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Old 03-12-12, 07:32 PM
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Seat post clamp height

Hello. I have searched the forum, looked at bike photos on the internet and can't seem to find an answer. I ordered a seat post clamp that has a lip/stopper (I am not sure how else to explain it) inside the top so it sits on top of the seat post tube top. This is creating a 3mm gap between the bottom of the clamp and where the seat post tube gets wider, past the narrower area where the seatpost clamp is supposed to be tightened. Is there a need to buy a higher seatpost clamp to fill that gap or will this one be fine. The frame is carbon and the clamp is alloy. I hope this makes sense. Thanks to all that can give me advise.
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The clamp should be fine. You should use carbon assembly paste on the seatpost to help keep it secure and to allow easy disassembly. Assuming it is not a quick release type of clamp I suggest that you obtain and use a torque wrench to tighten it properly and avoid damaging the frame, as you should with all of the fasteners on any components attached to a carbon frame.
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