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Houston we have movement(my first ever stuck seatpost)

Old 01-27-14, 03:31 PM
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Houston we have movement(my first ever stuck seatpost)

Just puffing myself up here; no comment required.
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Bloody hell...where did you get that spike???
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What's up with the tree??
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Old 01-27-14, 03:54 PM
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Originally Posted by shoota View Post
What's up with the tree??
I think seedsbelize wants us in the frigid north to be green with envy!

I'm surprised the torque did not break the stem off at that point. My 18" pipe wrench twisted the top part of a stem right off.
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Old 01-27-14, 04:07 PM
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If that post didn't break from the torque you put on the hole you created (which is fricken amazing looking btw), you didn't have enough of a challenge!
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Originally Posted by oddjob2 View Post
I think seedsbelize wants us in the frigid north to be green with envy!

I'm surprised the torque did not break the stem off at that point. My 18" pipe wrench twisted the top part of a stem right off.
At least you didn't torque the seat tube away from the stays.
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Old 01-27-14, 04:25 PM
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Seeds -

I wouldn't reuse that post.
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If you didn't mind destroying the post, would a pipe wrench not have worked?
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Amazing how little corrosion it takes to freeze a post or stem...for all the effort you'd have figured rust would be coming off in deep flakes.
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I've rarely had a steel post get stuck in a steel frame.

I do have a Schwinn Twinn Sport tandem though with a stoker post that got pushed down into the area of the seattube where the lateral stays are welded on.

I am thinking of welding a square tube across the top of the stuck steel post, and hitting it upward with a hammer, to in effect pull it out.
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Now I know what else I can use my vampire killing kit on.....
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I assume the shaky photos are from exhaustion after muscling that thing out of there.
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Originally Posted by shoota View Post
What's up with the tree??
Seems once something get accidentally uploaded, it can't be removed. By me anyway. It's a somewhat rare species of passion vine. I'll be able to id it when it flowers.
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Originally Posted by rpenmanparker View Post
If you didn't mind destroying the post, would a pipe wrench not have worked?
Might have. But I would have to have a pipe wrench in order to find out. I tend to lean more toward the brute force school though, anyway.
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I like your style! Where were you and Von Helsing Spike last week when I needed you with a stuck post? Jim
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize View Post
Seems once something get accidentally uploaded, it can't be removed. By me anyway. It's a somewhat rare species of passion vine. I'll be able to id it when it flowers.
That's actually pretty cool. But how do you know it's rare if you don't know what it is?
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That's actually pretty cool. But how do you know it's rare if you don't know what it is?
The shape of the leaf. And I don't know that it's rare here; it would be so in Belize. I believe there are only 2 or 3 with that shape leaf. And one of them is exceedingly rare. I've seen only one specimen ever, in the wild.

I'm a bit of a passion vine guy.
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Nice work, but put that stake back where you found it before the next train comes along!
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The shape of the leaf. And I don't know that it's rare here; it would be so in Belize. I believe there are only 2 or 3 with that shape leaf. And one of them is exceedingly rare. I've seen only one specimen ever, in the wild.

I'm a bit of a passion vine guy.
Sounds like plants are to you what birds are to me Wish I could spend some time birding in Belize.
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I like your style.
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Interesting thread for me as for the first time I have a stuck seat post I have not been able to remove
after successfully removing dozens of problem ones.

With mine I am suspecting someone hammered in a too large post. I can see no signs of rust.

I used a pipe wrench and bench vice but cannot get it to budge. Bent top of post with wrench applying lots of torque.

Thinking now I will drill hole in post and try something like OP.

What's the technique to actually saw the thing without messing up seat tube?
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WOW
Stuck seatposts SUCK
I have spent maybe 4-6 hours literally SAWING twin lengthwise cuts in those SOBs-
hacksaw blade with handle
Yeah tried heat -ammonia- banging it in deeper to get it loose(usually doesn't work so well)-penetrating oil EVERYTHING
Finally sawed-carefully-zillion strokes-my hands still ache.
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