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 Post subject: Seat Post Stuck
PostPosted: Tue May 03, 2011 10:39 am 
Dirt Disciple
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Good day to you all.....

I'm having a bit of a nightmare with my seatpost @ the moment, the top of the seat post has become loose so the seat swivels, this issue has been magnified now that it seems the seat post is stuck in the frame.
I adjusted the height of it about 6 months ago so it cant be that ceased but it is not moving for love not money (not rubber mallet)
I have squirted some penetrating oil into it and left if for 48hrs or so but it is not budging...
My next step would probably be drilling through the seat post, shoving something metal through it for leverage...

Any suggestions would be great, the bike @ the moment is un-ridable, I hope someone on here might of come up against the same issue and has a solution.

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Any help would be greatly appreciated!

Tommeh.


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PostPosted: Tue May 03, 2011 10:57 am 
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Have you tried a plumber wrench?

If you manage to get it out, don't forget to apply anti-seizing compound.


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PostPosted: Tue May 03, 2011 4:37 pm 
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Do a search on this site, there are plenty of threads on the subject with increasingly drastic measures.

I'd strip the bike, give it plenty of doses of 'Plus Gas' down the seat tube from inside the bottom bracket shell for a week, then finally put the seatpost into a bench vice and twist the frame to break the bond.


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PostPosted: Tue May 03, 2011 8:13 pm 
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This should help......

http://www.sheldonbrown.com/stuck-seatposts.html


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PostPosted: Wed May 04, 2011 11:43 am 
King of the Skip Monkeys
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Wurth Rost Off works very well.

Helped me get a 30 year stuck seatpost out last month.


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PostPosted: Wed May 04, 2011 1:26 pm 
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Was that on the Norman Fay? You must be overjoyed!


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PostPosted: Wed May 04, 2011 2:40 pm 
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hamster wrote:
Was that on the Norman Fay? You must be overjoyed!


damn right!

had a near NOS 27.2 Campagnolo post to put back in.

we killed the old post though.

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PostPosted: Wed May 04, 2011 4:21 pm 
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I'm just horrified about all that rusty gunge coming out of the headset and down the stem. Had it spent a week at the bottom of the canal? :shock:


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hamster wrote:
I'm just horrified about all that rusty gunge coming out of the headset and down the stem. Had it spent a week at the bottom of the canal? :shock:


a few years in a garden.


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PostPosted: Fri May 06, 2011 10:28 am 
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Success!!! Thanks for the suggestions. A weeks worth of carefully applied GT85 and some serious persuasion!
All I need to do now is to find a nice old skool 26.4 seat post!


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