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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.
    Dave

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

    Enjoy

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    Quote Originally Posted by powers2b
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by HillRider
    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.

    Bob

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