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 Post subject: Help Stuck seatpost.
PostPosted: Sun Aug 13, 2006 9:56 pm 
Old School Hero
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Got a Fat Ti and the ringle moby post is stuck solid. Any suggestions on how to get it out.

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 13, 2006 10:03 pm 
Mr Darcy
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saw post above frame leaving a couple of inches to pull on. Saw/file along length remaining in frame until it splits.
hey, dont risk the frame!!


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 13, 2006 11:22 pm 
B.o.T.M. Winner / Feature Bike
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or use caustic soda. take BB out and pour caustic soda solution through BB hole into seat tube. It'll eat through the ali not the Ti. Or do the same with WD40 or coke (really! Remember the school experiment with a tooth and a glass of coke) and leave overnight for a more gentle approach!


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 13, 2006 11:24 pm 
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yeah,soda or coke will work but you need to seal the seatpost lol :)


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 13, 2006 11:26 pm 
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smooth! bit more subtle than mine pete


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 Post subject: stuck seatpost
PostPosted: Mon Aug 14, 2006 10:53 am 
Old School Hero
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Thanks for the replies. I'm fairly sure that the bottom bracket is sealed but I'll be taking the bb out and checking anyway. As the post is a Moby post it's completly hollow so I should be able to pour coke in from the top then leave it overnight.


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 14, 2006 2:14 pm 
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what era FAT ti? if its mass built then above is no problem. if its saratoga built massively advise against caustic/ coke as theres a bonded in alu shim in the seattube (this is now commonplace on most decent ti frames, seven use a carbon shim)


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 14, 2006 6:32 pm 
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framebuilder will do it for around £50 notes.


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 14, 2006 7:03 pm 
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Advice on removing a stuck seatpost can be found on Sheldon Brown


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 14, 2006 7:28 pm 
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John wrote:
framebuilder will do it for around £50 notes.


f'kin ell its only an hours work with a dremel!


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