Old 03-30-20, 06:16 PM
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Originally Posted by 63rickert View Post
All my bikes have straight posts. Take the clamp apart, rub beeswax on everysurface, tighten hard, real hard, it won’t move. Maybe check once a year. Not a problem.

Does anyone know what an Ideale number 3 saddle clamp is? Those will solve the loosening problem completely, though you should do the beeswax anyway.

The only good steel post was the early Campy. For a Strawberry it should be a Titan or Reynolds aluminum post, polished. Of course if you polish a basic Kalloy straight post it looks about the same as the old ones.
Will do, was already going to anti seize the bolt so I can really get after it. Need a proper wrench for it to see if it makes a difference.

The polished Campy 2 bolt will still be the plan B and should probably have been the plan A but this setup on the 58 Paramount works fine for what ever reason. Wonder if the Schwinn post is a bit bigger or different in some way that makes it work better, may have to inspect.

Where's the beeswax at?

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