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Old 05-07-08, 01:29 PM   #1
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Giant Yukon seatpost nut damaged

Basically, I overtightened the seat and the nut got ruined to the point that the bolt easily slides in and out of the nut. Now, I figured I could just replace the nut, but I went to my local bike shop and they couldn't help me. I looked around online and couldn't find the same exact nut or clamping parts, but I found a similar clamping assembly:

I'm wondering if that would work on my Yukon's seat post, or at least if the nut would fit. It LOOKS like it would fit, but I don't know for sure since it's meant for a Kalloy 267 seat post. I actually thought about simply buying the whole seat post, but it comes in 30.8 mm, not 30.9 mm like my Yukon, and I have read it's very important to have precise seat posts.

So my question is, should I go with this clamping assembly above since it looks like it would work, should I buy the 30.8 mm seat post and hope it doesn't damage my frame, or should I simply look for a completely different seat post altogether?

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new seatpost
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Step 1. Get a new seatpost (you really wanted a better one anyway, right? )

Step 2. Get a torque wrench.
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step 1 get another LBS

step 2 see step 1

step 3 by a proper diameter seatpost form your new lbs

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