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Record carbon fibre seatpost creak (theme of the day)(9 posts)

Record carbon fibre seatpost creak (theme of the day)Cima Coppi
Jul 23, 2001 6:01 AM
Hello everyone,

My Record carbon fibre seatpost creaks during rides. I know its the seatpost because it only creaks while I'm in the saddle. I've removed the BB and re-lubed the threads, but the creak continues. I'm certain the cause of this is the fact the seat tube cannot be lubricated if this seatpost is used. Anyone have any thoughts on the subject? Is any one else using a CF seatpost having the same experience?

As always, your comments are greatly appreciated. Thanks!!

why can't you lube it?dada
Jul 23, 2001 6:15 AM
creak or crack?
This is why...Cima Coppi
Jul 23, 2001 6:30 AM
The petroleum component in most lubricants will break down the epoxy that bonds the carbon fibre weave. It is explicitly stated by Campy not to lube the seattube if this post is being used.
Use graphite powder as "lube". nmjba
Jul 23, 2001 7:59 AM
This is what...ak
Jul 25, 2001 6:45 AM
Go to the drug-store and pick up a bottle/tube/tub/bucket of K-Y Jelly. Don't try to explain to the clerk why you're getting it, just get it and go and hope none of your neighbors see you with it. If you're married, you should let your spouse know before you buy it so that she doesn't find it and get all suspicious on you. Since K-Y is water-based, you'll need to re-lube the shaft of your post every time it gets too wet. (hehe) Later
I had the same problemDave Hickey
Jul 23, 2001 6:20 AM
I greased the rails. Problem solved
I had not thought of that. Thanks!!!! (nm)Cima Coppi
Jul 23, 2001 6:32 AM
re: Record carbon fibre seatpost creak (theme of the day)mackgoo
Jul 23, 2001 12:17 PM
Mine in a older Bianchi Ti Mega tube makes no noise at all.
Have you checked the seat tubeixiz
Jul 25, 2001 11:16 AM
Always Hone the seat tube before insertion. Dry lube on the frame will greatly help if you cant use petroleum base greese. There are other greese that arent petroleum base.