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  1. #1
    Wheel Buckler
    Join Date
    Aug 2008

    READER TIP: seatpost seal...

    1st post from a long time lurker, the tip helps keep the crud out of bikes with rear facing seatclamps but only really works on those using an allen bolt and not a QR.

    1. Take seatclamp off frame.

    2. Stretch 10cm (ish) of roadie innertube (snugger fit than 2.5' mtb innertube!) onto seat tube and roll down.

    3. Tightly ziptie bottom of innertube at seattube/ toptube join.

    4. Replace seatclamp and put seatpost in frame, adjust and tighten.

    5. Stretch innertube over seatclamp and up seatpost.

    6. Ziptie top of innertube(if required - depends on tightness of innertube).

    7. If you want to raise and lower the seat its better to use a wider innertube and rely on the zipties (reusable) to make the seal.

    A handy winter tip I reckon

  2. #2
    Enduro Racer
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    OSMM Survivor - just!

    Re: READER TIP: seatpost seal...

    Welcome aboard SLB, and with a great tip for starters to boot!

  3. #3
    Wobbly Rider
    Join Date
    Jul 2008

    Re: READER TIP: seatpost seal...

    Like it. The "roadie's" out there will like this tip.

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