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
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