Frame/seatpost interface fail – advice on seatpost clamp point req'd

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  • parkesie
    Member

    Keep riding till you die a horrible death in an explosion of aluminium and Lycra. Or you seat post just flops about loose in the frame.

    alaslas
    Member

    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!

    alaslas
    Member

    Ooooo K. Let’s see that as a ‘worst case scenario’.

    Anyone got anything constructive?

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