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    Hard to put seat up and down

    Hey guys. Has anyone had trouble putting the seat up and down on the Evo? I had got a different style seat clamp back when I got the bike and wonder if I didn't get one slightly too small. It's really hard to raise the seat. I have to sit there and twist it and pull up hard on it just to get it to come up.

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    odd. I'd remove the clamp and make sure that the frame/seatpost move smoothly. If they do, it's the seat post clamp.

    I had a problem on a brand new bike from BD. The assembler tightened down the seatpost clamp and actually bent the seattube. I had to bend it back out, cut off a litle and file the edge. I'd take a good look at the seattube to make sure it's not bent somehow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by watts888 View Post
    odd. I'd remove the clamp and make sure that the frame/seatpost move smoothly. If they do, it's the seat post clamp.

    I had a problem on a brand new bike from BD. The assembler tightened down the seatpost clamp and actually bent the seattube. I had to bend it back out, cut off a litle and file the edge. I'd take a good look at the seattube to make sure it's not bent somehow.
    Even without the clamp its still extremely tight. How did you go about bending it back out?

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    If it's just the end that's tight (if the seatpost cuts on the back are angled in), I'd just put the seat post in a litle bit and gently rock it some. The goal is just to loosen it a tiny bit, not bend it out.

    If it's that tight, I can't help but wonder if your seatpost/seat tube diameter don't match well. Have you used any seatpost grease/lube?

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    The Airborne seat tubes have a thick coating on them. This is great for scratch resistance, not so great for seat adjustments.

    Put some of your favorite chain lube on a rag and wipe the post down with it. This will make it slide easier.

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    I just put the post in and wriggled it around a bunch and it helped out. then i greased it up and now it slides no problem. I think maybe when I put the new clamp on a while back I may have tightened it up too much. Thanks guys!

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