Re: [CR]Campy SR 2-bolt seatpost

Example: Framebuilders:Rene Herse

Date: Wed, 10 May 2006 15:42:31 -0400
Subject: Re: [CR]Campy SR 2-bolt seatpost
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Some additions to technique:

The Dia-Compe offset brake wrench works nicely.

Lube bolts. Set the post up with everything assembled and the bolts fully loosened, but started in the barrel nuts. Remember the cradles have a left and right. Turn the top pieces sideways. Engage the saddle on the cradles, nose downish. Turn the front cross piece crossways and rock the saddle upward to hold the front top piece. Turn the rear cross piece crossways and finger tighten the rear bolt to estimated height (plus a bit*). Finger tighten front bolt. Fully tighten and adjust with wrench.

*Try and bias the finger tightening so you mostly have to tighten the rear bolt with the wrench.

This approach gives you the best access to the front portion when you need it and minimizes fumbling and tightening at the front later on. It really is pretty easy and I think nothing is stronger than this type of post.

Joe Bender-Zanoni
Great Notch, NJ

----- Original Message -----
From: The Maaslands
Date: Wednesday, May 10, 2006 2:59 pm
Subject: [CR]Campy SR 2-bolt seatpost

> I find the 2-bolt seatposts quite easy to use and set up. John's

\r?\n> description of how to best make it work corresponds very closely

\r?\n> to

\r?\n> mine. The sole thing that I would add is that I have a 10 mm

\r?\n> wrench with

\r?\n> a closed head with 12 indents (which doubles the chances of

\r?\n> finding a

\r?\n> perfect fit even if only tightening from behind between the

\r?\n> rails.)

\r?\n> Personally, I find it to be better than the purpose-built

\r?\n> Campagnolo

\r?\n> wrench. Using this wrench the Campagnolo design becomes simple,

\r?\n> fast and

\r?\n> permanent. I can't ask for anything more.


\r?\n> Steven Maasland

\r?\n> Moorestown, NJ