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Old 03-20-08, 11:25 AM
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Saddle bracket... fused? (photos)

I have the somewhat standard saddle bracket, one bolt action that holds down the saddle with a small cross bar. The saddle angle is set with tiny ridges.

I went to change the seat angle today (just got the bike this week) and after completely removing the seat post, the saddle and the single bolt I can not get the bottom angle bracket to move!!

Has it been fused onto it? If so, what is the best way to detach it without hurting the seat post it self?
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Old 03-20-08, 11:35 AM
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Whack it with a rubber mallet. Put the assembly on a piece of wood and tap it a few times. Look like it should just pop a part with little resistance. Were it corroded, a metal hammer might do the trick...

The next problem may be that the matching grooves between the 2 parts may have been rounded and will require more torque to secure when you reassemble them.
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Old 03-20-08, 11:41 AM
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I wacked it pretty hard on my work stand... aka the floor, but I am afraid any more pressure may hurt the carbon seat post...
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Old 03-20-08, 11:45 AM
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Ok Update. I ran the bracket under warm water (to get it to expand just a bit) making sure not to soak the carbon post and then tabbed it again with a little pressure and off it poped!

YES.
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Old 03-20-08, 11:51 AM
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Good news. However, if Carbon is water soluble, I suggest that we avoid using the stuff.
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Old 03-20-08, 12:13 PM
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haha, true very true.
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