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Trying to tighten a saddle clamp but nothing seems to give

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Asked by: David Hager

How tight should saddle clamps be?

Tighten it as much as it takes to keep things from moving. As long as you dont break the bolt your probably OK. But sometimes seat posts and seat tubes aren’t quite the right size for each other. In your case it may be a bit of a loose fit.

How do you tighten a bike seat clamp?

Quote from video: They're very easy to adjust you simply start by loosening. The single pinch bolt. And once that is done you can slide the saddle fore and aft changing. Your adjustment.

How do you fix a seat post clamp?

Quote from video: Start by loosening the clamp and raising the seat post as much as possible. You may need to feed excess cable into the frame in order to fully remove the dropper. Post.

How do you put a saddle clamp on?

Quote from video: Orient the outlet of the branch saddle in the desired. Position for fusion now actuate the cam over lever to apply the clamping forces as shown. The fitting is now ready to fuse.

What is the torque for saddle bolts?

Got Torque ?

Bottom Bracket
Bottom bracket cups 300-360 lb/in (32.9-40.7 Nm)
New Madone saddle clamp bolts 125-140 lb/in (14-16 Nm)
For seat fixing bolts using a 13 or 14 mm open end wrench 180-220 lb/in (20.3-24.9 Nm)
Seatpost binder

Do you grease seatpost clamp?

Use grease if you have a steel or aluminum seatpost and frame. If either the frame or seatpost is carbon fiber, do not use grease. Oftentimes you can prep your seatpost with carbon paste, as we are doing, but make sure to check with your frame and your seatpost manufacturers’ recommendations prior to applying anything.

How do you tighten a quick release clamp?

Quote from video: Here. I usually do this with my fingers on the fork blade. And I put the palm of my hand on the quick-release. So I can use that leverage to tighten it up.

Why does my bike seat keep coming loose?

The most common reason for a bike seat coming loose is a loose bolt or fitting. This can happen because of dirt and grime building up, because it’s the wrong size post, or because the bolt isn’t tightened enough or has become stripped. If you ride frequently, it’s bound to happen to you too.

How does a bike seat clamp work?

The seat post clamp goes around the top of the tube. When the clamp bolt is tightened, the frame material flexes slightly (the slot allows this flex to occur) and tightens against the seat post. This, of course, is what holds your post in place.

How do you fix a loose seat post on a bike?

Quote from video: So what you can do is you can be tightening it down and the just testing the the metal play on the saddle. There as it. Goes. And so there is most the play has gone there.

Why does my seatpost keep slipping?

The main reason for a slipping seatpost is too little friction between the seatpost and seat tube. The first cause is a clamp that isn’t tightened enough. Because of the load on the seat post while cycling, it slowly slips down. This is a very common issue!

How do you tighten a bike saddle?

Quote from video: Use an allen wrench to loosen the bolt located on the seat post clamp. When you're done moving the seat securely tighten the bolt.

How do you use a torque wrench?

Quote from video: So to adjust the torque wrench the first thing you do is you go down to the end here. And you loosen this little knob down here and that allows the handle to freely move back and forth.

What is the torque spec?

By definition, torque refers to the amount of rotational force at the point of application. When attaching a wheel to a vehicle, torque specifications are the amount of force recommended on the hardware to ensure proper installation.

How much torque should a carbon rail saddle have?

Also, most carbon rails saddles will have a max torque of between 10-13 Nm.

How tight should a bike seat be?

Make sure the seat is far enough forward for a comfortable ride. You should be able to comfortably reach your handlebars, and your knee should be over the pedal when your foot is at 3:00 in the pedal rotation. A good test is to try standing as you ride.

Why does my saddle slips when mounting?

Make sure you have sensible tension on your girth, a saddle slipping sideways is often caused by having the girth too loose, many horses expand the chest when the girth is first tightened, once mounted circle a couple of times then re-tighten the girth.

Why does my saddle pop up in the back?

However, if you do have a situation where the saddle really is lifting up at the back, the most common reason is that the saddle is too wide for the horse. This can be because of too wide a bar spread or too wide a bar angle.

Why does my saddle keep slipping forward?

If the centre of gravity of the saddle is too far back right from the start, the saddle is again likely to slip forward when the horse is in motion. While riding, the saddle will make its way forward inch by inch. It is also possible that a saddle slips forward because it is too wide.

What is mutton withered horse?

Low Withers



Also known as mutton-withered horses, this kind of horse has a gradual slope towards its rear and lacks shoulder definition. It may also have a rounder and/or flatter back. Sometimes, a horse may have no withers at all. Low withers are common among American Quarter horses, ponies, and Arabians.

What is an anatomical girth?

Anatomical girths are designed to allow the saddle to sit further back off the shoulders, whilst still allowing the girth straps to line up with the girth buckles.