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Hope seat post clamp

iwilldoitiwilldoit Posts: 710
edited August 2014 in MTB general
Hi All

How tight has a Hope seat post clamp need to be, the post very slightly drops over a ride, so I take it tighter than it is now but don't want to do any damage.

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  • Chunkers1980Chunkers1980 Posts: 8,035
    Put a bit of oil on the cam.
  • CitizenLeeCitizenLee Posts: 2,227
    As tight as you like, unless using a Reverb in which case just a little bit tighter than it takes to move it.
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  • iwilldoitiwilldoit Posts: 710
    Put a bit of oil on the cam.

    Just went in the garage and bit that :D

    No not a Reverb seat post I suppose you have to be careful not to crush them?
  • CitizenLeeCitizenLee Posts: 2,227
    Yeah too tight and they don't move as they should... but then if you have a dropper post a QR clamp is kinda pointless anyway :)
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    2015 Genesis CdF 10, 2014 Cube Hyde Race, 2012 NS Traffic, 2007 Specialized SX Trail, 2005 Specialized Demo 8
  • warpcowwarpcow Posts: 1,448
    Carbon assembly paste does wonders for not having to clamp things up crazy tight. Toothpaste is a nice cheap alternative too.
  • cooldadcooldad Posts: 32,599
    Hope seat clamps are a bit censored .
    I don't do smileys.

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  • Chunkers1980Chunkers1980 Posts: 8,035
    I think mine's excellent albeit a bit lardy.
  • CitizenLeeCitizenLee Posts: 2,227
    cooldad wrote:
    Hope seat clamps are a bit censored .

    Evidence, or GTFO ;)
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    Previous:
    2015 Genesis CdF 10, 2014 Cube Hyde Race, 2012 NS Traffic, 2007 Specialized SX Trail, 2005 Specialized Demo 8
  • cooldadcooldad Posts: 32,599
    I don't do smileys.

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  • CitizenLeeCitizenLee Posts: 2,227
    cooldad wrote:

    A link to a bunch of ham-fisted people moaning isn't evidence, it's opinion, and since I've had 3 that have never failed or slipped I still think they're a good product.... even though I admittedly don't use them on my current bike. Google "[any product] + censored " and you'll find people moaning. You know this ;)
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    2015 Genesis CdF 10, 2014 Cube Hyde Race, 2012 NS Traffic, 2007 Specialized SX Trail, 2005 Specialized Demo 8
  • rockmonkeyscrockmonkeysc Posts: 14,774
    cooldad wrote:
    Hope seat clamps are a bit censored .

    They aren't great. I have one and it doesn't like dirty conditions, difficult to close when it gets muddy. The standard Giant ones work better.
  • CitizenLeeCitizenLee Posts: 2,227
    Do you even need to use the one on your Mega since you have a Reverb, or are we talking Scalp?

    Either way I've never had that issue with any of mine. They worked fine dirty or clean.... or if it was totally clogged I'd do the sensible thing and remove the muck first. A quick squirt from the hydrobladder or poke with a stick did the trick.
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    NukeProof Mega FR 2012
    Cube NuRoad 2018
    Previous:
    2015 Genesis CdF 10, 2014 Cube Hyde Race, 2012 NS Traffic, 2007 Specialized SX Trail, 2005 Specialized Demo 8
  • rockmonkeyscrockmonkeysc Posts: 14,774
    CitizenLee wrote:
    Do you even need to use the one on your Mega since you have a Reverb, or are we talking Scalp?

    I just haven't got around to buying a bolt up clamp for my Mega but I will be going back to an old fashioned post when we are back in the rainy season.
  • lostboysaintlostboysaint Posts: 4,250
    They seem to struggle with anything with a clamp/cam on it. Their skewers are useless and so are their seat post clamps. (And that's from someone who has their hubs, stems, brakes, headsets, bottom brackets!)
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  • CitizenLeeCitizenLee Posts: 2,227
    CitizenLee wrote:
    Do you even need to use the one on your Mega since you have a Reverb, or are we talking Scalp?

    I just haven't got around to buying a bolt up clamp for my Mega but I will be going back to an old fashioned post when we are back in the rainy season.

    Why you swapping back? If Reverb seals couldn't handle rain and gloop I'd never get a chance to use mine up here in Aberdeen :)
    Current:
    NukeProof Mega FR 2012
    Cube NuRoad 2018
    Previous:
    2015 Genesis CdF 10, 2014 Cube Hyde Race, 2012 NS Traffic, 2007 Specialized SX Trail, 2005 Specialized Demo 8
  • rockmonkeyscrockmonkeysc Posts: 14,774
    Winter is mostly wet night rides so more mile munching than tech. No point having the reverb on and wearing it and exposing seals to gunk if im rarely going to use it.
  • lbalonylbalony Posts: 301
    cooldad wrote:
    Hope seat clamps are a bit censored .

    Ive never had worse. My post always slip, dropper either didn't work or slipped. Just put the original back on and its now sat in a tub with other accumulated parts!
  • CitizenLeeCitizenLee Posts: 2,227
    Winter is mostly wet night rides so more mile munching than tech. No point having the reverb on and wearing it and exposing seals to gunk if im rarely going to use it.

    That's fair enough. A service is quite expensive considering it's essentially half a fork.
    Current:
    NukeProof Mega FR 2012
    Cube NuRoad 2018
    Previous:
    2015 Genesis CdF 10, 2014 Cube Hyde Race, 2012 NS Traffic, 2007 Specialized SX Trail, 2005 Specialized Demo 8
  • iwilldoitiwilldoit Posts: 710
    Well some wet lube on the cam and a little bit tighter and so far no more slipping seat post :)
  • stubsstubs Posts: 5,001
    Had an old style Hope QR (the one with the ball end to the lever) on my Commencal that I carried onto my Canyon which never slipped and worked fine. Got the new style one for my Vitus that slipped all the time no matter how tight I did up the lever. Binned it when I got a dropper post and fitted a Salsa Liplock clamp that hasnt been touched since it was fitted.
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