Old 10-10-08, 08:53 PM
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Thanks guys, I took it to the LBS and they confirmed that it is a press-fit seapost and that it needs to be replaced. Seems like the press-fit design is a pretty big design flaw, but oh well.
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Sounds like an application for epoxy, actually. Hard to say without seeing it.
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Originally Posted by Jrather View Post
Thanks guys, I took it to the LBS and they confirmed that it is a press-fit seapost and that it needs to be replaced. Seems like the press-fit design is a pretty big design flaw, but oh well.
If you crashed on a carbon seatpost, it's time to replace it anyways.
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