New seat post for my BFe, which one?
Not on a Bfe, but I had a Thomson on my Sanderson, it did slip a little unless the seat clamp was rock solid tight. Swapped it for an Eternity, to match the stem, The Rules see, which is exactly the same. Except it creaks loudly when it slips.
So I swapped a silent slipping post for a creaking slipping post. All in the name of Bike Tart.Posted 4 years ago
Thank for replies so far, still seriously thinking about a Reverb as it’ll be a god send (if it works well!). Are they generally reliable? a lot of the reviews I have read seem they aren’t, but I suppose you usually generally hear from disgruntled owners and not the happy ones.Posted 4 years ago
Cheers – I am actually running a Hope QR which does seem pretty useless, is it worth changing to a bolt through to see if that stops the Thomson slipping? I like the look of Thomson posts (got a Thomson stem) so this would be a cheap fix. Do like the idea of using a dropper though..Posted 4 years ago
Is the Thomson silver at all on the shaft (er, assuming it’s a black one!) I found the ribbed finish meant mine wore stupidly fast, and ended up loose in the frame. Not sure it was full sized from new but it definitely wasn’t by the time i got rid.
BFe with a bolted post seems like a daft idea to me tbh, it’s a drop-post sort of a bike. Nowt wrong with Hope QRs.Posted 4 years ago
Chief – very true, but I’ll need a bolt clamp anyway for a dropper so worth a go for a temp measure?
Does look like I may as well go for the Reverb though, anywhere offering good deals!?
I have tried carbon paste (Thomson is black and not lost its colour), it has helped a little but the post is still dropping a few cms every 10 mins or so. I gather Thomson posts are on the small side a little, and Cotic frames maybe on the large? Not a match made in heaven anyway!Posted 4 years ago
Calling all BFe owners, what seat posts are you running please? Currently have a Thomson which is driving me mad (slipping), tried everything and decided it’s time for a different post. I was about to pull the trigger on a Reverb but I am a little concerned with reliability issues. The Hope Eternity looks nice (got loads of Hope on the bike), but is it any good? The dropper post idea sounds great, but I’ll be annoyed if I need to fiddle with it all the time.Posted 4 years ago
nickmsm – Member
I’ll need a bolt clamp anyway for a dropper
You shouldn’t. Well, possibly with a reverb as they’re seemingly more choosy, but neither of my KSs or my Gravity Dropper object.
Course, you’re less likely to want to drop your post but from time to time, I want to ride something particularily stupid and the dropper post gets dropped Drop squared!Posted 4 years agocolournoiseSubscriber
Reverb on my BFe held in place with a bolted Superstar clamp – no slippage. Previous to that I had a shimmed Forca Vario with the same clamp – no slippage. And before that was an Identiti T-4 post with an Identiti QR clamp – no slippage.
Maybe I’ve just been lucky.Posted 4 years ago
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