Friday, December 10, 2010

Easton Seatpost Fix - 2 Months After

It's been over 2 months now since I tried using 1500 Wet & Dry sandpaper to keep my Easton seatpost from sliding down, so when cleaning the bike last night, I took a careful look to see how the fix was holding up.

I am happy to report there is no detectable slippage at all in 2+ months, and the paper seems none the worse for wear. I like the way the paper works as a compressible shim, so the clamping pressure is spread over a larger area while avoiding any sharp pinching that might otherwise occur right under the top of the clamp.

Maybe this is a good idea for all carbon seatposts - at least on carbon frames with definite clamping pressure limits.

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