Saddle keeps wacking out of alignment.

I have a Pashley with a Viscount saddle. Seeing as I’m a beginner I fall a
LOT! Every time my saddle/post gets wacked out of alignment when it hits
the ground.

I a little afraid of trying to tighten it TOO tightly as the hex head or
threads will strip.

Any suggestions?

Christopher Grove


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Most of the time, I do not overthight the clamp. When the seat is out of
alignment,ie after a big wipe out I just give 2 or 3 punches on the seat
while locking the wheel in place. It works well.

Oli-

-----Original Message----- From: Christopher Grove
[mailto:c_r_grove@yahoo.com] Sent: Wednesday, October 17, 2001 12:34 PM
To: unicycling@winternet.com Subject: Saddle keeps wacking out of
alignment.

I have a Pashley with a Viscount saddle. Seeing as I’m a beginner I fall a
LOT! Every time my saddle/post gets wacked out of alignment when it hits
the ground.

I a little afraid of trying to tighten it TOO tightly as the hex head or
threads will strip.

Any suggestions?

Christopher Grove


“I never MET a man I didn’t like.” -Will Rogers

Read my short story at:
http://www.rosedog.com/manuscript.asp?m=9389256&manuscript=6862016&t=The
+Determination+of+Jeffery&fn=Christopher&ln=Grove&srdt=9%2F27%2F01+5%3A3
2%3A05+AM&fs=2&ff=Arial%2C+Helvetica%2C+Verdana&ps=4000&s=735143750&fold
er=Search+Results

You could try a stronger BMX seatpost clamp. A double bolt BMX seatpost
clamp should work on the Pashley if you aren’t using a seatpost shim.
Check out the clamps available at a bike store that sells high quality BMX
bikes. You’ll be able to find a stronger clamp there.

john_childs

>From: Christopher Grove <c_r_grove@yahoo.com>
>
>I have a Pashley with a Viscount saddle. Seeing as I’m a beginner I fall
>a LOT! Every time my saddle/post gets wacked out of alignment when it
>hits the ground.
>
>I a little afraid of trying to tighten it TOO tightly as the hex head or
>threads will strip.
>
>Any suggestions?
>
>Christopher Grove


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Why not put a quick release instead of the seatpost clamp ? It allows you
to realign your seat on th field if it gets out of alignement…

Any comments ?

Christ.

John Childs wrote:

> You could try a stronger BMX seatpost clamp. A double bolt BMX seatpost
> clamp should work on the Pashley if you aren’t using a seatpost shim.
> Check out the clamps available at a bike store that sells high quality
> BMX bikes. You’ll be able to find a stronger clamp there.
>
> john_childs
>
> >From: Christopher Grove <c_r_grove@yahoo.com>
> >
> >I have a Pashley with a Viscount saddle. Seeing as I’m a beginner I
> >fall a LOT! Every time my saddle/post gets wacked out of alignment when
> >it hits the ground.
> >
> >I a little afraid of trying to tighten it TOO tightly as the hex head
> >or threads will strip.
> >
> >Any suggestions?
> >
> >Christopher Grove
>
> _________________________________________________________________
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I don’t know the details on Pashley and Viscount. But we had the same
problem with Jorga’s Showtime 20" which has a quick release that is not
integrated in the frame. Turned out that we had to shift the clamp a
little higher up; at first it was too close to the bottom end of the slits
in the frame to tighten the tube properly. I hope you see what I mean.

Klaas Bil

On Wed, 17 Oct 2001 16:33:38 GMT, Christopher Grove
<c_r_grove@yahoo.com> wrote:

>I have a Pashley with a Viscount saddle. Seeing as I’m a beginner I fall
>a LOT! Every time my saddle/post gets wacked out of alignment when it
>hits the ground.
>
>I a little afraid of trying to tighten it TOO tightly as the hex head or
>threads will strip.
>
>Any suggestions?
>
>Christopher Grove
>
>
>–
>“I never MET a man I didn’t like.” -Will Rogers
>
>Read my short story at: http://www.rosedog.com/manuscript.asp?m=9389256&-
>manuscript=6862016&t=The+Determination+of+Jeffery&fn=Christopher&ln=Grov-
>e&srdt=9%2F27%2F01+5%3A32%3A05+AM&fs=2&ff=Arial%2C+Helvetica%2C+Verdana&-
>ps=4000&s=735143750&folder=Search+Results


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Thanks all!

Christoher

Quick-Release Seatpost Clamp

FWIW, my new Coker came with a high-quality lever-lock type seatpost clamp that reqires no tools to tighten or adjust. I made sure to tighten it correctly, and have yet to have the seat twist out of adjustment despite my many falls. I’d say a trip to your favorite bike shop for a look at these clamps might solve your problems.:slight_smile:

Most quick release clamps will not hold the post as securely as a double
bolt BMX clamp. With a good clamp the seat will never get out a alignment
out in the field so you will never need to adjust it out in the field.
With a double bolt BMX clamp the top half of the clamp holds the seat post
and the bottom half clamps on the seat tube. It’s untwistable.

john_childs

“Christian St-Pierre” <Christian.St-Pierre@fse.ulaval.ca> wrote in message
news:3BCF074E.22134B4E@fse.ulaval.ca
> Why not put a quick release instead of the seatpost clamp ? It
> allows you
to
> realign your seat on th field if it gets out of alignement…
>
> Any comments ?
>
> Christ.
>
> John Childs wrote:
>
> > You could try a stronger BMX seatpost clamp. A double bolt BMX
> > seatpost clamp should work on the Pashley if you aren’t using a
> > seatpost shim.
Check
> > out the clamps available at a bike store that sells high quality BMX
bikes.
> > You’ll be able to find a stronger clamp there.
> >
> > john_childs

i currently have a nice noname uni, that came with a 1/4 inch bolt and nylock nut to bolt the seat post in place, this worked well much better than the quick release that i later change it to and then eventually broke trying to get it tighter, definitely go to you local bike shop and get a BMX seat clamp.