- Step 1 – Line up the inner plates. Remove the spindle and side plates. Take one of the inner side plates, place it against the clamp and put it on the rail.
- Step 3 – Hand tighten the hardware. Install the outer plates and spindle.
- Step 4 – Attach to the seat post. Attach the seat and clamp to the post.
How do you attach a saddle to a seat post?
Install the Bike Seatpost
- Measure the Seatpost. Before you remove the seat post, mark where the seat post meets the bike frame.
- Loosen the Post Clamp.
- Remove the Seatpost.
- Make Sure the Seatpost Fits.
- Adjust the Seatpost.
- Attach the Saddle onto the Seatpost.
- Position the Saddle.
- Getting a New Seatpost.
Can you replace seat post clamp?
Check and replace the seatpost clamp If you have a bolt-on clamp that’s not holding, the bolt or clamp assembly may be stripped or cracked. Replacements can be found from around $8 to $25, depending on the quality.
How do you secure a quick release bike seat?
To secure the seatpost, you replace the current quick release clamp with the pinhead seatpost/saddle lock. To secure the saddle, you clamp the same Pinhead lock to the top of your seatpost where it blocks access to the normal hex key you’d need to loosen to get the saddle off.
How do you measure a bike seat clamp?
Note: The seat clamp diameter needs to match the diameter of your seat tube rather than your seatpost, which is a little smaller. For example, a 27.2mm seatpost (a size commonly found on road bikes) fits inside a 28.6mm diameter seat tube, so it’s a 28.6mm clamp you need.
Why does my bike seat keep moving side to side?
A seat that swivels back and forth or that moves up and down probably has a loose stem. Bikes have one of two connections at the intersection of the stem and frame. Newer styles may have a lever on the body that holds the stem in place. Some models will have a nut and screw connection.
How does a seat post clamp work?
The seat post clamp goes around the top of the tube. When the clamp bolt is tightened, the frame material flexes slightly (the slot allows this flex to occur) and tightens against the seat post. This, of course, is what holds your post in place.
Are all bike seat rails the same?
The width between these two rails is known as the saddle rail width. It’s also sometimes called saddle rail spacing or saddle base width. In either case, they all measure the same thing, the distance between the two rails. The standard saddle rail width is 44mm.