Seat posts Carbon seatposts ought to only be greased if you have unique carbon grease.

Discussion in 'Cycling Equipment' started by jimmy8813, Sep 27, 2013.

  1. jimmy8813

    jimmy8813 New Member

    Aug 12, 2013
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    Usually do not use normal grease upon any kind of carbon seatposts or even carbon seat tubes. Suggestion: There exists a new carbon grease (occasionally known as carbon paste) accessible that includes little particles therefore it protects as well as grips, however, unless you possess this particular unique item, you shouldn't utilize any kind of grease.

    Make certain that the actual diameter from the frame and also the seatpost match up. And make sure that this surface area from the frame's seat tube is actually sleek as well as free from any kind of defects, dirt, burs or even sharp edges, particularly in the clamp, which could harm the actual seatpost. Additionally make certain it's free of oil, grease and grime. Whenever inserting seatposts, usually insert all of them just enough to attain your own correct seat height. Putting all of them too low after which having to raise all of them could result in scratching as well as damaging them. Suggestion: Never put the scratch within a carbon seatpost in order to mark this, possibly! Doing so may ruin the actual seatpost as well as cause it to break. Rather mark your seat height through wrapping a piece of electrical tape about this right at the actual framework or even by painting the line on it. Before tightening seatposts, spend specific attention to the actual orientation from the seat training collar. When using the carbon article, it?ˉs very important to possess the seat training collar slot within the opposite part from the seat tube slot. This helps disperse the loads much better, decreasing the possibility of pinching as well as crushing the actual seatpost, along with decreasing frame harm. Diagonally slotted seat collars are highly recommended. Whenever tightening, in no way overtighten the actual seatpost clamp round the frame or you can ruin the actual seatpost as well as harm the actual framework. First, check your customer's manual for your framework or clamp, follow the instructions, as well as tighten the seatpost to the required specifications together with your torque wrench. Crashed or even damaged seatposts which display signs of harm, for example cracks, chips, loose fibers or even fatigue marks, or even the ones that a person even suspect were damaged, should be taken out of use instantly as well as inspected with a qualified professional to make sure they're still safe. If evidence of damage is found, the actual component should be replaced or repaired.