whisky seatpost instructions

WHISKY SEATPOST INSTRUCTIONS
Thanks for buying a Whisky Parts Co. product. Whisky makes parts that are
designed to keep on delivering, ride after ride, year in and year out.
WARNING: Cycling can be dangerous. Bicycle products should be
installed and serviced by a professional mechanic. Never modify your
bicycle or accessories. Read and follow all product instructions and
warnings including information on the manufacturer’s website. Inspect
your bicycle before every ride. Always wear a helmet.
Seatpost Installation
Saddle Installation
1. Make sure that the inside of the frameset’s seat tube is dry, and free
from any dirt, burrs or grease.
For two-bolt saddle clamps: (figure 1)
NOTE: Do not use grease on your carbon seatpost as grease can cause
damage to the carbon fiber.
Additional safety info can be found at: whiskyparts.com/safety
2. Apply appropriate assembly compound to the seatpost:
• For carbon posts apply carbon assembly paste
• For aluminum posts apply grease.
Intended Use & Compatibility
3. Insert the seatpost into the frame and lightly tighten the seatpost
clamp to hold the post in place while installing the saddle.
This is a set of conditions for operation of a bicycle that
includes Condition 1 and Condition 2 as well as rough trails,
rough unpaved roads, and rough terrain and unimproved
trails that require technical skills. Jumps and drops are
intended to be less than 61mm [24").
NOTE: The seatpost should be oriented with the MIN. INSERTION and
HEIGHT GRADATION graphics on the back of the post.
NOTE: Before sitting on the bicycle to check for proper seatpost height,
tighten the seatpost bolt clamp on the frame to secure the seat in
place. If it is not tight enough, it may cause the seatpost to slide down
and scratch or gouge the surface which could cause damage and make
the seatpost unsafe to use.
Please see whiskyparts.com/safety for complete list of use
conditions.
Whisky Seatposts are available in 27.2, 30.9, and 31.6mm diameters, with
straight and offset seat clamps.
Tools Required
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Assembly paste or grease
Hex wrenches: 4mm, 5mm to match size of seat clamp fastener
Properly calibrated torque wrench that measures in Nm
SEATPOST DIAMETER IS CRITICAL. The diameter of the new post must
precisely match the diameter of the frameset’s seat tube. Using the
incorrect size seatpost could damage the seatpost or your bicycle frame.
If the seat tube diameter is not printed at the base of the current seatpost,
measure the post diameter or seat tube diameter with a pair of calipers.
If you are not sure of the right size, consult your local bike shop.
4. Once the desired height is achieved, tighten seatpost clamp bolt on
the frame or the seatpost clamp. This torque value should be the
lowest specified torque value for your frame, seat clamp or seatpost.
WARNING: Do not use quick release type seat clamps with
your Whisky carbon seatpost. Use only standard seat clamps
with a threaded bolt.
WARNING: Make sure that the post is not ridden above the
minimum insertion line near the bottom of the seatpost as this
could cause the seatpost to fail.
WARNING: Never put a scratch in a carbon seatpost to mark it!
Doing so can ruin the seatpost and cause it to break. Instead mark
your seat height by wrapping a piece of electrical tape around it right
at the frame or by painting a line on it.
WARNING: Overtightening the seatpost clamp on the frame can
ruin the seatpost and even damage the frame. Tighten the seatpost to
the recommended torque spec for the frame, seat clamp, or seatpost,
whichever is less.
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1. Make sure that the post is installed above the minimum insertion line
at the bottom of the seatpost.
2. Loosen the 5mm bolts below the front and rear of the saddle rail clamp
enough to get a saddle rail between the top and bottom clamps on one
side of the assembly.
3. Move the saddle rail inward enough to make room for the other rail
to get between the top and bottom clamps on the other side.
4. Position the rails in the saddle rail clamp grooves and begin to tighten
the front and rear bolt so that tilt adjustments can begin to be made.
Tightening or loosening saddle rail clamp bolts will allow for tilt
adjustments. Make your fore and aft adjustments. When the desired
fore and aft adjustments and saddle angle are achieved, tighten both
saddle rail clamp bolts. Do not exceed the max. torque setting printed
on the saddle clamp.
For hidden-bolt saddle clamps: (figure 2)
1. Make sure that the post is not installed above the minimum insertion
line near the bottom of the seatpost.
2. Loosen both the adjustment wheel at the top of the saddle rail clamp
and the 5mm bolt below the saddle rail clamp enough to get a saddle
rail between the top and bottom clamps on one side of the assembly.
3. Move the rail inward enough to make room for the other rail to get
between the top and bottom clamps on the other side.
4. Position the rails in the saddle rail clamp grooves and begin to tighten
the adjustment wheel and the rearward bolt so that tilt adjustments
can begin to be made. Rotating the wheel and tightening or loosening
rear bottom bolt will allow for tilt adjustments. Make your fore and aft
adjustments. When the desired fore and aft adjustments and saddle
angle are achieved, tighten the rearward bottom 5mm bolt. Do not
exceed the max. torque setting printed on the saddle clamp.
WARNING: Before making final adjustments to the saddle position,
tighten the saddle rail clamp to torque setting printed on the seatpost
head and frame to the seatpost clamp or frame manufacturer’s
recommended torque setting. Mounting the bicycle with a loose
seatpost or saddle could result in injury or cosmetic or structural
damage to the components.
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WHISKY SEATPOST INSTRUCTIONS
A Word About Torque Spec
Limited Warranty
Torque spec is only a portion of the overall act of securing the seatpost.
Torque is rotational effort applied to a piece of securing hardware.
This value loosely corresponds to the actual tightening force being
applied to the post. Things like frame material, seat collar type, hardware
size, and seat tube reliefs can have a profound effect on the actual force
(PSI) being applied to post. We recommend you apply the least amount
of force necessary to secure the seatpost in your frame. Excessive PSI can
lead to carbon fracture and immediate or eventual fracture of your post.
Whisky Parts Co. warrants this part against manufacturing defects in
materials, craftsmanship and design for a period of five years from the
date of purchase for only the original owner with accompanying proof
of purchase.
Ongoing Maintenance
WARNING: Improper installation of bolts may lead to product
failure, causing serious injury. Do not exceed specified torque values.
Periodically inspect bolts and retighten if required.
WARNING: Inspect your seatpost before every ride. Never ride a bent,
broken, or loose saddle or seatpost. A seatpost that is creaking may
be damaged and should not be ridden. Do not forcefully tighten or
overtighten the saddle clamp bolts as this may damage the seatpost
or bolt resulting in product failure or serious injury while riding. If any
of these issues occur, stop riding the bicycle and take it to a bicycle
mechanic for inspection.
Carbon Care
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Seatposts that have been involved in a crash or show signs of damage
such as cracks, chips, loose fibers, or fatigue marks should be taken out
of use immediately and inspected by a qualified expert to ensure they’re
still safe. If evidence of damage is found, the component should be
replaced or repaired
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Clean with light soap and water. Dry with a rag
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If your rag snags on something, it could be a sign of damage.
Also, carefully listen for uncommon sounds when riding, such as
creaking, cracking, or popping, which could mean there’s a problem.
If you’re not sure, don’t take chances. Visit your bicycle shop and ask
an expert to take a look
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Avoid exposing your bicycle and components to high temperatures
such as leaving them inside a parked car in the sun or storing them
next to heat sources or radiators. Excessive heat can deteriorate the
adhesive which joins the seatpost parts
This warranty applies to and covers only Whisky Parts Co. branded product.
TO THE EXTENT NOT PROHIBITED BY LAW, THESE WARRANTIES
ARE EXCLUSIVE AND THERE ARE NO OTHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED
WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS INCLUDING WARRANTIES OR
CONDITIONS OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR
A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.
Warranty Exclusions:
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Damage due to improper installation or follow-up maintenance or lack
of skill, competence or experience of the user or assembler
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Products that have been modified, neglected, used in competition
or for commercial purposes, misused or abused, involved in accidents
or anything other than normal use
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Installation of components, parts, or accessories not originally
intended for or compatible with Whisky Parts Co. products
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Damage or deterioration to the surface finish, aesthetics, or appearance
of the product including but not limited to paint damage
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Normal wear and tear
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Labor required to remove and/or refit and re-adjust the product within
the bicycle assembly
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Damage to carbon fiber caused by any carbon assembly paste
This limited warranty is expressly limited to the repair or replacement
of a defective product, at the option of Whisky Parts Co. and is the sole
remedy of the warranty. This limited warranty applies only to the original
purchaser of the product and is not transferrable. This warranty applies
only to products purchased through an authorized dealer or distributor.
In no event shall Whisky Parts Co. be liable for any loss, inconvenience
or damage, whether direct, incidental, consequential, or otherwise
resulting from breach of any express or implied warranty or condition,
of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, or otherwise with
respect to Whisky Parts Co. products except as set forth herein. This
warranty gives the consumer specific legal rights, and those rights and
other rights may vary from place to place. This warranty does not affect
your statutory rights. Whisky Parts Co. products are warranted against
manufacturing defects in materials and workmanship from the date of
retail purchase of the product, subject to the limitations detailed above.
Submitting a Claim
Claims can be made anywhere Whisky Parts Co. products are sold.
When in doubt, contact your local shop. Please provide details about
what happened including but not limited to other components used
in conjunction with the alleged defective Whisky part. Proof of purchase
is required before a warranty claim is processed. Failure to register will
not affect consumer rights under the limited warranty stated above,
so long as the consumer can show in a reasonable manner proof of original
ownership and the date the Whisky Parts Co. product was purchased.
If you have any questions contact warranty@whiskyparts.com
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