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    An English language mechanical question

    I was wrintting a text about something that in the middle i wondered what a specific thing is called in English



    The split between two halves & two sections of the seat post clamp ans the cut in the frame its self that ensures the seat post entering diameter to alter a little bit and grab the post

    In general any kind of narrow cut like this in an object or mechanical part what do you call it in English ??

    Thanx a lot
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    Most would say a split, or maybe a slit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cord View Post
    Most would say a split, or maybe a slit.

    Thanx
    how about ( Gap ) ?
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    Gap
    Slit
    Cut
    Cut out
    Relief
    Break
    Partition
    Hole
    Groove
    Split
    And probably a dozen other acceptable words.
    My understanding is your supposed to align those two gaps 180° from each other.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Iranian-Mechanic View Post
    Thanx
    how about ( Gap ) ?
    It is technically a gap, but that word wouldn’t usually be used to describe what you have pictured. A gap is more commonly (but not always!) used to describe when 2 things don’t fit together properly.

    To put it into context, it would be more common to say. “The seatpost collar has a slit/split/cut-out.” However, English is a funny language, and there are lots of other words that would also work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cord View Post
    It is technically a gap, but that word wouldn’t usually be used to describe what you have pictured. A gap is more commonly (but not always!) used to describe when 2 things don’t fit together properly.

    To put it into context, it would be more common to say. “The seatpost collar has a slit/split/cut-out.” However, English is a funny language, and there are lots of other words that would also work.
    Hmmm got it man thanx a lot

    how about the gap between the stem cap and its main body ? Can we call that a gap or is it a slit too ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by WHALENARD View Post
    Gap
    My understanding is your supposed to align those two gaps 180° from each other.
    Thanks a lot for the words

    About the alignment of those slits are you sure ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Iranian-Mechanic
    Hmmm got it man thanx a lot

    how about the gap between the stem cap and its main body ? Can we call that a gap or is it a slit too ?
    That is a gap where as upon installing, the top and bottom gap should be equal. Think of a slit as a cut in a solid like to cut a slit in your bike wrap to work around a cable.

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    Thanks a lot for the words


    About the alignment of those slits are you sure ?
    On my bikes the clamp gap is inline withe the seatpost slit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Iranian-Mechanic View Post
    Thanks a lot for the words

    About the alignment of those slits are you sure ?
    No, I'm not sure. There was a thread on this very topic a ways back and some frame manufacturers do indeed state to run them 180° from each other while others state to align them. I typically align them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Iranian-Mechanic View Post
    Hmmm got it man thanx a lot

    how about the gap between the stem cap and its main body ? Can we call that a gap or is it a slit too ?

    Gap would typically be used over slit in this context.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Heist30 View Post
    That is a gap where as upon installing, the top and bottom gap should be equal. Think of a slit as a cut in a solid like to cut a slit in your bike wrap to work around a cable.



    On my bikes the clamp gap is inline withe the seatpost slit.
    Thank you very much

    Quote Originally Posted by WHALENARD View Post
    No, I'm not sure. There was a thread on this very topic a ways back and some frame manufacturers do indeed state to run them 180° from each other while others state to align them. I typically align them.
    its a Specialized Demo 2011

    Quote Originally Posted by WHALENARD View Post
    Gap would typically be used over slit in this context.
    Thanks
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    The cut in a round tube like a seat tube or seat post clamp is called a "slot" or "slit". The space between the clamping surfaces of a two piece clamp would be a "gap".

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    Quote Originally Posted by DSaul View Post
    The cut in a round tube like a seat tube or seat post clamp is called a "slot" or "slit". The space between the clamping surfaces of a two piece clamp would be a "gap".
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    Yep... slot, gap.
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