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Is it O.K. to use grease with a carbon seatpost?(4 posts)

Is it O.K. to use grease with a carbon seatpost?inallston
Mar 30, 2003 12:08 PM
Someone else had posted this question a while ago but I didn't look at it because, at the time, I didn't have a carbon post; but now I do. What's the verdict? Thanks in advance.

Andrew
No...Horace Greeley
Mar 30, 2003 12:15 PM
People may differ, but you should check your instructions that came w/the post. I have a U.S.E. alien, and they specifically state not to use any type of lube or grease. Not sure why you would need to. Unlike metal/metal contacts, carbon/metal shouldn't bond.
No...Horace Greeley
Mar 30, 2003 12:16 PM
I sometimes see recommendations that it's ok, but I think the general consensus is that you shouldn't because the post is likely to slip and you don't have the same metal/metal contact issues. Best advice is to check your instructions that came w/the post or e-mail the manufacturer. I have a U.S.E. alien, and they specifically state not to use any type of lube or grease. Not sure why you would need to. Unlike metal/metal contacts, carbon/metal shouldn't bond.
Sorry for the double post (bad computer day) (nm)Horace Greeley
Mar 30, 2003 12:17 PM