If the only place to lift and secure your bike is the seatpost, and it is a nice (expensive) seatpost, how do you guys deal with that?
i have an ultimate clamp also. how can you tell if youre over tightening? my bike can still swivel side to side in the clamp, but i dont want to tighten it more cause it already seems pretty clamped down.beeristasty said:My Ultimate stand's clamp is adjustable, so it works just fine as long as you don't gorilla-fist it (you should know waaaaay before it will do any damage); have no experience with any other manufacturer's clamps.
For regular maintenance, there shouldn't be a problem clamping carbon. I'd more worried about sharp edges in contact with it than anything else. For heavier torque/impact stuff (bb & HSet installs or removals) I'd go with a dummy post just to be on the safe side.
You'll know when you know... it's hard to explain. Kind of like when you know a bolt is about to strip. Of course, you shouldn't get anywhere near that point, unless you're a little overzealous with an AL bolt. But back on topic. I always tighten the clamp to the point where the bike can't rotate left/right while in secured. You can go a good bit past that without damaging anything, but it won't serve any purpose. And remember, bike parts are a lot sturdier than you think.snowdenn said:i have an ultimate clamp also. how can you tell if youre over tightening? my bike can still swivel side to side in the clamp, but i dont want to tighten it more cause it already seems pretty clamped down.
i dont have a carbon post, but how long would be too long to leave up? ive left bikes up there for a while; i thought it was okay for storage. my seatposts are aluminum.