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Just finished bike build and now need help(13 posts)

Just finished bike build and now need helphppy4u
Apr 6, 2003 3:08 PM
Hello all,
Just finished my build up and went for its first test ride (only approximately 10 miles)and encountered my first problem. I have a DEDA Blackstick seatpost and am not sure how tight to torque the seatpost clamp to prevent it from sliding down. Other than that the bike is a huge difference compared to my Colnago Crystal.
OMG! Your new bike's top tube has a huge dent in it!look271
Apr 6, 2003 3:12 PM
Hehe! Nice bike. What is it, CF? Sorry, can't help you w/ the torque.
OMG! Your new bike's top tube has a huge dent in it!BaadDawg
Apr 6, 2003 3:19 PM
Sorry can't help you but please post more pics. This bike is a looker.
Nice ride!IAM
Apr 6, 2003 3:47 PM
If the hairspray gets wet it will become slippery.
Where does that cord in the background go?
I can't tell you how tight but...Dave Hickey
Apr 6, 2003 3:39 PM
Try cleaning the seat post with alcohol and then don't touch the area that's inserted. Don't use any grease. Some people use hairspray and as way to get the post to "grip" the seat tube.
What Dave Said...Bixe
Apr 6, 2003 3:55 PM
... Clean the post and seat tube.

I had some problems with 'post creep' early on, cleaned things up and haven't had any problems for several thousand miles.

I might suggest turning around the post clamp so the bolt is over the seat tube split where it won't pinch the front of the seat tube....
What Dave Said...hppy4u
Apr 6, 2003 4:54 PM
Thanks and might I say nice bike :-). I was originally told to flip the seat post clamp so that the opening would be 180 degrees opposite the opening in the seat tube to prevent potential pinching of the carbon seatpost. Any thoughts on that advice...I have been a long time steel advocate until I went for my test ride. All I can say is that this bike is absolutely perfect in every way! Previous bikes were Raleigh Technium, Bianchi Trofeo, Guerciotti SL/SLX, Kestrel 200SCI, Colnago Crystal (still have this one) and now the Fondriest.
Torque it enough so that the seatpost won't slip. nmUncle Tim
Apr 6, 2003 3:50 PM
Torque it enough so that the seatpost won't slip. nmhppy4u
Apr 6, 2003 5:00 PM
Thanks, but being 5' 10" and 196lbs. I can torque the bolt to the point of either crushing the seatpost or breaking the bolt...been there done that so I was hoping for something informative like all of the responses above and below :-).
That bike looks "BAD" just sitting hereNASA Noddler
Apr 6, 2003 3:56 PM
Ride that thing and get it dirty....Mariowannabe
Apr 6, 2003 8:24 PM
I just spent 45 min cleaning my bike. Please take that (beautiful) bike and get it dirty.

As for the seat post, if you don't have torque specs, go to Campy's web site and get the specs for a carbon seat post, as a starter. No grease, of course......
GOOD LORD! yummmmmmy (nm)Tacos Jalisco
Apr 6, 2003 11:22 PM
I would get a spec from the manufacturerDougSloan
Apr 7, 2003 6:24 AM
I would get the info straight from the source. Then, if it cracks while tightening to their spec, you might be better off making a warranty claim.

If you grease the threads of the bolt, it will tighten more smoothly.