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The post must first be the right diameter. It must also have the amount of setback best suited for you. Last, it should have a 2-bolt clamp that permits fine angle adjustment. I'd never buy a single bolt post. My favorites are the ITM Millenium, Selcof and the FSA K-force. Thomson has a great clamp too, but the setback model is the bent post that some find ugly and it only has 15mm of setback, compared to 20-25mm for most others. The straight-up model is rarely useable on a road bike, unless the frame has a very slack seat tube angle.

As for torque specs, go to www.parktool.com/repair. It sounds like you need help.
 
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