Picked up a Kona Stuff for $50 that looks to be from about 2003, with the intentions of flipping it.
The bike is in pretty good condition, except the seatpost is stuck. With some effort, the post rotates in the frame, but will not go higher or lower (something I have never experienced before).
I have never gotten to the point that i need to consider using the hacksaw trick, but this seatpost really doesn't want to come out of the frame.
My question: how much time and energy goes into extracting the post with a hacksaw blade. It sounds... awful. I am tossing up between stripping the parts (alivio group, 1 deore hydraulic disc brake, Zokes (?) triple clamps) and ditching the frame, or putting the effort in to get the bastard out and sell the compete bike (probably for $300 +/- 20% in my market, with a further 50-100 to spend).