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PostPosted: Tue Apr 24, 2018 10:54 am 
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I've recently dug an old saddle and seatpost out of the garage.

As you can see the bolts have seen better days and whilst cutting them off is no problem I don't think its going to be easy to unscrew them from the rest of the clamp assembly.

Is it possible to buy the little clamps etc anywhere? Apologies. Returning to MTB after a 400 year absence.

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 24, 2018 1:01 pm 
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Hi, i know you can still get the SX clamp kits, but not sure if they will fit on these posts!? Someone was selling a kit on here a bit ago, not sure if its still for sale, if you use the search you should find it

Mark


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 24, 2018 1:23 pm 
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You might be surprised how easily they come out, especially if you blast them with something like GT85 and leave them overnight. I certainly wouldn't be cutting them yet.


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 24, 2018 1:26 pm 
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PlusGas will penetrate far better than WD40 or similar - it's specifically intended for dismantling. Give it a couple of doses over a couple of days. Use your best allen key and ensure it's well seated. If you really want to maximise your chances, pour boiling water over it before undoing - the heat will shock open any stuck bits.


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 24, 2018 3:22 pm 
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I will give it a whirl gang. Thanks. If it doesnt work i'll be back to look for the kit! Wish me luck.


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 24, 2018 3:30 pm 
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Good luck :D :D :D :D


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 24, 2018 3:47 pm 
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Hi,

would you be interested in selling it as it is?

Barry


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 24, 2018 6:49 pm 
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You'll get the bolts out of the clamp easy.

Some great advice above. If that fails then cut them as close to the head as you can, put the clamps in a vice with soft jaws and grab the shank of the bolt with moleys.

If that fails, then SJS cycles sell the SX clamp kit - I got one a couple of weeks back.

https://www.sjscycles.co.uk/seat-posts/ ... clamp-kit/


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 24, 2018 8:44 pm 
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thank you all!


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 27, 2018 9:44 pm 
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I have lots of spares if you are interested?


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