torque setting for seatpost

father_jack
father_jack Posts: 3,509
edited May 2012 in Workshop
Just picked up a Ritchey Comp V2 seatpost, but no mention in the instructions nor on the seatpost what the torque setting should be for the two upward facing saddle clamp bolts.
Say... That's a nice bike..
Trax T700 with Lew Racing Pro VT-1 ;-)

Comments

  • Wirral_paul
    Wirral_paul Posts: 2,476
    You have these?

    http://www.ritcheylogic.com/media/File/4230_Ritchey_seat_post_EN_20120215_web.pdf

    Suggests the torque settings should be written on the seatpost itself??
  • father_jack
    father_jack Posts: 3,509
    yes I do, and no it doesn't.
    Say... That's a nice bike..
    Trax T700 with Lew Racing Pro VT-1 ;-)
  • mcp73
    mcp73 Posts: 93
    I have the same seatpost. The torque setting is 16NM max for the two saddle clamp bolts. It's printed clearly on mine, but perhaps your bolts are reversed?
    Hope this helps.
  • father_jack
    father_jack Posts: 3,509
    Nope , nothing on it regarding torque.
    Say... That's a nice bike..
    Trax T700 with Lew Racing Pro VT-1 ;-)
  • mcp73
    mcp73 Posts: 93
    Strange. Still, the max torque is 16NM for those bolts. :-)
  • father_jack
    father_jack Posts: 3,509
    that seems a bit high. I've used 10nm on a larger, single bolt seatpost
    Say... That's a nice bike..
    Trax T700 with Lew Racing Pro VT-1 ;-)
  • mcp73
    mcp73 Posts: 93
    I agree. I tighten them to c. 10. I suppose it is just the maximum torque setting after all.