reverb and qr – advice ?
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.Posted 4 years agoBoomBipSubscriber
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.Posted 4 years ago
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.
ThanksPosted 4 years ago
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 !Posted 4 years ago
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….Posted 4 years agochris_dbMember
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.
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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 🙂Posted 4 years agotommyhineSubscriber
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.Posted 4 years ago
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