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Syncros carbon seat post installation.(4 posts)

Syncros carbon seat post installation.Sprockets
Nov 19, 2002 11:15 AM
I just picked up a new Syncros carbon seat post from ebay, but oddly the instructions that came with it only cover their aluminum and titanium models. I discovered that Syncros went out of business when I tried contacting someone through their web site. Does anybody have any tips/advice on proper installation? My current post just uses the standard wrap style seatpost binder and I'm wondering if I should use something carbon specific. Thanks!
re: Syncros carbon seat post installation.merckx56
Nov 19, 2002 11:36 AM
I've been riding Syncros carbon for a few years and never had a problem with it!The standard clamping set-up you have will work just fine. DO NOT grease the post or it WILL slip down.
what Merckx said, andjw25
Nov 19, 2002 12:22 PM
be sure to wipe all the grease out of the seat-tube. Supposedly, some grease components can seep through the resin, and cause some delamination. I wouldn't go crazy with degreaser, but a couple twists of paper towel should do.
Also, don't overtorque the seatpost clamp, as that can fracture fibers, and cause a stress riser. Just tight enough to prevent slippage, but no more.
Other than that, shouldn't have a problem, and I've noticed a little more comfort from my Weyless carbon post.
what Sinclair said.gybeho
Nov 19, 2002 5:41 PM
I've been told that a good idea is to spin the seatpost clamp 180 degrees so that the screw side faces the front of the seat tube. This helps avoid crushing the seat tube into the post. Also, use a torque wrench.