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Old 05-08-20, 06:27 PM
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New here. Got a problem lookin for some advice

Hiya! So I casually ride. Especially as Iíve gotten older with less free time but I like to work on bikes as a light hobby and Iíll keep it resell. So I usually have and work with mountain bikes. So I came across a broken down single speed abandoned in train station so I took it aligned the wheels, reattached the handlebars and I noticed the seat was broken off. See where Iím going? So I managed to pull at the nub of seat til it popped off. Seems the last owner ďgluedĒ the seat into the post. Now I see the post has grooves so I canít put another seat into it. It must come out. I suspect itís been glued in too cuz wtf why not with whoever had it b4! Itís aluminum shaft in steel frame. It could just be corroded in but I bought some spray to help that and tried pulling n twisting. All regular stuff. Itís seized real good. I need creativity. IS IT WORTH IT? Ugh. Iíd like to overcome this challenge and have a new single speed to play around with for low money. I havenít tried the caustic soda method yet but thatís how extreme it is. I was thinking of gettin the jack out my car, putting a screw thru the pipe and trying to jack it up. Thoughts? It might warp the frame b4 I realized tho. Iím currently looking for some1 I kno to lend me a reciprocating saw. Iíll cut it but itís about 9-10 in deep. I think I know why they tossed it. Is there a mechanical genius out there that knows exactly what I should do? Lol
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Old 05-08-20, 06:28 PM
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By the way if I did this wrong... my bad.
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Originally Posted by beantownryder View Post
By the way if I did this wrong... my bad.
You managed to eventually belabor the point across, despite beginning three of the first four sentences with a superfluous "so,"
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Old 05-08-20, 07:31 PM
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Paragraphs are wonderful.
I might have even read your post if you used a few.
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Welcome to the forum!
This is a not uncommon problem and has been covered many times over the years.
Do a search on this thread for ‘stuck seatpost’ and the Wisdom Of The Ages shall be yours!
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You can put the seat post in a vise, then try twisting the frame.
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Old 05-08-20, 10:12 PM
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Originally Posted by beantownryder View Post
I came across a broken down single speed abandoned in train station
I am conscious that some bikes have been stolen, trashed by the person who stole them, then abandoned. There may even be a situation where someone rode to the train station, caught the train, and hoped to ride the bike home again when they return.

You may have a stolen bike. You may be accused of stealing a bike. They even have you on video.

I don't pick up bikes if there is a possibility that they might be stolen.

I rescue bikes from the trash. If there is any doubt, I ask.

From time to time, there are abandoned bikes near where I live. Sometimes broken. I don't pick them up.

You could even have a situation where someone puts out a heap of trash, and a child comes along and leaves their bike near the heap of trash. If you take it, you are stealing.
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Originally Posted by alo View Post
I am conscious that some bikes have been stolen, trashed by the person who stole them, then abandoned. There may even be a situation where someone rode to the train station, caught the train, and hoped to ride the bike home again when they return.

You may have a stolen bike. You may be accused of stealing a bike. They even have you on video.

I don't pick up bikes if there is a possibility that they might be stolen.

I rescue bikes from the trash. If there is any doubt, I ask.

From time to time, there are abandoned bikes near where I live. Sometimes broken. I don't pick them up.

You could even have a situation where someone puts out a heap of trash, and a child comes along and leaves their bike near the heap of trash. If you take it, you are stealing.
almost as useful as the complains about punctuation.
Abandoned bikes are cut from their chains if left for a long time I was told by the person working there. Then put where I got this one. It was not the only one. It was a pile of rusted parts near a large dumpster.
There is an obvious place where people have bikes locked n ďparkedĒ. This was the trash. It was not in rideable condition.
Do u feel better? Cuz it donít matter. Iím not a thief and I dnt appreciate being lowkey accused of being one. I didnít feel the need to include
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Caustic does nothing if the seat post and frame are both steel. Caustic soda is also pretty dangerous and I would not recommend it for home use.
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Are you saying that the seatpost is stuck inside the frame of the bicycle?

What held the saddle/seat to the post?

Knowing that might help us help you.

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Old 05-09-20, 05:47 PM
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Originally Posted by beantownryder View Post
almost as useful as the complains about punctuation.
Abandoned bikes are cut from their chains if left for a long time I was told by the person working there. Then put where I got this one. It was not the only one. It was a pile of rusted parts near a large dumpster.
There is an obvious place where people have bikes locked n ďparkedĒ. This was the trash. It was not in rideable condition.
Do u feel better? Cuz it donít matter. Iím not a thief and I dnt appreciate being lowkey accused of being one. I didnít feel the need to include
Nobody complained about punctuation specifically. And he wasn't so "lowkey" about it, was he?
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