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Do you put anything under the clamp on the carbon to protect it? In the past I've tightened brakes on MTB handle bars to much and wrecked them so I'm wondering.

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I've mounted lights on carbon forks and the thought of over-tightening the clamps made me wince every time... (I put a strip of old tube underneath, but no idea if that's the best thing to do) – darkcanuck Sep 23 '10 at 4:19
Carbon seatposts are also another part to be careful with. – Dana the Sane Sep 23 '10 at 13:10
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Carbon compound can definitely help. As the following link points out, it helps you avoid 'over torquing' to ensure that the component doesn't slip.

In my personal domain, if there is carbon and carbon, or carbon and some other material, thou must use fiber grip. And a torque wrench. No questions.

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