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Old 10-18-13, 08:26 PM
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crc freeze off

this stuff works. it is the real deal. got a post out of a frame today with it. thomson masterpiece post and a steel frame with thin tubing. i really did not want to cut the post out due to the thin steel tubing. soaking for a few days with oil did nothing. sprayed the post down for 30 seconds and stuck a pipe wrench on it, got it to pop. still a lot of work to get it out but the freeze off broke that bond. ended up using a quill stem inside the post to reinforce and support the walls. then 2 vice grips on the outside with cheater pipes on each. 2 guys holding the vice grips and 2 guys twisting the frame got it out. post came out smoking. i got some pics of the setup if you are interested

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Old 10-18-13, 08:49 PM
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Thanks for the post. Even if it doesn't work all the time, it's nice to have another tool in the box for this truly PIA job.

I've removed about 2 dozen frozen posts since my first in 1969. I've tried and used just about every trick in the book, and none have a great track record, but one way or another I've gotten them out.
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Old 10-18-13, 08:59 PM
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I've got a can of it on the shelf, "just in case". I like the concept.

My motorcycle or car would be the more likely candidates for Freeze-Off than the bicycle, but when I need it, I've got it. You have to plan ahead when you live 30 miles from "civilization".
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Old 10-18-13, 09:24 PM
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Originally Posted by FBinNY View Post
Thanks for the post. Even if it doesn't work all the time, it's nice to have another tool in the box for this truly PIA job.

I've removed about 2 frozen posts since my first in 1969. I've tried and used just about every trick in the book, and none have a great track record, but one way or another I've gotten them out.
i have use quite the variety of techniques to get out stuck seatposts. some are easy to get out some very difficult. the difficult ones seem to have special circumstances or requirements. thin frame tubing, thin post(easy to break if too much force applied). for this most recent one i started off with oil then tapping the post with a hammer every few hours to vibrate and let the oil soak in. two days in i tried the pipe wrench and that was a no go. flipped it upside down and put in some more oil. bought the freeze off, hosed the post for 30 seconds and cranked on it with the pipe wrench again, it popped and turned slightly. still very hard to turn. broke the top of the post off in the bench vice and moved on to the stem and vice grip as noted in the first post.
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Old 10-19-13, 07:57 AM
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I imagine it might be most effective if the freeze-off was sprayed onto the inside of the seatpost inside the seat tube where it would create the greatest and fastest temperature differential between the post and tube.
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Old 10-19-13, 08:45 AM
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This week, I had a pair of seized derailleur cable barrel ends stuck in stem shifters. No amount of WD40, PB Blaster, WD40 extra strength would work. CRC Freeze Off and some rocking with pliers did get them out.
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Old 10-19-13, 01:50 PM
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this is what the seat post looked like and the setup. we tried turning the quill stem with the handle bars at first but the quill stem just spun inside the post

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Old 10-19-13, 03:26 PM
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I've had good luck with this stuff on seatposts and other seized fasteners on bicycles... even a BB cup or two. It doesn't work all the time but it sure was nice to have it at the co-op, probably made the money back on a few frames I saved with it.
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Old 10-20-13, 11:06 AM
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...+1 on the above. It has worked well for me when PB Blaster and/or Kroil won't.
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