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Old March 14th 08, 04:12 PM posted to rec.sport.unicycling
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Here is the thread about CF bases. The conversation has been around 3 or
4 threads and there is a lot to say about CF bases.

Discuss!


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Old March 14th 08, 04:53 PM posted to rec.sport.unicycling
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I'm getting my Cf base next week and I've got a question.

Do you but a little rubber piece or something soft on the bolts so the
metal doesn't touch directly the CF?


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Old March 14th 08, 04:56 PM posted to rec.sport.unicycling
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Emile.m wrote:
I'm getting my Cf base next week and I've got a question.

Do you but a little rubber piece or something soft on the bolts so the
metal doesn't touch directly the CF?




I have always heard that that is a good thing.

I'm going to do that next time I take apart my seat.


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Old March 14th 08, 05:50 PM posted to rec.sport.unicycling
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Emile.m wrote:

Do you but a little rubber piece or something soft on the bolts so the
metal doesn't touch directly the CF?



It helps stop the base snapping from what i've seen.


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Old March 14th 08, 05:53 PM posted to rec.sport.unicycling
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Emile.m wrote:
I'm getting my Cf base next week and I've got a question.

Do you but a little rubber piece or something soft on the bolts so the
metal doesn't touch directly the CF?



You put the rubber between the seatpost and the base so the edges don't
dig in. I used three layers of tube on mine though you can probably get
away with two.


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Old March 14th 08, 06:11 PM posted to rec.sport.unicycling
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Brian O. wrote:
You put the rubber between the seatpost and the base so the edges don't
dig in. I used three layers of tube on mine though you can probably get
away with two.




Yeah, I know that you need to put rubber between the seat post and the
base but did anybody ever put rubber between the scew and the base and
the nuts and the base?


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Old March 14th 08, 06:26 PM posted to rec.sport.unicycling
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Emile.m wrote:
Yeah, I know that you need to put rubber between the seat post and the
base but did anybody ever put rubber between the scew and the base and
the nuts and the base?



You probably could, I'm using the metal stiffener plate from a plastic
saddle on my UDC CF base.


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Old March 14th 08, 06:27 PM posted to rec.sport.unicycling
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Emile.m wrote:
Yeah, I know that you need to put rubber between the seat post and the
base but did anybody ever put rubber between the scew and the base and
the nuts and the base?



I don't think that would work out very well. Because the square holes
for the carriage bolts are usually tight and just big enough to fit the
bolt in, putting rubber in the hole would probably make it too loose.

And I don't believe you'd need to put rubber between the nuts and the
base because the seat post plate is already between that.


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Old March 14th 08, 06:32 PM posted to rec.sport.unicycling
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I used some plastic form a old notebook to put under my seat...
and they are soo much better than plastic. Much stiffer and better
feel.
I love it.


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Old March 14th 08, 06:56 PM posted to rec.sport.unicycling
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UniDudeDX wrote:
and they are soo much better than plastic. Much stiffer and better
feel.
I love it.



Thats one point that most people aren't aware of before they get one.
Its not just that the base is stronger or lighter - it just feels so
much better and is more responsive.


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