+ Reply to Thread
Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 13

Thread: Stuck seatpost

Hybrid View

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Aug 2002
    Posts
    1,344

    Default Stuck seatpost

    Anodized aluminum post stuck in steel seat tube. Have tried the ammonia trick and the gently prying the split at the top of the seat tube trick. FRom what I've read, a solvent won't help. I half-heartedly tried a hairdryer, and an inverted dust-off spray (cold!)....I think I already started bending the seat rails.
    Is there, perhaps, a plumbing-type tool that would clamp 3-4 inches of the seatpost, and allow me to twist the post with minimal damage to it? I have a bench vise but that would kill the post.
    Any help appreciated!
    Steve

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Posts
    60

    Default

    You will probably want to look for something like this Strap pipe wrench. Maybe that will do the trick. http://www.homedepot.com/webapp/cata...gry=Search+All
    Kona Satori

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Posts
    60

    Default

    Sorry that link just takes you to the search page. When that search page comes up look for the item with this title TradesPro G.O.T. 6-3/8 in. Capacity Strap Wrench
    Kona Satori

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Posts
    157

    Default

    Do you want to save the post or the frame?

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Dec 2002
    Posts
    2,994

    Default

    It sounds like you already visited Sheldon Brown's website: http://sheldonbrown.com/stuck-seatposts.html
    Big Strings, Big Wheels, The Jisch Blog

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Aug 2002
    Posts
    1,344

    Default

    Yes I already read the 14 ways....and yes I need to save both....

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Posts
    51

    Default

    When I've needed to pry a stuck post, I have clamped the post in my stand. If you've got someone to help provide the stand some stability, using the frame itself as leverage, you can accomplish great things. Add some heat too.

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Aug 2002
    Posts
    1,344

    Default

    I guess I could adjust the stand clamp to a stronger position. I usually run it fairly loose. I can't believe this happened! It seems like just a few months ago that I removed the post and frame-savered the seattube....so, I'm thinking that it just needs a good solid twist...I don't want to wreck the post (thudbuster), but will if I have to in order to save the frame.
    I got out of the habit of greasing seatposts years ago when I had trouble with a slippy USE post....
    I do have a new bike coming but I'm losing sleep over this until it's done!

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Aug 2002
    Posts
    1,344

    Default

    How much heat can I add before compromising the frame? (I don't care about paint)

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Sep 2002
    Posts
    1,922

    Default

    Are the frame tubes sealed? (Indy Fab & others do this...ie no breather holes in BB)
    "Everyone I know in bicycling is at least a little bit crazy, present company included." Sheldon Brown

    semass


+ Reply to Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts