Seat post slip

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Seat post slip

Postby BJMcC » Fri Jan 26, 2018 4:15 pm

Hi, My seat post is slipping quite a bit. How do I tell if I have the right sized seat post for the frame? I bought the bike second hand, so I'm not sure if it's the original seat post. It seems to be reasonably tight when I remove the quick release clamp and move it up and down. I have the clamp very tight and it still drops after a ride.

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Re: Seat post slip

Postby find_bruce » Fri Jan 26, 2018 5:17 pm

Now is a good time to check for cracks around the seat post clamp.

An easy fix is a drink can shim around the post

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Re: Seat post slip

Postby Bentnose » Sat Jan 27, 2018 8:57 am

What bike is it, someone might know what size it is meant to be? Is it a carbon post? I had an issue on my MTB that was alu post and steel bike, a drink cam shim fixed that but it ended up cold welding itself to the frame because I left it too long between greasings. My road bike used to drop its carbon post in the carbon frame 10-15cm a ride, I ended up buying a new alu post and a clamp that was .2mm smaller than the one that came with it (it was an odd size), that was the only thing that could fix it.
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Re: Seat post slip

Postby mikgit » Sat Jan 27, 2018 2:26 pm

yeah what frame, what seatpost. I had a Manitou frame where the seatpost (Manitou/Ringle) would slip no matter what.
My current FS bike, carbon frame aluminium post was fine with the stock seatclamp, but when I switched to a QR clamp would slip a lot, carbon past helped a lot but it would still slip like 1-2 cm over a ride.
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Re: Seat post slip

Postby trailgumby » Sat Jan 27, 2018 9:52 pm

1-2cm during a ride would blow up my knees. I use carbon paste. No problems with slippage.

I only use a QR collar on the alloy-framed bike I share with my son. It's a Surly collar - quite a long lever and excellent locking geometry. Bolt-up collar on all the other frames, tightened to recommended torque.

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Re: Seat post slip

Postby BJMcC » Sun Jan 28, 2018 11:48 am

Thanks for the responses. Its a Scott racing comp AL Evo 2, however there are no markings on the aluminium seat post. I just put in a drink can shim and I'll see how that goes. I'll be mindful not to let it coldweld itself to the frame. Failing that, I think the carbon paste is the next option.

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Re: Seat post slip

Postby mikgit » Mon Jan 29, 2018 7:51 pm

trailgumby wrote:1-2cm during a ride would blow up my knees. I use carbon paste. No problems with slippage.

I only use a QR collar on the alloy-framed bike I share with my son. It's a Surly collar - quite a long lever and excellent locking geometry. Bolt-up collar on all the other frames, tightened to recommended torque.


Ha yeah doesn't blow me up on say a 1 hour ride, but I notice it. Usually the last 10 or so km of a ride is mostly DH so not such an issue. Went back to a bolt up clamp when I put on a dropper.
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