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PostPosted: Mon Mar 21, 2011 9:16 pm 
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Got a aluminum Klein frame with a seatpost stuck, tried eveything, last resort is to have it drilled out, does anybody know where i could get this done in the Worthing area?


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 22, 2011 7:04 pm 
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not exactly local to me but Enigma in Eastbourne will machine the seatpost out for me, anyone else used these guys before?


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 22, 2011 9:52 pm 
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used to be called Omega .

Mark is a nice guy .

they repaired Sylvain ibis ti .


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 23, 2011 12:26 am 
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Can't your LBS use a reamer to ream it into oblivion? Or at least close to, and then you could peel it out.

I can't quite picture an aluminium post that can't be sawn out of an aluminium frame. :?


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 23, 2011 8:05 pm 
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Anthony wrote:
Can't your LBS use a reamer to ream it into oblivion? Or at least close to, and then you could peel it out.

I can't quite picture an aluminium post that can't be sawn out of an aluminium frame. :?


spoke to 1 of my LBS's and the mechanic had sold his reamer a while back :(

heres a picture for you, its abit of a mess.


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 23, 2011 9:45 pm 
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Is it just the photo or is the seat tube/seatstay bit horribly bubbled?


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 23, 2011 9:57 pm 
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rosstheboss wrote:
Is it just the photo or is the seat tube/seatstay bit horribly bubbled?


The paint has badly oxidised in some places, its getting a full respray if i can get the seatpost out.

Its a 1993 Attitude, hence worth saving as its pretty good apart from the post and paint.


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 24, 2011 8:21 pm 
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It is a bit of a mess, with nothing left to get hold of. Even so, it does look as though you've got a bit of a gap between post and tube to get some PlusGas down. PlusGas can work some surprising miracles if given several weeks to insinuate itself.


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PostPosted: Mon May 23, 2011 5:57 pm 
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have you tried cutting down with a hacksaw blade? depending on how much post is in the frame, you could maybe cut it into sections then tap each one loose


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PostPosted: Mon May 23, 2011 11:59 pm 
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bluedazzler wrote:
have you tried cutting down with a hacksaw blade? depending on how much post is in the frame, you could maybe cut it into sections then tap each one loose


yeah i tried that, the previous owner had already started to cut down the inside, soon as it got the corrosion the section of seatpost broke off.

Its at Enigma bikes as we speak being worked on....


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