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Post by nordog on Mon Dec 15, 2014 4:55 pm

Condor I have one bike that I am having a hard job freeing the seat post, normally I use hot water from a kettle to expand the post tube of the frame some I even used a gas blow torch and freed them but this last one has been a right so & so. its had Plusgas socking for a few months and two kettle of boiling water the other day and even with a large screw driver to turn and hamer at the same time it will not budge at all, seems like it is welded to the BB as at its lowest. Have you got any suggestions.
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Post by Condor on Tue Dec 16, 2014 4:56 am

Sometimes I drill through seat-post (easy if ally) and fit Tommy Bar. Easing -oil helps if the tube is heated. In extreme cases take out Bottom Bracket and, with frame upside down, get easing oil into tube via bottom bracket holes.
Ally stems corrode - they do almost weld themselves to the ally frame tube. Like ally car wheels on steel axle stubs.
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Post by nordog on Tue Dec 16, 2014 11:47 am

Thanks Condor,  that is extreme techniques but will give it go, might wait for a very hard frost leave the bike out side then get hot water a try again.
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