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enNiclas

Member since Mar 2014 • Last active Dec 2022
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    Cheers, yeah this is probably the sensible choice combined with a Wald basket.
    The Pelago Rasket looks a solid kit as well, the basket size seems just right. Pricier and probably a bit heavier as well.

    And I can not decide for black or silver finish.
    Luxury problems. :)

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    Made some updates on the Marin

    • New old 8 speed wheel set to match the shifter running indexed
    • Paul thumbies
    • Cheapo Ergotec bars, slightly wider and with less sweep back than the previous Nitto Albatross.
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    Börje Salming, a giant in Swedish Ice-hockey history

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LdCe5Zbd­NgQ

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    What to do with too many unfinished projects: buy a frame on eBay.

    Quite light with Tange Prestige tubing and a 1" headtube.
    Patina is there, but no dings or other issues, other than the seat post area has been welded at some point. Time will tell how it will hold up.

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    Came across some advice from Park Tool that seem to make sense.
    Just have to find the motivation for the 2 extra cuts... :)

    If the post is still stuck, it may be possible to cut the post off and then cut it out of the bike. Cut the post close to the frame. The original post may be cut out completely with a “jab saw.” This is a hacksaw handle that allow cutting inside a blind hole. Cut the post in four places. Use care not to cut into the frame. After cutting, hit the post to collapse it. Remove the pieces. NOTE: Do not attempt to remove a carbon post by cutting it out.

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    Im with a very stuck seat post, LBS failed to remove it and I decided to follow Sheldons guide step 13 hacksaw it out.

    if nothing else works, the final resort is the old hacksaw blade trick. Cut the seatpost off so that about 1/2" is left sticking out, then insert a hacksaw blade into the seatpost and carefully cut a slit in the post. This is very laborious, and you run the risk of damaging the frame if you cut too far, but this approach cannot fail. Once you have cut the slit, grab one edge of the cut with a locking plier and roll the seatpost up inside itself and pull it out.

    First slit was made, and still no chance to "roll it into it self" to move it even after a 2nd one was made..
    Does hacksawing more slits make sense or are there any other options at this stage?

    Would prefer to avoid the Caustic Soda if possible...

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    LBS managed to free the stem and bottom bracket.
    Seat post remain very stuck.

    Weekend plans sorted.

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    Cheers! The tubing is nothing special but the paint really "pops" in a way difficult to capture on camera.
    Decided to drop it off at the local bike shop, they seemed weirdly enthusiastic about the job.

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