guy debord wrote:
Thanks ishaw, I think you're right, I reckon the two aluminium halves of the clamp have worn so it's for the bin. Thanks to another post on the mighty retrobike I found this for £4.99:http://www.jejamescycles.co.uk/orange-b ... 47677.html
which in 30mm should fit with the shim removed from the frame (according to the Orange website) it's not original and it doesn't match the stem but at least I won't be hammering at the saddle with my fist every 5 minutes.
The original design was a bit poor, but it did survive 18 years of riding.
Same problem on my C16R, and also my X1, purchased the ones from jejamescycles and they are perfect, no need for a shim which means that the post feels very solid within the frame
Great solution, great price and with the Orange Logo looks the part too
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