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Dark 10-11-2006 12:34 PM

seat gets loose
 
I put a new seat on my Trek 2120 road bike last week & it keeps getting loose. I first thought I didn't tighten it up, but today I tightened it up pretty good before I went out & I get 3 miles down the road & I can feel it move. The rails under the seat seem to be the same size as the old one. The bolt that tightens the pieces that hold the seat rails seems to loosen up.
Any ideas?
Can the peice that holds the seat wear out? If so would a new seat post be the remedy?

Thanks in advance

pierce 10-11-2006 12:36 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Dark
I put a new seat on my Trek 2120 road bike last week & it keeps getting loose. I first thought I didn't tighten it up, but today I tightened it up pretty good before I went out & I get 3 miles down the road & I can feel it move. The rails under the seat seem to be the same size as the old one. The bolt that tightens the pieces that hold the seat rails seems to loosen up.
Any ideas?
Can the peice that holds the seat wear out? If so would a new seat post be the remedy?

Thanks in advance

take the seat off, and see if the rails under the seat are loose. I've had that happen in the past (generally not with good seats, but one never knows)

if the seatpost is worn, I'd expect it to be visually obvious.

Gummee! 10-11-2006 12:42 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Dark
I put a new seat on my Trek 2120 road bike last week & it keeps getting loose. I first thought I didn't tighten it up, but today I tightened it up pretty good before I went out & I get 3 miles down the road & I can feel it move. The rails under the seat seem to be the same size as the old one. The bolt that tightens the pieces that hold the seat rails seems to loosen up.
Any ideas?
Can the peice that holds the seat wear out? If so would a new seat post be the remedy?

Thanks in advance

The clamp on the SP can wear out IF you've been riding it loose. May be time for a new SP.

What seat was on there before and what's on there now?

:ear

In my neck o' the woods, I find out that I need a pair of new saddles. Anyone got a line on a cheep Flite? :ear WS at QBP is somewhere north of $70!!! :eek1

M

Dark 10-11-2006 12:49 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Gummee!
The clamp on the SP can wear out IF you've been riding it loose. May be time for a new SP.

What seat was on there before and what's on there now?

:ear

In my neck o' the woods, I find out that I need a pair of new saddles. Anyone got a line on a cheep Flite? :ear WS at QBP is somewhere north of $70!!! :eek1

M

It had something made by/for performance. I put on a Forte E3 Gel
http://www.performancebike.com/produ...00/50_3088.jpg

Gummee! 10-11-2006 12:58 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Dark
It had something made by/for performance. I put on a Forte E3 Gel
http://www.performancebike.com/produ...00/50_3088.jpg

Could be the rails are a CH smaller...

:dunno

Things are pretty standard nowadays.

M

Dark 10-11-2006 12:58 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by pierce
take the seat off, and see if the rails under the seat are loose. I've had that happen in the past (generally not with good seats, but one never knows)

if the seatpost is worn, I'd expect it to be visually obvious.

I just checked. The rails under the seat are solid, the bolt that holds the pieces clamping the seat rails works itself loose.

Gummee! 10-11-2006 12:59 PM

Free to a good home: Thule 400 (aero) foot pack.

Missing the covers for the outsides. No locks.

Includes Fit Kit 03

Anyone?

:ear

M

Gummee! 10-11-2006 01:00 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Dark
I just checked. The rails under the seat are solid, the bolt that holds the pieces clamping the seat rails works itself loose.

Depending on the SP, I'd either head to the LBS to get a new head or replace it. www.pricepoint.com has some good deals on their Sette branded stuff. Looks just like my older Syncros posts.

Good luck.

M

Flaco 10-11-2006 02:13 PM

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Originally Posted by Perry
She's not doing it for me, way too skinny, and has bucky teeth. I wonder what she'd look like without all that make up?

She still looks pretty good. I think she's cool because she's not skinny because she lives on coke and nicotine...she's skinny because she's a pro bike racer.

http://www.nikigudex.com/images/mtb56.jpg

Zodiac 10-11-2006 04:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Flaco
She still looks pretty good. I think she's cool because she's not skinny because she lives on coke and nicotine...she's skinny because she's a pro bike racer.

http://www.nikigudex.com/images/mtb56.jpg


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:lol3

card 10-12-2006 08:22 PM

Didn't anyone ride today??

Chacifer 10-12-2006 08:26 PM

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Originally Posted by card
Didn't anyone ride today??

No. :bluduh I've been at school all day, which is where I am right now in fact. :puke1 No time to ride when I have ridiculous amounts of homework to do.

Gummee! 10-12-2006 08:35 PM

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Originally Posted by card
Didn't anyone ride today??

:nah

Got home too late and had a serious crisis of motivation. Aka dinner and beer.

Tomorrow I start commuting again. THAT way, I'll be able to get in some miles without having to rush, rush, rush to get home before dark.

:ricky

M

Ken 10-13-2006 09:49 AM

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Originally Posted by card
Didn't anyone ride today??

I'll do 60ish this weekend :deal

Zodiac 10-13-2006 11:18 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by card
Didn't anyone ride today??

Haven't ridden since Monday - gonna go hopefully tonight, try out my new Look Keo classic pedals and Specialized shoes....:D


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