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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.

http://www.finishlineusa.com/products/fiber_grip.htm

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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