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brand new 27.2 Thomson Elite seatpost, aluminum, is partially inserted (approx 3-4 inches) into my brand new aluminum track frame.
it's a 410mm long seatpost, so, of course, it is not in the optimal position.
I used Pedro's grease on the inside of the seat tube, and a bit on the post itself before insertion.
It was a difficult install, but I figured I'd be able to get the post inserted deep enough. I was wrong.
My question is, therefore:
Will chemical solvents help, even though technically there is ZERO corrosion? Will some type of liquid wrench be better? I've used some lube/oil around the integrated seatpost collar to try and gain some lubriaction to no avail.
I've confirmed that the seatpost IS 27.2 and that my frame IS 27.2. Before I take it to my shop tomorrow, anyone have any advice? thanks..