overclamped carbon seatpost
I rolled the dice on a FSA carbon seatpost off ebay. I may have crapped out.
The seatpost shows signs of over-clamping. It looks like the post was overclamped, then the person slide the seatpost to a different position and then overclamped again. The result is two shallow indentations (maybe 1 mm deep) along the back of the post. However, even with a small magnifying glass, I couldn't see any cracks. My hope is that the indentations are just the clear coat.
Being at the back of the seatpost, the indented areas would be under compression. So maybe less likely to form a crack? However, it is a setback seatpost, so it would possibly create a stress concentration that would lead to buckling?
Anyone with some carbon knowledge have thoughts on this?