Re: [CR]Slipping seatpost cure??

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Date: Sun, 24 Aug 2003 16:30:07 EDT
Subject: Re: [CR]Slipping seatpost cure??

The perfect cure for a slipping seat post seems to be to assemble it without grease and leave it out in all weathers. I have a Campy SR seatpost solidly fixed into a nice Hinault-era Gitane this way and it will absolutely not move. Trouble is I now need to remove it and penetrating oil has zero impact, the aluminum no doubt having expanded as it corroded. I am sure that this has been endlessly discussed before, but is there an effective way of shifting it other than cutting it and reaming it out? I plan to have the frame refinished in its original blue, so application of heat is not out of the question, but I would prefer something more benign.

John Birkin Sussex, UK

In a message dated 20/08/03 00:24:40 GMT Daylight Time, writes:

> I am a bit baffled, all of the usual fixes don't
> seem to fix this slipping seatpost of mine.