Looking for a bit of advice......
I have two retro frames. One a 92 Kona Fire Mountain that I can't seem to find forks for and a 95 Marin Muirwoods.
I'd love to get the Kona going but can't justify spending £75 on a pair of new forks for it and 1 inch steerer forks appear as rare a rocking horse ****.
So I figured I'd try and sort the muirwoods out. Problem is both the bottom braket and also the seatpost are stuck solid. Many people would have scrapped it but its annoyed me enough that I don't want to be defeated.
I have some (2kg) of caustic soda. If I lobbed some down the seat tube does anyone reckon it might help free the bottom bracket which is steel. I didn't know if it would eat any rust?
The seat has been cut off by the previous owner who also killed the splines on the cartridge bottom bracket.
If not i might drill some holes and try a drift or failing that get my blow torch onto it.
Once I've melted it I will then take it to the scrappy
Any advice would be brilliant