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    Substitute for Gravity Dropper's rubber boot?

    The rubber boot on the Gravity Dropper seatpost is getting really stiff when the temperatures drop to -10 Celsius and below, so stiff that it is actually hindering the movement of the post.
    So has anyone tried to substite the rubber boot with something like Lizard Skins rear shock cover? I suppose neoprene shouldn't get stiff when it's freezing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Verskis
    The rubber boot on the Gravity Dropper seatpost is getting really stiff when the temperatures drop to -10 Celsius and below, so stiff that it is actually hindering the movement of the post.
    So has anyone tried to substite the rubber boot with something like Lizard Skins rear shock cover? I suppose neoprene shouldn't get stiff when it's freezing.
    I have both GD and AMP, the bad thing about neoprene is that it stretch when it's old, it'd flared from each tip. I've never had to use it in that kind of condition before so I guess it would work well for you.

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    condom with the tip cut off. magmum if you are extreme.

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    Quote Originally Posted by b-kul
    condom with the tip cut off. magmum if you are extreme.
    lol, now that's thinking outside the box, literally

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    Quote Originally Posted by mimi1885
    lol, now that's thinking outside the box, literally
    hahaha. was initialy a joke but thinking about it more i can see it working.

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    Hmm, a condom could actually work if attached with zipties. Has anyone tested the cold weather properties of condoms?

    Well, maybe something sturdier would be better, like a section of inner tube.

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    Quote Originally Posted by b-kul
    condom with the tip cut off. magmum if you are extreme.

    Greatest suggestion ever!

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    Ride it without the boot. I've done so for years with no issues.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Verskis
    Hmm, a condom could actually work if attached with zipties. Has anyone tested the cold weather properties of condoms?
    Real cold weather testing isn't physically possible.

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    Muahahahah!!!!

    I say forget the condom! That still takes away from the feellllll, just go all natural no condom nothing!. Lube it up well and start sliding.



    All joke aside, I have been running mine without a boot for a while. GD doesn't need the boot to work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2clue
    Muahahahah!!!!

    I say forget the condom! That still takes away from the feellllll, just go all natural no condom nothing!. Lube it up well and start sliding.



    All joke aside, I have been running mine without a boot for a while. GD doesn't need the boot to work.
    but what about the risk of std's (seatpost tarnishing debris)?

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    Quote Originally Posted by b-kul
    condom with the tip cut off. magmum if you are extreme.
    I tried this and it didn't work at first as the condom broke and we had a bit of a scare there until the test strip revealed a negative.

    Second attempt I shaved the base so when I rolled the end all the way down it was able to gain better purchase at the base of the shaft and keep it from slipping off.

    You'll also want to use non-spermicide Micro-Condoms (not micro-thin!).

    Fortunately, I already had a couple of boxes in the drawer next to my bed so I can throw them out after each use.

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    Quote Originally Posted by b-kul
    but what about the risk of std's (seatpost tarnishing debris)?

    LOL!!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by b-kul
    but what about the risk of std's (seatpost tarnishing debris)?
    Yeah, I'm not doing it without any protection!

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    Quote Originally Posted by slcrockymountainrider
    I tried this and it didn't work at first as the condom broke and we had a bit of a scare there until the test strip revealed a negative.

    Second attempt I shaved the base so when I rolled the end all the way down it was able to gain better purchase at the base of the shaft and keep it from slipping off.

    You'll also want to use non-spermicide Micro-Condoms (not micro-thin!).

    Fortunately, I already had a couple of boxes in the drawer next to my bed so I can throw them out after each use.
    i like to keep mine smooth as a newborn baby. definity helps it stay better as you said.

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    BEST. THREAD. EVER. no pichers though... I'll take your word that it happened.

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