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PostPosted: Fri Aug 31, 2012 2:17 am 
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I was taking a closer look at the Schmolke seatpost that's installed on my CAAD10. I noticed that the cradle isn't the same half circle shape... is it supposed to deform slightly? Is there a certain direction it has to be installed?I'm slightly worried it may be on the wrong side and fail catastrophically while riding.

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 31, 2012 2:54 am 
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iT looks like some of the layers of carbon may be delaminated?

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 31, 2012 3:12 am 
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You need a new cradle. Same happened to me just with a different seatpost.

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 31, 2012 4:26 am 
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Darn, just what I expected. It does look like the carbon layers are separating. Any idea what causes that?

The thing that stinks about these kinds of cradles is it'll be a PITA to find one locally, which means more downtime. :(

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 31, 2012 7:40 am 
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Why downtime, an alloy cradle would do just fine for the time being and (depending on the place you live) wouldn't take too long to find.


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