So, my latest project ended suddenly when I found my seatpost was stuck in the frame. The odd thing was that this seatpost was just an aluminum tube without a seat clamp/attachment at the top. The seat and seat clamp just kind of sat/wedged into this aluminum tube which was jammed down the steel seat tube. Very odd. Anyways, This aluminum tube was stuck even after removing the seat tube bolt. There was about 1 1/2 inches sticking up from the seat tube which leaves about 7-8 inches actually stuck into the frame. I tried dripping a whole bottle of ammonia and a used a whole can of liquid wrench on it to no real avail. The night before I was about to take it into the LBS to ask for help.... my dad decides he will help me and started chiseling away at it...... so now it looks like that.
I am gonna toss the frame (I really would hate to because these touring types are VERY hard if not impossible to come by around here) but wanted to know if there is any hope to saving it. My ideal/dream bike would be a Miyata 610/1000 but good luck to me finding one... even on ebay. I figured it wouldn't hurt... so what the hell... I posted it here. Thanks in advance.