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    Hey gang!! I'm a newbie from Denver. Carbon seat post issues...

    I have a carbon seat post that needs adjusted, but it won't budge and I don't want to force it. I have completely taken off the fastener at the base of the seatpost at the frame. Any suggestions on a type of lube that works with Carbon? Thanks!

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    I'm assuming you need to lower the seat. Figure out how much you need to lower it, then cut that amount out of the middle of the seat post. Push a broom handle into the seat post to act as a splint, and tape it all together with duct tape.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skilsaw View Post
    "If I ain't handsome, I'm handy." Red Green.
    The quote is "If the women don't find you handsome, they should at least find you handy."

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    Titaniumleg: Just about any lube will work on a carbon post. I'm not sure why you'd have a frozen carbon post. Not a lot of galvanic action can go on there. Have you got a saddle attached to the post? Use it for leverage to get the post out.
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    Normally, you use a special compound with carbon to improve grip. Either the wrong sized post was inserted or someone decided to remedy the slipping seat post problem with epoxy.

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