bolting the tool to the BB and putting a pipe over the wrench for added leverage has NEVER failed me. Aluminum galled to Ti, Steel to Steel I've never had an issue. Coca Cola has never failed me in getting a seat post out either.
But higher quality sub 30 lb 24" bikes were few and far between. Most were budget spec $2349-300 Tourney thumb shifter spec with Steel chainring cranks., Taiwan brakes and levers, all black heavy rubber
SeeingisBelievingGTMuseum (aka gm1230126)
1995 GT Zaskar 24" Wheel
Tons more pictures at the link. Unique for it's time. Back in 1995 when Shimano was sponsoring a series of youth races at all the...