OK to cut carbon seatpost?

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  • Premier Icon scaredypants
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    fine, sharp saw, slow cutting, then smooth it and maybe dab a bit of epoxy on the cut end

    I suppose

    asterix
    Member

    As above really. If it is OK, what’s the best way? Fine saw?

    bigyinn
    Member

    Wrap some masking tape around the cut area to help the saw grip and do it in a well ventilated area and use a dust mask.

    Remember measure TWICE at least before cutting.

    b r
    Member

    Why are you cutting?

    It weighs nothing and its always better to have more than less seatpost in a frame – or is it because you can’t drop it?

    asterix
    Member

    was just thinking to remove unnecessary weight. I only need a ~220 mm post but it is easier to buy a 300 or 350

    b r
    Member

    was just thinking to remove unnecessary weight.

    🙄

    Even I never went that far. Ti bolts etc ok, but cutting down carbon to save weight…

    Klunk
    Member

    can you weight the offcut when you’re done I like a good giggle 😉

    Premier Icon Northwind
    Subscriber

    My Next SL seatpost has marked on it how much weight you save by cutting it down to certain points. It’s not very much! Something like 20g per 100mm I think.

    plyphon
    Member

    Cut the sleeves off your top and sand down your tyres sidewalls, you’ll save more!

    asterix
    Member

    OK, perhaps Im overthinking this 😳

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