Dropper post in work stand?

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Dropper post in work stand?

Postby lee woodhams » Thu Sep 19, 2013 21:00 pm

Hiya.

Those with a dropper post, be it Giant, Rock shox, Fox etc, do you put them in a work stand like a normal seat post?

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Re: Dropper post in work stand?

Postby Shackster » Thu Sep 19, 2013 21:20 pm

No. I clamp mine as lightly as possible on the top tube. Not supposed to clamp on the top tube really but less of a potential disaster (if you're careful) than subjecting your expensive seat post to clamping and bending forces.
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Re: Dropper post in work stand?

Postby MajorMantra » Thu Sep 19, 2013 21:22 pm

My recollection is that Rockshox ones are supposed to be clamped by the lower (non moving) section. You won't damage it if you are careful.

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Re: Dropper post in work stand?

Postby pilch » Fri Sep 20, 2013 08:14 am

clamp the nose of your saddle instead
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Re: Dropper post in work stand?

Postby MajorMantra » Fri Sep 20, 2013 09:55 am

If anything that's more likely to damage the post, I don't know if they're designed to be loaded in that direction.

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Re: Dropper post in work stand?

Postby pilch » Fri Sep 20, 2013 10:11 am

MajorMantra wrote:If anything that's more likely to damage the post, I don't know if they're designed to be loaded in that direction.


Perhaps, doesn't seem to have had any adverse effects on the gravity dropper and KS posts on my bikes... I always work on them this way, they are both around 2 years old
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Re: Dropper post in work stand?

Postby Huckfinn » Fri Sep 20, 2013 14:36 pm

SRAM advise unclamping the seat post, raise up until the minimum and then clap the exposed bottom part of the seat post.


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Re: Dropper post in work stand?

Postby cooldad » Fri Sep 20, 2013 17:14 pm

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Re: Dropper post in work stand?

Postby MajorMantra » Fri Sep 20, 2013 17:27 pm

That doesn't work if the dropper's hose runs internally.

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Re: Dropper post in work stand?

Postby *AJ* » Fri Sep 20, 2013 23:58 pm

Just hang the bike on the clamp from the saddle? Just remember it's not held tight when working on the bike.....

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Re: Dropper post in work stand?

Postby felix.london » Sat Sep 21, 2013 07:12 am

Huckfinn wrote:SRAM advise unclamping the seat post, raise up until the minimum and then clap the exposed bottom part of the seat post.


This ^^
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Re: Dropper post in work stand?

Postby Mojo_666 » Sat Sep 21, 2013 19:37 pm

MajorMantra wrote:That doesn't work if the dropper's hose runs internally.


The only downside to the otherwise far superior stealth,

I clamp the dropper bit tbh, if it is strong enough to support my 15st it is strong enough to support the bike hanging from it........right? :p

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Re: Dropper post in work stand?

Postby felix.london » Sun Sep 22, 2013 07:24 am

Not really - when you're on the bike your pushing down on it (what it was designed for) not pulling up on it! I'd just go with SRAM's instructions myself...if I ever get a workstand. Spent yesterday bike building and my back's feeling it this morning
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