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chorus seatpost ticking(6 posts)

chorus seatpost tickingzippi
Jun 5, 2003 10:26 PM
how do i stop the seat clamp from ticking? i've tried everything from grease to overtightening. i heard these seatposts have a common ticking problem. does anyone have a suggestion for a trick titanium seatpost to replace the chorus. i've seen "bold" seatpost's and like the look of 'em, but haven't heard much about the company. anyone?
sure it's the post?C-40
Jun 6, 2003 5:48 AM
Saddles can make noise too. Other parts of the bike could be making the noise also. I chased a bottom bracket noise for weeks before figuring out it was actually the Ksyrium spokes that were making the noise.

Check out Selcof seatposts. They make a Ti post with a 2-bolt clamp that is excellent. 2-bolt clamps permit much finer adjustment of the saddle angle and fore/aft adjustments without changing the angle. Selcof and ITM also offer carbon versions with the same 2-bolt clamp. Just got an ITM Millennium carbon post. Very nicely made.
sure it's the post?zippi
Jun 6, 2003 6:34 AM
possitive. i grasp the saddle and it ticks. when riding, only makes noise when sitting. my friend has a record post and has the same problem. thanks for the suggestions.
sure it's the post?MikeBu
Jun 8, 2003 9:15 AM
This sounds like the same sound my bike was making. I replaced my original cannondale post with a Thompson and 2 weeks and 200+ miles later it was making the same sound. Grasping the saddle and rocking it back and forth would make a ticking sound. Playing around with the seatpost didn't help things but when I greased the seat collar bolt and the shaft of the post the ticking went away...
my record ti CREAKS. annoying.colker
Jun 6, 2003 10:48 AM
i'm going with an alum. post. simple, basic and silent. probably a laidback thomson. campy post is beautifull but function precedes form.
Grease and TorqueDoubleK
Jun 6, 2003 1:07 PM
I know you said that you have done this but you need to make sure that you get grease in the serrations on both mating parts. Don't gob it on, just lightly but it must be done completely. Then make sure you torque the bolt to spec., I believe 22Nm is correct.

I had this same problem on two of the four Campy posts that I own and until I got the grease in the correct spots and had the torque high enough, it would always come back soon after re-assembly. All four have now been quiet for at least a year of high mileage.

Good Luck!