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Old 10-04-13, 09:18 AM
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sawing off part of seat tube.

I just picked up an old giant frame loaded with parts as a new project.

but I am unable to remove the seatpost as it looks like it was shimmed and even glued in position. It is a nice carbon post but it doesnt want to move at all. I cant even get the clamp off the frame. theres about 1.5 inches of tube and Im thinking I might just cut it off below the clamp and hope for the best.

any suggestions? Its an aluminum frame.

Thanks

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I'd need to see it in person ... ask your LBS, etc, that can see the situation.
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Did you spray wd40 on it & let it sit overnight? Is the post aluminum also? Did you apply heat to it(not too much!!!!)
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Before you go to a lot of trouble to recover the post, is it the correct diameter for the new project frame? If so, you could cut the seat tube of the old Giant frame well below the clamp to be sure you miss the bottom of the seat post and then carefully split the aluminum tubing lengthwise and peel it off the seat post.
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