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can a crossbar damage a joplin seatpost?

ProwlusProwlus Posts: 539
edited May 2009 in MTB general
Now I've had not many problems transporting my full susses around on my saris bones bike carrier ever since I purchased a false crossbar but i'm wondering if a false crossbar could damange a variable height seatpost i recently fitted onto my ransom like the joplin . Given theres alot of play if that car goes over a speedbump and the amount of pressure the cross bar exerts holding over 33.0 lbs of bike , is this a risky idea and should i buy a whole new seatpost to use instead of the joplin to hand my biker under?

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  • stumpyjonstumpyjon Posts: 4,069
    Can't imagine it would cause problems as long as you attach it to the lower, outer seatpost (the bit that doesn't go up and down). The seatpost will take much greater loading with you on it hitting something hard at speed.
    It's easier to ask for forgiveness than for permission.

    I've bought a new bike....ouch - result
    Can I buy a new bike?...No - no result
  • grantwaygrantway Posts: 1,430
    There seems to be a lot of reliability issues with this seat post.

    My advice be to send it back and get it fixed.
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