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And you thought your seatpost was stuck.

Old 03-25-19, 05:52 AM
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And you thought your seatpost was stuck.

I felt that first little give and thought i got it.















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Old 03-25-19, 06:08 AM
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If it wasn't so sad I would be impressed.
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egad? Were you removing it with the jaws of life?
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Old 03-25-19, 06:11 AM
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I really didn’t go crazy, put the post in a vise and tried twisting it. The Jaws did cross my mind though.
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Animal!

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I really didn’t go crazy, put the post in a vise and tried twisting it. The Jaws did cross my mind though.
Gives new meaning to the word GRUNT!

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Old 03-25-19, 06:28 AM
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Maybe to much heat?
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Old 03-25-19, 06:36 AM
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That'll buff right out Ouch !
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Maybe to much heat?
No, not enough grease on the post.
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Old 03-25-19, 06:44 AM
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Did something make you lose your temper?

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Bummer. I can't imagine what it felt like to think it broke loose only to see what really happened. I hope this was not a friend's bike that you volunteered to help out with.
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"Frames wrecked, might as well try and save the seat post"
Pics or it didn't happen

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Found the bike in the trash.
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Maybe Trek will replace it on warranty.
ouch indeed
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I guess it's strip and recycle time. At least there's parts to salvage, and better to melt down the 531 than bury it. Sorry for your loss!
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I think more of a testament of your strength than the how stuck the post was.
I haven't been that strong since before I knew about sex!

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Old 03-25-19, 08:31 AM
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Good lawd...the twisted metal is just amazing.

On a side note...would you help me open my pickle jars?
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1986 400 Elance?

Looks like the seat tube is made out of rubber.
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Originally Posted by bikecrate View Post
Good lawd...the twisted metal is just amazing.
On a side note...would you help me open my pickle jars?
Are you sure you want to spend the time picking all of the broken glass out of your pickles?
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the twisted metal
Nomination for sloar's new title?

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Note to self: No arm wrestling with @sloar
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Note to self: No arm wrestling with @sloar
I know, seriously!
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Whew!!!!

It looks like frame restoration could be a major hassle!!!

That looks like an era where things like rear dropouts are a major hassle to find replacements for.

So, take your grinder and at least cut out the dropouts. Sell the fork on... etc.

That seat tube lug looks in pretty bad shape. I don't know about other lugs. Bottom bracket shell?
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