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PostPosted: Wed Aug 17, 2011 11:41 am 
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Well a few months on and i get a call from Enigma saying they have given up with the frame, abit disapointed so they ask if i want it back, "of course i do" original price was going to £75 but they say £30 will be ok....

Frame comes back a few days later (see 1st pic) and my bank statement says £55 :evil:

Adjustable reamer bought of Ebay (£24) and 4 hours of work and its out (see 2nd pic) abit of hassle and some corrosion inside, but it wiil ride again.

Personally i wouldn't use Enigma again, never returned calls, overcharged, and most importantly never gave it a good go.

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 17, 2011 1:48 pm 
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Good work! I wonder if that would work on my Kona with stuck post?


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 17, 2011 11:32 pm 
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bryan555 wrote:
Good work! I wonder if that would work on my Kona with stuck post?


This was last resort for me, tried plusgas, slide hammer, cutting a hole in the exposed seatpost to make a tommy bar, hacksawed down inside the seatpost, last option was the reamer!


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 18, 2011 11:27 am 
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bryan555 wrote:
Good work! I wonder if that would work on my Kona with stuck post?

I cut a stuck post out of my 94 Explosif with much less difficulty than I expected - I assume that thesneaker's problem here was that the post was broken off within the seat tube, which would make it more difficult.

Why don't you show us the problem?


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 18, 2011 3:02 pm 
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It's my commuter:

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The post is stuck, but I haven't tried very hard as it's not too far off being the right height :oops: :lol:


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 19, 2011 10:38 am 
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Well you obviously haven't tried very hard with that one Bryan, you haven't even broken the saddle and the seatpost clamp yet!


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Anthony wrote:
Well you obviously haven't tried very hard with that one Bryan, you haven't even broken the saddle and the seatpost clamp yet!


Apparently he already tried the 'Paddington Hard Stare'.


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