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Old 05-20-13, 08:57 AM
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carbon seat post slipping

the torque spec on my clamp says 6.2 nm I have a 6 nm t wrench. The seat post keeps slipping down on me after long rides with lots of climbing.

Would you torque it down a bit more, or get some of the carbon assembly paste? Or both, or some other idea?

The seat post is darn expensive and I dont want to damage it.

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The gritty assembly paste is for that..

IDK what damage you can do exceeding the torque spec, from here, I'm not looking over your shoulder.
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Torque spec's aren't always accurate, and it might be possible to go tighter, but a smarter play is to use a traction paste.

There are two basic types. Some use abrasive grit to bite into the frame and post and lock them together mechanically. Other types use small particles of high friction material to improve traction without marring. I'd start with the second type, and move to the grit type only if all else fails.
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Thank you FB thats what I needed to know.
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