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Old 11-14-21, 05:16 PM
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Originally Posted by justcynn View Post
so, the find of the day turns out to have the thickest and very stuck seat post I have encountered. To make matters worse, is about 6-7 inches into the seat tube. This Reynolds 531 frame may not make it...

First I started with Drano, no luck. Then I cut it off and had planned to cut it out and discovered just how thick the side walls are...

I have read the lye ideas, prob not something I would want to try. ...
"Drano" is Lye, sodium hydroxide.

As you have already started down that path,
And destroyed the seat post,
Give the seat tube a thorough bath.

Lye will wash your troubles away, given time.
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