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Old 05-22-06, 07:48 AM   #1
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Seat post corrosion issue

Whats up, I have a 2 year old steel bike(with an alum seat post) and was adjusting the seat, I found it hard to move and when i finaly removed it i found alot of corrosion. I am an auto mechanic (german cars) so I am aware of dissimilar metal corrosion. My question is what is the best thing to do? Clean post and seat tube and use anit-sease paste? thanks in advance for the advice. I know my spelling is very poor.
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Old 05-22-06, 08:35 AM   #2
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Pull Seat post.
Coat tube with grease (use old toothbrush)
Re-insert seatpost.
Works everytime.

Enjoy
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Pull Seat post.
Coat tube with grease (use old toothbrush)
Re-insert seatpost.
Works everytime.

Enjoy
Two more things.

1. Clean off the loose corrosion before doing steps 2 through 4 above.

2. Repeat the above at least once a year.
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Two more things.

1. Clean off the loose corrosion before doing steps 2 through 4 above.

2. Repeat the above at least once a year.
+1

This is standard bike maintenance. A frozen seat post is a common occurence and can sometimes be unrepairable.

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