- Oct 14, 2007
I have never really been sure about the best way to keep my seat post happily housed in the seat tube. Aluminum seat post, steel frame. Should be greasing/lubing the seat post? How much? How often?
That can definitely happen, depending on the combination of materials and design of frame, post and clamp. I had it initially on my TImTanium frame with Thompson seatpost. The solution for me was a slightly beefier (500 yen) clamp.Many thanks. I have always been paranoid about over-lubing, and then having the post slowly slither down the tube .....
Always use grease. The inside of the seat tube should be heavily coated with grease all the way 'round before you install the seatpost. [not carbon fiber seatposts, which easily can be damaged by seatpost clamps, too. If you have a stuck carbon-fiber seatpost, see suggestions later on this page -- John Allen] If you use enough grease in the seat tube, there is no need to grease the seatpost itself. (When you make a peanut butter sandwich, you only need to put the peanut butter on one of the slices of bread.)