Hi - I'm sure it's been done/asked before, but maybe I'm searching the wrong terms...
Seems that I've been obliviously riding around dangerously beyond the minimum safe seatpost insertion point, resulting in a bent seatpost clamp collar area on my HT frame after hitting something big at the weekend.
I'd raised the seatpost a bit before my ride and just hadn't noticed the seatpost is shorter than I imagined, so what it's done is slightly bend the little expansion cut-out, so it now looks a little bit 'blown'.
Got back and stuck a long post in and it fit in ok, seems secure. Is this going to be safe to ride? Should I get a thicker clamp to try to pull it in a bit?
Advice appreciated. Oh, and it's a Carrera 7005 aluminium frame, so it's not going to be worth approaching a frame builder!