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Seat post craddle stripping


Old 12-03-10, 12:36 PM
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Seat post craddle stripping

I am wondering if anyone had this issue, but the grooves of my seat-post cradle wore off. The post was a orbea carbon post. The saddle of course won't stay level. Was this cause because of under or over torque or simply quality of the aluminum cradle or something else.
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Old 12-03-10, 12:42 PM
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I have an '07 Orca, and the first seatpost they sent stripped as I sat back down from a hard accelleration. To say it was painful is an understatement. I had to ride home standing up, mainly because the seat was broken loose. Mine was all carbon, and they sent me a new one, no questions asked. I got a Thomson, and sold the crappy Orbea replacement. I doubt you did anything to cause it.
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Have you tried reversing the lower section of the clamp that holds onto the seat rails? Mine stripped at one point, I reversed the lower section of the clamp (that sits on the grooved cradle section of the post) so that it's opposite of the original direction allowing for a diferent direction of contact. It's been fine over the last 10,000 miles or so.

Might try that if you haven't already. I thought I needed a new post but gave it a last effort, it worked.
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