|Carbon post ok in bike stand clamp?||Tahoe Gator|
Jul 5, 2003 3:49 PM
|Wondering if there's any reason to not hold a bike in a bike stand by a carbon seatpost|
|Not any worse than clamping it in your frame .||AllUpHill|
Jul 5, 2003 4:29 PM
|I do it all the time with my alien post. If your frame's binder bolt doesn't crush it, your work stand's clamp doesn't stand a chance.|
|If you have ANY concerns...||Atombomber|
Jul 5, 2003 8:58 PM
|put a wrap of tape around the carbon post directly above the seat tube clamp, and replace it with a cheap alu post of the same diameter when working on the bike. I just got a Tacx Cycle Motion Stand which clamps the front or rear drop outs, depending on which end of the bike work is being done on.|
|Naah. No worries.||Gregory Taylor|
Jul 5, 2003 10:07 PM
|I put a clean rag in the jaws of the workstand clamp (I have a Park "Consumer" Stand -- Excellent bit of kit) and have at it. The rag keeps the jaws from scratching the gelcoat. You are not going to crush the post in the jaws of a worksstand...it doesn't generate that much clamping pressure.|
|no problem if precautions are used like the others said||Tig|
Jul 6, 2003 10:38 AM
|I've seen one guy who crushed his carbon seatpost in his home stand's jaws from over tightening.
I'd also advise to be careful when torking on a bottom bracket (installation or removal can generate some serious torque) when a fragile tube or post is clamped. An seat tube expander plug can help a little, but a second set of hands to steady the bike frame is best.