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Discuss light weight issues concerning road bikes & parts.
Ebruner
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by Ebruner

Bolts way to tight, and eventually post broke at hole.

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by kevosinn

Custom paint on it will suck to replace :( Like someone else said though at least it didn't break while riding.... beautiful "office" by the way.
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F45
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by F45

TheDarkInstall wrote:Here is what happened;


Exactly.

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kfreytag
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by kfreytag

kevosinn wrote:Custom paint on it will suck to replace :( Like someone else said though at least it didn't break while riding.... beautiful "office" by the way.


Thanks!

Yeah. It's the paint that's gonna be a pain. The Cappy $100 or so. Paint's gonna get me.


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kfreytag
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Ebruner wrote:Bolts way to tight, and eventually post broke at hole.


I'm always amazed at people's ability to see torque at a distance through a computer screen.


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kfreytag
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TheDarkInstall wrote:Whoever knocked it off the table then put it back on the table, and is keeping quiet about their crime.


Entirely possible, though I've grilled the possible subjects. The littlest child, who, let's be honest, lies just to lie, has a rock-solid alibi.
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antonioiglesius
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by antonioiglesius

It's Santa. He fancied a go on the bike, but he's too heavy. He didn't have a spare seatpost on him either. He did leave a plate of cookies as compensation but the dog ate them all.

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by Bogan

Definitely the Dragon-in-law is chief suspect.
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by pdlpsher1

Please don't tell me you will get an identical cap to replace the broken one. There has to be a better alternative. I think this is a design problem and not a user problem.

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kfreytag
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pdlpsher1 wrote:Please don't tell me you will get an identical cap to replace the broken one. There has to be a better alternative. I think this is a design problem and not a user problem.


Well, there's where I'm in kind of a pickle. The bike was made to fit that topper. It actually slides on (fully-seated) to exactly my saddle height with an Arione 00. Anything else and that unbroken red ISP is gonna be, well, broken by a ring of raw carbon.

I know, I know, but I had it built this way in part because I like the aesthetics.

I *could* cut the ISP and go to a "normal" seatpost...
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kfreytag
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by kfreytag

antonioiglesius wrote:It's Santa. He fancied a go on the bike, but he's too heavy. He didn't have a spare seatpost on him either. He did leave a plate of cookies as compensation but the dog ate them all.

It's always the dog in the end.
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tonytourist
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by tonytourist

I'm surprised you didn't have a spare painted like your stem and fork :P :mrgreen:

pdlpsher1
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by pdlpsher1

Check out this clamp. It has an interesting red insert that perhaps reduces the stress at the bolt. I have some Woodman components and their quality is top notch.

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Kurets
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by Kurets

The only thing the red insert does is to give the screw head a flat surface to lie against even when the clamp is at an angle. The most likely issue is that the aluminium is the hardest, most brittle type, to save weight and the ear used for clamping the saddle is overstressed. This then leads to fatigue of the material and cracking.

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by kgt

Your mother-in-law did it.

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