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i wasted about 6 hours over the last 3 years trying to remove the seatpost using every single method known to man. i saved the hacksaw blade method til last. now i kinda wish now that i started the hacksaw method:p

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Another use for Coke

Well FWIW, I found a Schwinn with a stuck post a while ago. Lots of penetrating lube and a large vise wouldn't make it more than creak.......but stay put.

Finally took out the BB, turned the frame upside down, poured a can of coke in the seattube.

Next day it came free without any coercion.........but the surface of the post was very ugly.
 

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"2 hours, a sore back, and tired arms but it's out!"

I thought this post was gonna be about an afternoon with Rumpfy or something.
 

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Fillet-brazed said:
"2 hours, a sore back, and tired arms but it's out!"

I thought this post was gonna be about an afternoon with Rumpfy or something.
whatever :rolleyes: we all know it's you two that are joined at the hip. don't make me pull out the photo. yeah, you know which photo i'm talkin bout :nono:
 

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whatever :rolleyes: we all know it's you two that are joined at the hip. don't make me pull out the photo. yeah, you know which photo i'm talkin bout :nono:
How the hell did I get dragged into this?! :incazzato:
 

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hmmm

"2 hours, a sore back, and tired arms but it's out!"

I thought you were talking about Cealis®

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i'm dealing with a rough one now myself. aluminum post. steel frame. did you really try every method? the hot and cold? the ammonia in the bottom bracket? seat post in a vise and twist the frame?

...i'm really hoping to not have to use the hacksaw.
 

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weps said:
i'm dealing with a rough one now myself. aluminum post. steel frame. did you really try every method? the hot and cold? the ammonia in the bottom bracket? seat post in a vise and twist the frame?

...i'm really hoping to not have to use the hacksaw.
i didn't soak it with every household thing on the market but i did fill the entire seat tube from bottom bracket with 4 different penetrating oils for THREE years. yeah, seriously. i had this thing soaking for 3 years off and on. i tried a vice, i tried putting a road stem around the post and a breaker bar on the road stem for leverage (very good method), and i drilled a hole in the post and stuck a hardened steel rod thourh it for leverage. nothing worked. in the end the post couldn't take it anymore and just broke. and believe me it takes a lot of break a Suntour post. the hacksay method was actually quite easy. 2 hours on 2 different days and it was out. quick and simple. like i said, i wish i started with that method.
 

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Veloculture said:
i didn't soak it with every household thing on the market but i did fill the entire seat tube from bottom bracket with 4 different penetrating oils for THREE years. yeah, seriously. i had this thing soaking for 3 years off and on. i tried a vice, i tried putting a road stem around the post and a breaker bar on the road stem for leverage (very good method), and i drilled a hole in the post and stuck a hardened steel rod thourh it for leverage. nothing worked. in the end the post couldn't take it anymore and just broke. and believe me it takes a lot of break a Suntour post. the hacksay method was actually quite easy. 2 hours on 2 different days and it was out. quick and simple. like i said, i wish i started with that method.

I am missing how a hack saw can cut the post without destroying the frame from the pics you posted.........fill me in please!!!
 

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I am missing how a hack saw can cut the post without destroying the frame from the pics you posted.........fill me in please!!!
well, you are holding just the hacksaw blade with your hand so you dont get much force on it. you can cut the aluminum seatpost but once you hit the steel it will just glide across it like a pen moving across a piece of glass. i got lazy though. once i was about 85% through the post i just stick a vice grip on the smaller piece and twisted it until the part broke free. aint nothin to it. never touched the frame once with the blade. then you need to hone out the frame to remove the left over crap.

here is a good write up on your choices:
http://sheldonbrown.com/stuck-seatposts.html
 

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Veloculture said:
well, you are holding just the hacksaw blade with your hand so you dont get much force on it. you can cut the aluminum seatpost but once you hit the steel it will just glide across it like a pen moving across a piece of glass. i got lazy though. once i was about 85% through the post i just stick a vice grip on the smaller piece and twisted it until the part broke free. aint nothin to it. never touched the frame once with the blade. then you need to hone out the frame to remove the left over crap.

here is a good write up on your choices:
http://sheldonbrown.com/stuck-seatposts.html

That's a good method and one I've used many times on various parts - like bb cups with the flats mangled. A nice new sharp blade greatly helps.
 
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