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    Where to clamp my HD3 on bike stand

    Hi,

    I just got my new HD3 (amazing!!) and wondering how safe clamping carbon bikes is and the best place to do it.

    I notice from pictures most people use the seatpost, my issue is the main body of the seatpost (KS Lev) doesnt stick out far enough and cable is too tight to pull out further.

    Is it ok to clamp on the top tube?

    Thanks
    Neil

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    The safe options.

    1. Replace setapost, with an old aluminum one, and clamp to it.
    The KS LEv's cable should detach easy enough.

    2. Buy a new workstand that is a fork mount, not clamp
    I use this one: Bike Repair Stand | The Sprint Professional Work Stand

    others:
    clamp carefully and don't crush the carbon tubes, it doesn't take all that much clamping force to hold a bike

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    Easy; just spin the clamp and hang the bike from the nose of the seat. Not as stable as the seatpost, it works fine. I've been doing it for years.

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    For most of the work I do on my bike I just turn the clamp parallel to the ground and hang it from the nose of the saddle. I have room to clamp my reverb post if needed but this works pretty easily.

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    Thanks, does it not put too much pressure on seatpost or frame near seat post clamp? Any pictures?

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