Or perhaps the Campy seat post bolt is only made strong enough so that too much force won't allow you to damage your frame. Bolts are cheap, frames are expensive. I've broken a lot of them in my life, mostly due to an ill-fitting seat post or a poorly made frame. Get your generic Japanese seat bolt. Will look fine and fit well and may not break so easily. $5 instead of $30 for a Campy.
essage: 6 ate: Sat, 15 Jan 2011 12:36:38 -0800 (PST) rom: EPL <email@example.com> ubject: [CR] seatpost binder bolt woes o: firstname.lastname@example.org essage-ID: <email@example.com> ontent-Type: text/plain; charset=us-ascii While installing a new seatpost/saddle, tightening down the Campagnolo 8mm inder bolt resulted in that esteemed part exploding, snapped in half on the hreaded male portion. I have a Simplex binder bolt which I can use instead, except that -- due to the lighly ribbed section on the female shaft socket just inside the end -- that ortion does not quite seat quite flush into the seatlug binder bolt ear (this s an older style set-up, not recessed as many are today). Does one just bolt the Simplex thing in with torque for a very tight fit gnashing of metal resulting) or are the binder ears normally skimmed larger irst or? That Campy binder bolt is sure a piece of c**p! Thanks, Emanuel Lowi ontreal, Quebec