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Old 01-20-15, 07:35 PM
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Originally Posted by Sir_Name View Post
Just saw that, actually. Enjoy!








....................................................................and enjoy that next next project.



On an unrelated note, did I read earlier today that you used to race cars? What type of racing?
I raced dirt late models and stock cars on pavement. My daughter raced go-karts and won championships She is the better driver. #27

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Old 01-20-15, 08:09 PM
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Originally Posted by 3speedslow View Post
Why ?.... Because these frames deserve to be saved, a challenge to be met and you're the man to do it !

or

Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.
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Old 01-20-15, 08:39 PM
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I just pulled a pair of extremely stubborn crank arms off a Viscount frame I picked up on Craigslist several months ago. The puller threads had already been stripped out by the previous owner and they had resisted multiple attempts with heat, penetrating oil, Jacobs chuck remover wedges etc. Finally got it with a two-arm gear puller from Harbor Freight and a 2' cheater pipe on a breaker bar:

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Old 01-20-15, 08:48 PM
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Originally Posted by JohnDThompson View Post
I just pulled a pair of extremely stubborn crank arms off a Viscount frame I picked up on Craigslist several months ago. The puller threads had already been stripped out by the previous owner and they had resisted multiple attempts with heat, penetrating oil, Jacobs chuck remover wedges etc. Finally got it with a two-arm gear puller from Harbor Freight and a 2' cheater pipe on a breaker bar:


John - Next time try taking the crank bolts off first.
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Old 01-20-15, 08:51 PM
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I know what you mean. I bought this bike. It looks better now, but it still wasn't worth the effort, even without a stuck post or stem.

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Old 01-20-15, 08:59 PM
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Originally Posted by Flog00 View Post
I raced dirt late models and stock cars on pavement. My daughter raced go-karts and won championships She is the better driver. #27
Very cool. I had the pleasure of helping build/race this beast back when.



What a blast.

(EDIT: I just realized that I can truthfully white lie and say that I've raced at Michigan Motor Speedway...)

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Old 01-20-15, 09:53 PM
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Originally Posted by Flog00 View Post
Weird. I have never had a stuck stem or seatpost. Seriously.
Wow...I do not think I would make that statement...even if true!

I just got one...stuck CARBON seat post...on really nice Bianchi frame...from a guy that was a racer and mechanic! At least he said he was...it was one of those deals...you look at it and go "ahh...no way this dude would let the seat post be stuck..."

Yeah, right...learned the lesson for the gazillionth time!
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Old 01-20-15, 09:56 PM
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I carry a Park 3-way hex with me. If post and stem don't move, the price goes way down. That being said. I really haven't seen any money to be made in flipping these days.
It is a Reynolds 531 main tubes frame and it meets my parameters for a rider/keeper and should fit just right.
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Old 01-20-15, 10:05 PM
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Originally Posted by Sir_Name View Post
Very cool. I had the pleasure of helping build/race this beast back when.



What a blast.

(EDIT: I just realized that I can truthfully white lie and say that I've raced at Michigan Motor Speedway...)

Wow, nice sponsorship from Paul Newman! Was that a Formula SAE for collegiate teams? The guys in the trailer look a wee bit older than college guys!

IIRC, my alma maters, Cornell & UM usually did pretty well in those events, but the Boilermakers would be contenders every so often.
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Old 01-20-15, 10:31 PM
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Originally Posted by ppg677 View Post
Have you tried CRC Freeze-Off? Last winter I fought and fought with a frozen seatpost. I tried it call. Ice, propane torch, various penetrants. The *one* thing that worked was CRC Freeze-Off. I sprayed that all around and put the seat clamp between two concrete slabs. Twist. And BAM, it released.

Yes, I have tried CRC Freeze Off. Nothing short of cutting a post out works 100% of the time.
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Old 01-20-15, 10:39 PM
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I've won a few fights with the frozen stems and seatposts but I've lost two frames that refused to give up. Never really a fun battle either.
Cutting didn;t even work on my last loss. I have a sneaking suspicion someone pounded a too large seatpost into it 15 years ago.
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Old 01-20-15, 10:40 PM
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Originally Posted by oddjob2 View Post
Wow, nice sponsorship from Paul Newman! Was that a Formula SAE for collegiate teams? The guys in the trailer look a wee bit older than college guys!

IIRC, my alma maters, Cornell & UM usually did pretty well in those events, but the Boilermakers would be contenders every so often.
Thanks! Yes, fSAE. The 'most senior' in the trailer was our advisor - a Formula Vee national champ. among other unmentionables, and all around great guy. Had some real colorful jokes... All the rest are college guys, I was just finishing grad school that season (I'm on the other side of the camera).

Yes, all of those teams do sound familiar as contenders from those events. Unfortunately I get the feeling that some schools are struggling to keep these programs afloat (my school's team has since disbanded). What a great working experience beyond the obvious fun and debauchery. Taught us what enjoying working your arse off looks like.
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Old 01-21-15, 12:43 AM
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The way that I get stuck seat posts out is simple. I drill two holes straight through the seat post with with a1/2" bit. Then I unload a full can of penetrating oil into the seat tube via the holes I drilled. Next tape the holes. Flip bike upside down for 1/2 hour. Then I flip the bike over and insert either a 18" piece of 1/2 thick rebar ($2.50) through the two holes. I squeeze the frame between my legs and twist the post side to side. Works great!!!
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Old 01-21-15, 06:56 AM
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Works great!!!
Worked great!! is what you mean....there's alway the next time!
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Old 02-03-15, 02:06 PM
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Finally, last night decided its now or never. Whew.... don't want to do one like this again!










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hah- made my day...

Between numerous 'non-bike' projects today, this SOB has gotten the better of me-

Crazy seized, corroded, no Kroil or other could break thru. Sawzall multiple slits.... no good. Walked away from it for now.





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Old 02-03-15, 02:10 PM
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^Nice job. I probably will resort to same procedure, just hate sacrificing a fairly pricey vintage seat post.
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