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Old 06-13-09, 07:18 PM
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Originally Posted by peripatetic View Post
Multiple threads on this topic, do a search under my screen name. Drilling involves gradually increasing the size of the bits. It's time-consuming and you need the right bits. Many bike shops can do it, though I think they charge somewhere around $40-$80 or more to do it. Another approach is using lye to dissolve the aluminum out. That also takes time. I think user timcupery did this with a stuck stem (far less metal involved) that was successful. Good luck.
OP's bike is an aluminum frame...

Is it stuck solid or can it move a bit? Continuing with the hack saw blade may be your best bet. If it moves a bit, you may be able to cut off as much as possible and drive the rest back down into the seattube. Then use a new post over it. But this could backfire too.
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