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Rich650



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PostPosted: Sun Jul 31, 2016 5:07 pm    Post subject: Saddle post depth Reply with quote

Hi all

I'm just wondering if my post is far enough in the frame?
I've been struggling with a squeak for a while so I've stripped the whole bike down to nuts n bolts cleaned and regreased EVERYTHING.
Think I've located the problem at the seat runners.
But while apart it got me thinking as my post is up quite high is it/could it be causing stress on my frame???

Pic shows 8.5cm of the post in the frame marked with tape

Thanks in advance

Rich



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Robmet



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 03, 2016 10:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

They normally have a min insertion line on them?

Without that I would go past the join where the top tube meets the frame seat tube.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 03, 2016 10:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Robmet wrote:
They normally have a min insertion line on them?

Without that I would go past the join where the top tube meets the frame seat tube.


yup, what Robmet said

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Rich650



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 03, 2016 2:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There is no line sadly she's second hand

Might be. Good enough excuse to get a dropper? That would work on the wife surely?
"Paint has come off, I need to spend £££" Laughing

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 03, 2016 2:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

From the first picture it looks like it might of been chopped down at some point, so the min line might of been cut off.

Droppers are one thing but seatposts dont cost a lot of money, when it comes to that sort of stuff I usually by cannondale OEM as they are very good quality, light weight and reasonably priced. Their stems in particular are as light as £100 stems but cost £20 and backed by cannondale testing standards.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 04, 2016 10:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's not been cut it has remnants of white grease to stop seizure pic was pre clean might just get a longer stem just in case
Dropper at a later date

Cheers for the help

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