Anyway, no time to waste. I often take years building a bike but I need to be a bit quicker with this one.
So with a heavy heart I take on the seatpost. Slammed all the way down with a seat clamp with no bolt on screams "rusted solid" to most Retrobikers.
I never understand why people cut the top off a seatpost. Just makes it harder to remove I think.
I have this lovely locking adjustable spanner - so useful. The locking function makes sure the spanner grips really tightly (same as mole grips) and doesn't slip.
Seems difficult to start with but it does start moving with some force applied.
And it's out!!!!
Might be able to re-use it but its a cheap and nasty one so i will look out for a bargain new one just in case.
Top of seat tube isn't mangled either.
Next..... the BB.
If you don't have one of these tools, buy one. It's a standard Park tools BB tool but screwed into the BB axle is a little Pedros tool which clamps the tool into the splines on the BB. Makes sure it WILL NOT slip and wreck the BB or your knuckles. It's only £10 or so but has paid for itself time and time again. One of my favourite tools
So here we go....
And it's out!!
And weighed.... Just the bare frame. Well it's on the chunky side of sturdy I suppose..... ;-D
BB threads are really clean! This bike was put together well and most importantly KEPT IN THE DRY so the bits I have taken out came out relatively easy. I think I've paid my dues over the years with rusted bits so its nice to have an easy one for a change.
Next step..... off to the powder coaters!!