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There are a lot of more potentially useful avenues to investigate first, because you feel that chamois pad quality is not the culprit next most obvious choice is the saddle: Stock saddles are often not very high quality. They are also typically too soft (aka not supportive) which will cause problems on longer longer rides. Adding to this, if you still ...


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That pan head screw is fine. I'm going to guess that the potential damage you read about is to the bolt itself. Those binder bolts are notoriously easy to break. There was traditionally an initiation phase amongst race mechanics that ended when the rookie breaks a campy binder bolt. And the bolts are deceptive, you can do 90% of the damage and have the ...


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I've done this when the LBS didn't have a bike to fit a slightly odd BSO seat post, but there was a hardware shop next door. The bolt was zinc plated rather than stainless, but I used stainless, and washers under the bolt and nut, and grease on the thread. None of it rusted or seized in the few years of light use before I gave the bike away.


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It depends on the grade, material, and the threading of the fastener you found. You'll want fine (a.k.a. machine) pitch threads and Stainless Steel for the material (otherwise it'll rust and sieze) The collars are usually Aluminum and there is a galvanic corrosion that'll take place unless you use a lot of grease or some blue loctite (formula 242, or ...


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As long it secures the seatpost I don't see how a screw instead of bolt can damage the bike. If it fails, the worst case would be a seat sliding down. You might find it inconvient if screw has head that requires tools not usually used for bicycles, like phillips screwdriver or a hex head. New seatpost collars are cheap, so you can buy a replacement to feel ...


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I thought, "no way am I spending that much money. It's not worth it. I can't raise and lower my seat by hand." Then I rode with a friend who had one. He was raising it up and dropping it every where. Adjusting his saddle depending on the ride. I was standing on every up hill. I broke down and dropped the cash on a "Reverb". I couldn't be more stoked. I use ...


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I had this problem on a 31.6mm seatpost I purchased from the web. It fit fine on one bike but on another it was just too tight - it would only fit a couple of inches into the frame before I would have to have used considerable force to get it in any further. The frames were all carbon (It would not fit on my Scott but would fit on my BMC and my brother's ...



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