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  • Slippy seatpost solutions?
  • Premier Icon DezB
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    My ol’ Big Top has a Thomson layback post. And it never stays put – doesn’t twist at all, but gradually lowers over a ride. Replaced the Yeti clamp with a Salsa clamp (QR), made no difference. Now tried the bolt up Kenesis clamp that came with my Tripster, done up tight as I dare.. put some electrical tape round to mark where the post was, by the end of a short ride round QECP the tape was mangled down inside the seat tube, so about a 20mm drop there. Had some carbon paste in there too. I’ve got a Thomson clamp looking pretty on the Tripster.. worth trying?
    or is there a layback post worth splashing out on that’ll be a better fit than the Thomson?

    Premier Icon nickjb
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    or is there a layback post worth splashing out on that’ll be a better fit than the Thomson

    I just won a little bet with myself that this thread would have some Thomson content.

    Pretty much any other post will be better

    Premier Icon scaredypants
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    that gritty carbon paste/grease might hold it

    Premier Icon ads678
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    I had a Thomson Layback on my London road for years and it didn’t move once. Even with the over reamed seat tube.

    Have brand x carbon one now, shimmed and it was moving for a while, even with carbon paste. I’ve since scuffed up the inside of the shim with a file and added more carbon paste and it seems ok now.

    Premier Icon twisty
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    How much slop is there between the frame and seatpost when the clamp is undone?
    It is possible to make quite a neat shim from aluminium drinks can.

    Premier Icon DezB
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    Pretty much any other post will be better

    Interesting! Probably just see what 30.9s I have in the garage and give one a go. Have tried carbon paste.

    How much slop is there between the frame and seatpost when the clamp is undone?

    None really, it feels like a good fit. Maybe I’ve just put on too much weight 😢

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