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PostPosted: Wed Apr 24, 2013 10:02 am 
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NeilM wrote:
It's only a cap head, you should be able to pick one up at any nut'n'bolt place.

If you take the two bits with you, they will be able to identify the thread size.

And just think, after you have got the bolt, you can have all the fun and games of reinstalling that devils torture device of a seat clamp... oh joy!



Hahaha!

Ok I think I will do that but will pass on the fun and games
Going to get rid of that seatpost so it'll be on the sale section soon.
I can't understand , the older use design was crap but far better than the newer !
Talk about retrogression


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 24, 2013 11:05 am 
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Received a phone call from USE this morning, exactly how the guy yesterday said so.
Very good customer service.
It cost me £7 but they're sending out a new bolt!

Pleased!

I cheekily asked for some stickers too!!


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 24, 2013 12:50 pm 
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Would've cost about 20p from a bolt stockist......


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 24, 2013 2:46 pm 
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I cut mine down to road bike length. Way too scary for mountain bikes.


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 24, 2013 8:44 pm 
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£ 7 for a bolt - what is so psecoial about it? Is it Ti (which is not as strong as Steel).

Cap head bolts are available in 12.9 T (usually steel bolts are 8.8T - the bigger numebr indicates higher tensile strengh) - since you haver snapped one already, I would suggest going for the 12.9.


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 24, 2013 8:56 pm 
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Knowing USE I suspect most of the cost was P&P.


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 24, 2013 11:51 pm 
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Not a good design. Seems you might have been lucky though! : viewtopic.php?f=1&t=33231


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 25, 2013 12:21 am 
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It wasn't just the bolt they are sending, I think it is one part of the clamp (which comes in three parts) and the bolt is only available with this spare.


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 25, 2013 10:48 pm 
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Yep, 1 part of the Cyclops seatclamp arrived with brand new bolt!
yay!
Fitted it, took me about 1/2 hour fiddling swearing and cursing.

so now want rid - swap or sell (swap for another make Ti seatpost)


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