Results 1 to 5 of 5
  1. #1
    mtbr member
    Reputation: thedeathstar's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Posts
    65

    Seatpost play on Delirium

    I inherited a Thompson Elite post yesterday. When I put it in the seat tube it was pretty loose from the normal tightness of the qr. I tightened it up a little but it was still moving in there.

    My question is has anyone had issues with these posts? The size is 31.6, but it's quite a bit smaller than my Joplin 4 and Holzfeller posts.

    I haven't tightened it much because I haven't been out on it yet, but is there a point where I should say no mas to tightening the quick release?

    thanks

  2. #2
    mtbr member
    Reputation: Dude!'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Posts
    1,337
    I tend to use the grease designed for carbon fiber bikes such that the seatpost doesn't slide. The grease is gritty. This works well as it keeps the seat post quiet and doesn't require tons of torque.

    I haven't had any issues with the seat tube on my Delirium. I tend only to use a seat dropper as oppose to adjusting the saddle height with quick release.

  3. #3
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Posts
    1,117
    I'm riding a Delirium, and using a Thompson Elite post. I haven't had any play, but then again I'm using a Chromag QR clamp. Those things clamp beautifully, and are still easy to flip the lever and go.

    I was using a generic CRC clamp prior, and I could never get it to clamp tight enough, without being it impossible to open the level with my bare hands.

  4. #4
    mtbr member
    Reputation: thedeathstar's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Posts
    65
    Thanks for the responses. I have a salsa clamp so leverage isn't an issue. I should be able to open and close it without problems even if I tighten it.

    What I don't want is to put excessive stress on the seat tube, especially because I know that I could probably get too much leverage.

  5. #5
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Posts
    3,350
    I have a couple Thomson posts ( the ones w/ oval bore), well used. They've definitely lost a bit of girth @ the clamp. If I clamp it on a fresh part of the post I can definitely tell a difference

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 1
    Last Post: 09-09-2013, 10:17 PM
  2. Seatpost Adapter for Sworks Seatpost
    By scottusmc in forum Specialized
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 04-15-2013, 05:16 AM
  3. Delirium ?'s
    By induction in forum Knolly
    Replies: 206
    Last Post: 01-13-2013, 09:55 AM
  4. KS Seatpost vertical play
    By munkyspank in forum General Discussion
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 03-12-2012, 12:17 AM
  5. Fox 40 FIT RC2 on new Delirium
    By Rubberneck Goose in forum Knolly
    Replies: 33
    Last Post: 01-30-2011, 08:12 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •