[Yak] Salsa Seatclamp QR
paul.webb.1 at optusnet.com.au
Thu Dec 31 18:06:33 CST 2009
Do mean clamps to hold the seat post or replacement QR's for the
seat post fold and handlebar.
Seat post clamps are probably pretty standard, but there is a
trick to the QR for the seat post fold that is a bit BF-specific:
I picked up some Ti QR's from Indian Pro Cycling shop (BF dealer)
in Taipei just before Christmas. The clamping surface on these
is completely flat - most QR's clamp surfaces are effctively
concave so that they clamp around the edge of the QR's clamp
I have found that, because of the flat surface, my new QR does
not clamp effectively on the seat hinge.
On my PR the design of this point is that there is a short tube
brazed to the back of the lower seat tube. The seat mast and the
seat stays then have "fork ends" that fit around this tube and
are clamped by the QR.
On my PR, the ends of the short tube is flush with the outside of
these forkends, thus the flat surface of the QR will not clamp
the fork ends. I need to file the short tube back a little bit
so that the clamp acts on the fork ends.
This could be what Jordan is referring to.
On Thu, 31 Dec 2009 17:43:02 +0000 (UTC), you wrote:
>I picked up a set of Salsa Seatclamp QR's to replace the HEAVY Kalloy QR's BF uses. Jordan B said they should work
> if the clamping surface is the same. 2 clamps weigh less than one Kalloy; they are better looking-I got 1 blqck and 1 red to
> match my incoming black Pocket Rocket Pro with red ti seat mast; and the lever is longer for better leverage.
>In past, I used a bolt on the stem mast, but I am going to use a Salsa QR on the new bike's stem mast.
>Anyone else using these?
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