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Should I oil my seat post?

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Asked by: Karl Lowell

The answer is yes. A seat post that isn’t greased could get desperately stuck in the downtube of the bicycle due to corrosion.

Should a seat post be greased?

Over time, metals like an aluminum seatpost and a steel seat tube can fuse through oxidation or bind through friction. Simply applying a coat of grease between the two provides a barrier against corrosion.

How do you lubricate a seatpost?

Quote from video: Instead apply a thin layer of lube to the seat post. Something i did forget to do is apply above the bushing as well so make sure you do that. Now just slide the bushing back in place.

What grease should I use in seatpost?

You can use any grease you want. Bike grease, automotive axle grease, organic extra-virgin coconut oil, they’ll all work for this task. But if you plan to do any further maintenance on your bike (and you should), then buy some bicycle-specific grease, because you’ll need it later.

Should I grease dropper post?

Post-ride service of your dropper post

To keep the main wiper seal in good working order, it is recommended to apply a small amount of suspension lube to the clean seal to keep it lubricated.

Why is my seat post creaking?

If a creak is coming from your seat post, not your saddle, it likely needs lube. If your seat post is aluminum, remove it by loosening the bolt at the seat collar and wipe off any grease and grit. Then, apply a light coating of paste grease with your finger and put the post back in your bike frame.

Do I need carbon paste for seatpost?

Carbon grease/paste is often recommended as a way to reduce tightening torque on handlebars, stems and seatposts while reducing the chance of slipping.

Can I use Vaseline on my dropper post?

Quote from video: Well. Okay first up that. Did absolutely right thing in taking the seal back and putting some grease under there in the first place even if it was personally.

How do I stop my seatpost from seizing?

During your maintenance, one of the most important things you can do for the life of your frame is to make sure that your seatpost is not seized. Removing the post, cleaning it and the seattube, then applying a thin coat of grease or carbon paste will prevent seizing.

Can you put chain lube on seatpost?

Apply a thin layer of grease directly to the seatpost on the area that will sit inside the frame. Standard bike grease will work, though you might want to use either an anti-slip or anti-seize compound. Never Use: Too much grease. This could cause your seatpost to slip when it’s weighted.

Do I need carbon paste?

Quote from video: The only time I use carbon paste is if I tighten it up to the proper torque. So right here it's on this collar. We're lucky enough to have it's a 5.2 Newton meters. Say I tighten it up to 5.2.

Can you put grease on carbon seatpost?

Thankfully! An opportunity to dispel the myth that one shouldn’t greasea carbon post! I don’t know where the myth started, but carbon composites are not affectedby grease. Our advice is simple: If the seatpost fits tight,grease it.

Can you use grease on carbon frame?

If the seatpost slips down with grease, then use carbon assembly paste. Otherwise, grease is fine. And don’t worry about getting chain lube or other oils or greases on your chainstay or any other part of the frame. It won’t damage it.

Should you grease saddle rails?

Yes, grease at all metal to metal contact (especially important with Fizik Cyrano seatposts). If a creak develops in the future, I usually put a drop of T-9 Boeshield at the contact points instead of removing the saddle from the seatpost.

Should you grease through an axle?

Although it is not required, it is recommended that you apply a light amount of grease to your Mountain Bike axles. You can apply it to the threads, and also on the base of the axles themselves. This not only makes them easier to install and remove, it also helps prevent rust and corrosion.

Is WD-40 a good lubricant for bikes?

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How do I stop my seatpost from getting stuck?

During your maintenance, one of the most important things you can do for the life of your frame is to make sure that your seatpost is not seized. Removing the post, cleaning it and the seattube, then applying a thin coat of grease or carbon paste will prevent seizing.

How do you clean a bicycle seat post?

Quote from video: And what i'm going to be using is hand soap with pumice in it the pumice is uh the important part it's like a mild abrasive.

How do I stop my Brompton seatpost from slipping?

How To Stop Your Brompton Seatpost from Slipping

  1. Step 1 – Clean Your Seatpost. Your Brompton seatpost is designed to work best when clean – really clean. …
  2. Step 2 – Tighten the Quick Release Clamp. …
  3. Step 3 – Seatpost Sleeve Replacement.

What is copper grease?

Copper grease is an anti seize compound designed to operate at extremes of temperature. Note, it is not a lubricant. It is often used to help prevent seizing and corrosion at high temperatures in the automotive industry.

When should you not use copper grease?

Warning – Do NOT apply copper grease/slip or anti-seize to the plug threads, copper grease is only for used on old fashioned black spark plugs which don’t feature a corrosion-resistant zinc plating. 6.

What can I use instead of copper grease?

What you should use is rubber grease. Castrol do what they call Red Rubber Grease specifically for such applications. A pound of that should last you a good few generations.