Carbon seat post-alum frame; lubricate?

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  1. rparedes

    rparedes New Member

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    I've read several threads about preventing parts from "locking". I've always used anti-seize grease on pedals, shoe cleat bolts and also on my mountain bike steel seat post (steel frame). What is one supposed to use with a carbon seat post? (alum frame) or is this not a problem with carbon/alum interaction?... Just wondering...
     
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  2. zaku

    zaku New Member

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    i don't think it's needed on carbon seatpost in an aluminum frame.
    my carbon seatpost has those words printed on it to not put any kind of grease or any lubrification to the seatpost
     
  3. gclark8

    gclark8 New Member

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    Try a bit of Emu Oil, it should be ok with the resin in the carbon post. :D
     
  4. Camilo

    Camilo New Member

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    Chances are your seat post has instructions on this. I know my Bontrager did.
     
  5. rparedes

    rparedes New Member

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    Thanks. I'll check to see...
     
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    hd reynolds New Member

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    Carbon post need no lubrication. Only be careful with ruining your post by pinching it. Round the edge of the seat tube opening by sanding it smooth thill there's no sharp edge.
     
  7. alienator

    alienator Well-Known Member

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    You can lube a CF seatpost if it needs to be lubed, like if it won't insert easily or it squeaks. Grease will do absolutely no damage to a CF seatpost.
     
  8. CAMPYBOB

    CAMPYBOB Well-Known Member

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    The instructions that came with my Campagnolo seatposts all state:

    Make sure that the inside of the seat tube is free of grease or oil.

    I assumed these instructions were written by a scientist and completely ignored them. Both of my carbon seatposts are well greased with Texaco Havoline wheel bearing grease.

    Unless you have a naked carbon seatpost or the inside of your seat tube is naked carbon, you need concern yourself with the grease attacking the clearcoat applied over the carbon...none of the many greases in my garage and shop will attack paint or clear cloat. Most of the polymer clear coats on the market are impervious to attack by lubricants.


     
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