Question: Why won’t my bike seat tighten?

You might want to be careful about over-tightening and stripping the bolt. If however, you do have trouble tightening the bolt, check to make sure it’s not already stripped. If the bolt is stripped, it won’t tighten no matter how hard you try. You’ll need to replace the bolt.

Why does my seat post keep slipping?

All that aside, however: The most common reason for post slip we have come across is the use of the wrong type of seat post clamp for your size and type of riding. … Next, apply a light film of grease to the inside of the clamp (the part in contact with the frame) and the clamp bolt threads.

Are bike seats supposed to move?

If the seatpost to frame clamp is not tight enough, the seatpost can rotate in the frame. Depending on your bike, that will either be a nut or a lever. Of course, the seat will move up and down slightly on the springs when you hit bumps on the road, it’s supposed to do that.

Should you grease your seatpost?

A thin layer of grease along the seat post’s segment in contact with the downtube would prevent the metal from oxidizing and subsequently corroding while simultaneously reducing the chances of creaking. Note: Carbon seat posts do not use grease.

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