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Seatpost Problem(6 posts)

Seatpost Problemcyclingporcupine
Jan 10, 2004 9:30 PM
I am having a lot of difficulty installing a carbon seatpost into my frame. It seems as if the the seattube juts inward perhaps half a mm just below the seatpost binder. Although I can push the seatpost in with some effort, the seat tube scratches the finish off the seatpost. I hope someone has a solution to this....perhaps sand or file the half mm away?... apply grease to the seatpost? If it helps, I'm trying to install an FSA K-force Lite seatpost into a Specialized S-Works frame. Thanks.
re: Seatpost Problemglia
Jan 11, 2004 6:09 AM
I have the same bike and seatpost working. You must pull out that whole seatbinder. Specialized using a wedgelike contraption with two weges sliding agains each outher. Loosen the whole thing, and pull it up with the oval shaped black top, then slide it over the new seatpost and gently press all component back in. Yes, you may apply some grease certainly the wedges should have grease on them to work best. Its not going to hurt. Then you tighten the bolt and voila. This seem complicated but really is not and this is a very functional seatbinder that hold your post up no matter what. Hope this helps.
re: Seatpost ProblemRusty Coggs
Jan 11, 2004 6:40 AM
If I'm reading this right,should you even be using a binder like that if the binder is actually exerting a crushing force on the post? I have an oposing sliding wedge setup in a Carrera, and no way would I use a CF post with it.
re: Seatpost Problemglia
Jan 11, 2004 11:00 AM
Well in my eyes it distributes the force quite nicely. I have used it or am using it with the USE Alien Aero, the K-force light from FSA and the Burrow's post. It has not left a mark on either of them. I think Specialized designs are quite good and reliable. They have been in the business long enough. They do ship this bike with a CF post. But yes, there always is that risk...
re: Seatpost Problemcyclingporcupine
Jan 11, 2004 12:25 PM
Thanks for the advice glia, however I can't seem to get the actual black top off even after taking out the bolt. Would you happen to have any input on that?
Finally got it to work!!cyclingporcupine
Jan 11, 2004 12:38 PM
Thank you