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  • Premier Icon sprocker
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    I used to have the same problem on a specialised pitch, if I tightened up the hope to much the post stopped working. I changed to a thomson bolt clamp and it cured it.

    Premier Icon Onzadog
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    First off, try it a little tighter. If the post still works, it isn’t too tight.

    Premier Icon FOG
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    I had similar problems with my new Soul and Reverb. It took a few applications of carbon paste to hold the Reverb but to be fair it did the same with ordinary seatposts. Just make sure there is no grease residue and apply more paste. It took a few weeks of wiping out old paste and re-applying before it settled. Fine now.

    Premier Icon BoomBip
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    I went with one of these Hope seat clamp QR to bolted conversion kit so that I could set a specific torque because my head told me that would make everything alright – it didn’t, it just seemed to make the whole process more fiddly because it was all about the ‘right’ torque rather than a simple bit of trial and error.

    I ended up just sticking the QR back on so that I could do what Onzadog said more easily – worked for me.

    tinybits
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    I couldn’t get the right tension on the hope qr, either the post slipped or it was too tight and stopped working. Swapped to elcheapo bolt collar and its been fine ever since.

    Premier Icon iainc
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    Thanks all, I can’t make it any tighter as it affects the reverb return action. Think I’ll get a bolt through. Cheers. Thomson ??

    Premier Icon iainc
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    Sorting some teething issues on new Soul. I have a reverb and a hope QR. I have carbon paste on seatpost but it is creeping down a little over a ride. Should I change for a better QR ? Or get a bolt through ? and any reccomendations on which brand to go for. I don’t see the need for qr really as I’m only going to adjust if removing probably.

    Thanks

    Premier Icon iainc
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    Thomson arrived and fitted yesterday. Found that if I torque up to 2.8 as per instructions it’s a bit tight such that the reverb sticks slightly when coming up, so have slackened off 1/4 of a turn – will see how it goes tonight 🙂

    My torque wrench goes 2- 24 Nm, so setting to 2.8 is a bit inaccurate !

    Premier Icon mrelectric
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    I took off the QR on my Reverb and put a bling Sstar one which was easier to torque right to avoid a sticking post. Lever caught shorts too & its now less likely to get nicked.

    Premier Icon mikewsmith
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    Got a no name one and a Shimano Pro one on the LTC (Missus) and my heckler with droppers. Both fine now, easier to gauge the tightening with a bolt and no need for the QR.

    Premier Icon iainc
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    trial and error showed that using a 2-20 Nm torque wrench and trying to tighten to 2.8 Nm is at best very approximate 🙄 Have lathered it in carbon paste and tightened up to just before the post feels sticky on the top few inches of return (somewhere between 2 and 3 on the guage, but I dont think it’s very accurate at extremes of its calibrated operation) – hopefully it will all stay put….

    chris_db
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    I had a Blue Pig X which simply would not hold a Reverb in place without stopping the seat post return. I sent it back (the frame) and got a full refund.

    I really don’t know wht it wouldn’t hold it. Very thin steel walls in the seat tube, external seatpost shim to fit a clamp? I tried a Thomson, Nukeproof and Hope seat clamp none worked. Even after degreasing the frame and seatpost and adding a tube full of carbon paste…

    Swapped to a Carbon 456 and no problem.

    C

    Premier Icon iainc
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    Thanks Chris – loads of people are using them on Soul’s so not expecting a problem….. just a bit of a faff, initially with the Hope QR and now trying to torque the Thomson – ‘feel’ seems better way to get it than measuring unless I had a swanky low range torque wrench 🙂

    Premier Icon tommyhine
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    I had issues with my blue pig and hope QR and actually blew the air thingy inside the reverb through overtightning as I couldn’t get it to stay at all.

    It got fixed on warranty and I swapped to a cheap bolt through, torqued it to the correct amount, still didn’t work. Took it down a tiny bit and it worked fine ever since.

    lornholio
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    I emailed Hope and they sent me a bolt to convert my QR to bolt-on; excellent service. Just tighten it until the seat doesn’t rise smoothly then back it off a little.

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