Seized Seat post - I’m an idiot ! Help!

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  • Stillsons are a nuts but effective concept. Takes me back to my student days working in an ironmongers.

  • They did the job! Got it spinning but still not enough upward leverage.

    Ended up drilling a the post for a carriage bolt and using some chain...

  • Great news. I yanked a seatpost out of a frame, it span round and smacked the headtube into a radiator putting a nice chip on the nice new enamel.

  • The first chip is the deepest

    My beautiful skeleton looking radiator in the hall is (now) totally scarred with pushchairs, double pushchairs, metal pedals, kids' bikes and tandems.

    Not even 8 years old

  • In this case the headtube was the casualty. I've had to order tangerine nail varnish, not I must say, because that's how I like to relax... the worst calamity like this I had was reaching for a plastic aerial that fell off my hifi, which I just missed and whacking my tonearm into the top of the turntable snapping the cantilever off a £500 cartridge. The irony being the aerial was actually made of soft PU and unbreakable and cost a tenner.

  • There's a shop owner in Stirling that was fed up with removing stuck posts & built a fantastic rig for the job - it's compulsive viewing­?utm_source=ig_web_button_share_sheet

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Seized Seat post - I’m an idiot ! Help!

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