Schmolke seatpost issues?

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SSB
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by SSB

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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by kevosinn

iT looks like some of the layers of carbon may be delaminated?
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You need a new cradle. Same happened to me just with a different seatpost.

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by SSB

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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by sharkman

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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