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    Seat post problem.

    I just bought a used bike last week and everything is great except for the seat is the most uncomfortable, ugly thing in the world. I bought the bike with plans to switch it out for something better fitted to me, and when I went to do so I found that the bolt which attaches the saddle to the post had been stripped... Fine, get a new post as well, I thought. Then when I went to take out the post, I found that there was no way no how for me to pull that sucker out of the frame! I'm by no means weak, and I even tried a two man prying job with a friend. I've sprayed it with WD-40 and still no luck. Any other thoughts on getting that seat and/or post off?

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    When in doubt about anything cycling related, Sheldon Brown often has worthy advice.

    http://www.sheldonbrown.com/stuck-seatposts.html

    Good luck!
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    People do not seem to realize that their opinion of the world is also a confession of character.
    - Ralph Waldo Emerson

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    If it is an aluminum post in a steel frame use ammonia instead of WD40. works wonders.

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