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PostPosted: Fri Jul 19, 2013 10:42 pm 
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So, here’s the thing.

http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewto ... p;t=259976

The seat post issue (see link to previous posts) has not got any better, in fact it’s a whole lot worse. Before you look at these pictures and laugh (or cry) I have tried pretty much everything on the known list within the ‘how to remove seized seats posts manual’.

On Wednesday I turned the bike upside down and stood on the saddle, twisting the frame in an attempt to loosen it. It looked like the post was finally turning as the saddle twisted about 30 degree in each direction.

That was when my saddle snapped off.

Unfortunately, when I checked the line I had drawn down the tube and on to the frame, there had been no movement in the tube itself, it was the top of the saddle post coming loose.

In a fit of rage I hacksawed the bastard off.

Now you can see the true horror. Since committing this stupid angry act, I have purchased a hacksaw with an extended reach, which I’m using to slowly cut through the tube from the inside of the frame, but its not really working.

Is this a total write-off?

If so, I am desperately in need of a 1995 or older bike/frame to ride this year’s Brighton Big Dog.


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 19, 2013 10:50 pm 
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I have a couple of Specialized Stumpjumpers in a similar situation, caustic soda I believe is the only solution!, literally!


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 19, 2013 11:09 pm 
retrobike rider / Gold Trader
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caustic soda will be fine. See kingoffootball who has a YouTube video on how to


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 19, 2013 11:11 pm 
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I have a very cunning tool for situations such as this. I will pop a picture up tomorrow :lol:


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 19, 2013 11:15 pm 
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Caustic soda, spark erosion, adjustable reamer....
Plenty of options.
It went in, it can come out.


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 19, 2013 11:35 pm 
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Good luck mate! But if you need another option...

viewtopic.php?f=2&t=212061

(STILL haven't got round to doing anything with this. price looks a little high now, happy to consider lower price/split)


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 19, 2013 11:43 pm 
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Leave it and ride it


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 20, 2013 3:54 am 
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i like the fit of rage bit :D


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 20, 2013 10:30 am 
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 20, 2013 5:26 pm 
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or this http://forums.mtbr.com/vintage-retro-cl ... 65635.html


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