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Old 10-30-05, 07:45 PM   #1
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Quick Release Seat Post

I'm using my old Peugeot 10 speed as a trainer. The saddle height is adjusted via a bolt and nut through what is essentially the back end of the top tube that encloses the seat post. Since my wife and I both want to use the trainer, I'd like to come up with a quick release/easy way for us to release/lock the seat post instead of having to use a pliers each time.

Any suggestions are welcome. I've attached a pix of the current arrangment.

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Old 10-30-05, 07:53 PM   #2
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Get a seatpost QR, like this one

Hope this helps

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It may be possible to replace that nasty bolt with a QR.Would help to have a bunch of them to experiment with.
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Well, the current bolt certainly shows the results of using pliers, not a proper fitting wrench. I hope the rest of the bike doesn't look like that.
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Well, the current bolt certainly shows the results of using pliers, not a proper fitting wrench. I hope the rest of the bike doesn't look like that.
Actually I beat that bolt up pretty good loosening it. I got this bike when I was in high school; I graduated in 1971! Yeah, it's had a few turns on it. The rest of the bike is in great shape. I have only replaced the rear derailleur and the chain. I am real happy to put it on the trainer as I couldn't just get rid of it!

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That looks interesting! Thanks for the lead. I'll check it out.

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OMG. Thank god you don't have a vice grip.
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