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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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    Sheldon
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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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    Quote Originally Posted by HillRider
    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.

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

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