Why does my seatpost keep slipping?

All that aside, however: The most common reason for post slip we have come across is the use of the wrong type of seat post clamp for your size and type of riding. Next, apply a light film of grease to the inside of the clamp (the part in contact with the frame) and the clamp bolt threads.

How do I stop my bike seat from swiveling?

To fix a loose seat connected with a lever, place the Allen key in the hex nut on the opposite side of the lever handle. Turn the handle clockwise to tighten the connection. Pull back on the lever handle until it is straight. This will allow you to move the seat to the proper height.

Should you put grease on seatpost?

You should absolutely grease your seatpost (unless it is carbon fiber). It won’t slip around if your seatpost clamp is properly tightened. Get a thing of grease from the bike shop, like the park tool PPL-1 grease.

How tight should a seatpost clamp be?

Cross one finger over the Allen key so you have a short lever and snug it up. See if you can twist the seat. If so snug each up another 1/4 turn and test.

What is Bike grease?

Greases help to keep your bike waterproof while also ensuring that vital bike components keep moving freely. Grease products are also known to help keep vital bike components in contact friction-free and prevent them from seizing.

How do I keep my bike saddle from slipping back?

Most problems on a bike can be fixed with either tub tape, insulation tape, duct tape or a small piece of Coke can! In this case, I’d try wrapping a small bit of tub tape around the saddle rail to give it some extra grip. Might also be worth getting your position checked out too.

Are bike seats supposed to move?

If the seatpost to frame clamp is not tight enough, the seatpost can rotate in the frame. Depending on your bike, that will either be a nut or a lever. Of course, the seat will move up and down slightly on the springs when you hit bumps on the road, it’s supposed to do that.

Can I use WD40 on my seat post?

Greasing the post/seat tube like crisillo advises is a good way to go; cleaning it up for now with wd-40 (and maybe a brush for the seat tube) should work well. There is a specific product for steel frames called JP Weigle Frame Saver, but WD40 should do a decent job as well.

How do you grease a seat tube?

Using your finger or a brush, apply a thin coat of new grease to the inside of the seat tube, or the outside of the seatpost. Re-insert the seat post to your preferred height, and clamp it in place. Use standard bicycle grease if your frame and seatpost are both any kind of metal (steel, aluminum, or titanium).

How do you tighten a seatpost without a torque wrench?

As for torquing without a torque wrench, hold the allen key with one finger and use your whole arm movement to tighten the bolt. When the finger holding the allen key begins to extend under the tension, it’s torqued adequately.

How tight is 5nM?

5nM is approximately 45 in/lbs (inch pounds) or 3 ft/lb (foot pounds). VERY LITTLE TORQUE!