I just had the misfortune of my seatpost clamp coming undone while on the trail yesterday and lost the bolt and opposing side cavity sit-in (don't know what it's called). I was able to find the pin with the quick release, and clamp stayed on the bike. So, question #1 -- Is this is a Specialized specific part such that I will be hard pressed to find just the missing parts now or should I just order a whole new seat clamp? The size is 34.9mm ID (inner diameter), so is this a common size or will it have to be a Specialized product? Any suggestions appreciated.
Question #2 -- any preference for quick release seat clamp over bolt on clamps? Inuititvely I prefer the quick release ... but my shorts have snagged on to it more than once so am just curious if I have to buy a whole new seat clamp should I go bolt-on (or just get new kind of shorts, haha)? For background, ever since I've lowered my seat to be in line with top of headset I haven't found the need to adjust it much during rides, but any new trail jumps make me lower it to be sure the first couple times. Other than that, it's liveable at a steady height for what it's worth.
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