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Which way should a seat post clamp be oriented?

I heard somewhere (I don't remember where) once that a seat post clamp should be oriented with the gap at the front of the seat tube, opposite of the gap in the top of the seat tube. The logic behind ...
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Is it worth getting a suspension seat post as a cheap alternative to full suspension bike?

I'm planning a ride from Birmingham to London on the Grand Union Canal (UK), which will be quite bumpy for most of the 145 mile distance. I have a front suspension bike and can't afford a new full ...
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Where can I find a replacement part for a seatpost collar?

I have a foldable bike and I need to constantly adjust the height of my bike seat, the problem is that one of the pieces of the seatpost collar is totally worn out and needs replacement. The part ...
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Seat clamp tolerance

Manufacturer specifies a seat clamp/collar size of 36.6mm. I was wondering if a 36.4mm clamp will work? How much tolerance is there with a seat clamp?
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How to calculate bike stand-over height using frameset geometry and wheel radius?

While it's best to buy through fitting a bike in store, it's not always possible (discussed here). On some websites, the stand-over height of a bike may not be listed as part of the specifications. ...
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Is a seat post with an integrated pump a good idea?

I saw this http://www.premiumbikegear.com/biologic/convenience/postpump-seatpost.html and thought it seemed like a cool idea. But if it was really such a great idea, I would have expected to see more ...
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What are the benefits of a carbon seatpost?

As the title states, what are the benefits of a carbon seatpost like this one from MEC? My research indicates there may be the following pros and cons: Pros Lighter Supposedly smoother ride Cons ...
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Seatpost maintenance : removing rust

I have an aluminum seat post in a steel frame. The post was really hard to extract and I don't want this thing corroding on me. You've discussed how to take care of the rust on a steel frame and on ...
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Joe Breeze HiteRite altenative… ideas before I get hacking!

I think the old HiteRite seat dropper springs are excellent for cost and simplicity, but of course they are like hen's teeth now. I've been looking at torsion spring suppliers and adapting seat ...
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What is the stem/seatpost thing on the Bicymple?

Anybody know if that's a pre-existing part that's been repurposed or if it's something that they've had custom fabricated? There are more pictures on their kickstarter page.
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Extending integrated carbon seat tube

Can I just cut the carbon seat tube, cut a vertical slot for compression and use a conventional seat clamp to hold a seat post in it?
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What Seatpost Is This?

I saw a picture of a seatpost that I'd like to buy but cannot find after much browsing. Unfortunately I no longer have a photo but have this information about it. Can someone identify it? Black. Not ...
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What is the diameter of the seat post on Citizen folding bikes?

I have searched and cannot find the diameter of the seat post. I would like to get their Miami or Gotham model, but I know I'll need a seat extension as a 6'2" rider. Dahon and others make longer ...
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Anyone make a 31 or 31.1 mm seatpost?

Some time ago, I bought a used Giant full suspension MTB. The guy cut the original seatpost too short for me, so I needed a new one. The post was some weird size, either 31 or 31.1 mm. Closest I ...
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How to avoid or reduce back-pain by adjusting the handlebar and seat of 19.5" MTB?

I'm 6' 3" long, having 45 inches of waist-Toe length. I bought Trek 3500, 19.5" sized frame bicycle two months ago. I've been experimenting with the handlebar and seat positions(Forward n Backward) to ...
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Why did the bike shop put grease on my seatpost?

When I bought a new bike my LBS put grease on the part of the seatpost that inserts into the frame. Why is this? Surely it can't seize?
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How do I install a bike seat clamp properly?

I recently moved, and had to take off the seat to my bike while I moved. I was surprised to find when I arrived and settled that I couldn't find the clamp to my bike seat. I managed to find a new bike ...
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Safe child seat attachment

I was told by my bike shop that the bike I have can only mount a child seat at the seatpost. My son is 2 and I need a safe child seat for him. I have been having great difficulty finding one that ...
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Remote rising seat posts and heavier rider

I am looking at remote adjustable seat posts that I can adjust the height of using a lever on my handle bar. They have a high price tag. Examples are Rock Shox Reverb Seat Post and Crank Brothers ...
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Does seat post suspension reduce efficiency?

I have a hybrid bike with front and seat post suspension. It's easy to see how front suspension reduces pedaling efficiency by using some of the power for compressing the shocks, so I keep it locked ...
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Seatpost won't let me set my saddle “level”

I recently changed my saddle and I've found I'm unable to get my new saddle level (as measured with spirit level). The problem is the seatpost clamp - it has teeth on both the concave top of the ...
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Can I use normal grease for a car on the surface of carbon bike?

Helo Guys, I want to know your experience about carbon material and grease Can I use normal grease with carbon ? I want to put grease onto fork and stem.... Or WD-40 or silicone penetrant would be ...
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Carbon seatpost dip in?

Can I insert a carbon seatpost up to 20cm deep into seat tube? The seattube is carbon as well. Total length of the seatpost is 35cm. The shape of the seatpost is aero seatpost (tear drop shape). It's ...
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Repair superficial damage to a carbon frame

I have a carbon frame with an integrated seatpost. The saddle sits on a clamp that is meant to secure the saddle on the seatpost and NOT hold the weight of the rider too. I went on a ride and my knees ...
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How to adjust seat saddle and saddle position for knee pain?

I understand that a seat too high can cause: hips rocking trying to extend to pedals pain in the back of the knee And that a seat too low can cause: can't fully extend legs pain in front of the ...
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Metal seat post with carbon fiber frame?

Is using a metal seat post on a carbon fiber frame advisable or not? I want to use a seat post mounted rack on my road bike (no regular rack mount points are on this bike), but I have been told that ...
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Should I grease a carbon fiber seat post?

I was reading a recent question when I saw this answer: You should absolutely grease your seatpost (unless it is carbon fiber). Why should I NOT grease a carbon fiber seat post?
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Should I oil my seat post?

In a previous question I asked how to remove rust from my seat tube/post. In the comments of one answer somebody said I should be oiling my seat post to prevent it from rusting into my seat tube, but ...