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Old 02-21-05, 06:52 AM
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Is it safe to keep a bike hanging from a workstand clamped by the seatpost for a long time? As light as road bikes are, it still seems like it would be asking for the seatpost to eventually give out. Can anyone offer advice on this one? TIA.
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Originally Posted by trbogti
Is it safe to keep a bike hanging from a workstand clamped by the seatpost for a long time? As light as road bikes are, it still seems like it would be asking for the seatpost to eventually give out. Can anyone offer advice on this one? TIA.
So how much does your bike weigh? How much do you weigh? The seatpost handles your weight just fine going over bumps and everything. I'm thinking there is an ample safety factor here.
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as i recommended for minor work n a bike --- on another thread --- use the PBS QUCIKSTAND. It will hold up the rear wheel of the bike. So that the bike does not have to be leaned agains tanother bike, nor the wall. Holding it straight up. That's what I did to My Moulton. so to Not lean it against My cruisers.
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What you could do if you are worried is get a cheap seat tube or a pipe that fits in your bike and clamp away so you dont have to worry about your seat poat, just make sure your other seat post is marked height wise so theres no guess ans check.
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Originally Posted by hi565
What you could do if you are worried is get a cheap seat tube or a pipe that fits in your bike and clamp away so you dont have to worry about your seat poat, just make sure your other seat post is marked height wise so theres no guess ans check.
Of course if he is willing to go through all of that, he obviously does not ride much, and probably needs long term storage! I store my bike overnight.
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I meant if he was doing any building, or long term storage on the stand, e.g. rebuilding his bike or overhauling his bike. that would be a more logical reason.
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If you're concerned about stress on the seat post, just hang it by the saddle bhind the clamp. The bike will balance fine. As long as you clamp it properly, the post should be fine. You should only use two figners to close the clamp lever.
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Originally Posted by trbogti
Is it safe to keep a bike hanging from a workstand clamped by the seatpost for a long time? As light as road bikes are, it still seems like it would be asking for the seatpost to eventually give out. Can anyone offer advice on this one? TIA.
That's fine.
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I hang my bike in my Park stand. I don't clamp it though. I just put my top tube in the cradle (or whatever you call it).
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