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    Cannot Install Seatpost on Rize 3

    Can anyone help? Just purchased a 2009 Rize 3 on Saturday and I cannot get the seatpost to go more than an inch into the seatpost tube. Has anyone experienced the same problem and if so how was it remedied. And yes it is the right size seatpost.

    Thanks

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    hard to say...thats an allot frame? check to see that the seatpost clamp is well loosened.
    Did you get it at a shop? I would call them on a new bike for ANY little thing if i wasnt sure what I was messing wif....
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    Thanks for the response.

    I even took the seatpost collar off and still no luck. I will call the shop tomorrow.

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    The inside of the seatube on the frame more than likely needs to be honed out. Take it back to the shop you purchased it from. They should have the ability to properly diagnose the issue and the tools to resolve the problem.

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    Strange that a shop would let it go that way.
    Adam Ann Arbor, MI

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    Is it the correct seat post size?

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    Again thanks for the responses. Yes it is the right size seatpost, came with the bike. Is this common on the rize? Have been riding Cdales for over 20 yrs and never had this type of issue.

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    My 2009 Rize 3 post goes up and down with no problem

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    Quote Originally Posted by ADDam
    Strange that a shop would let it go that way.
    Agreed. When a bike is built normally the seat post is inserted more than an inch. Most seat posts minimum insertion line is over an inch.

    There is probably a burr in the seat tube. Your shop should have the proper tools to remove it.

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    Just got back from the shop. The mechanic honed out the tube and everything now works fine.

    Thanks for all your responses.

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    same here, my 2009 Rize 2's been fine from day 1

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