[CR]Semi-annual stuck seatpost thread

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Date: Wed, 2 Jul 2008 19:47:45 -0700 (PDT)
From: Jerome & Elizabeth Moos <jerrymoos@sbcglobal.net>
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
In-Reply-To: <952857.40367.qm@web44907.mail.sp1.yahoo.com>
Subject: [CR]Semi-annual stuck seatpost thread

OK, time for the semi annual stuck seatpost thread.

Received a 70's Trusty-era Viscount today. The setpost is stuck, which had caused the seller to remove the saddle but leave the seatpost exposed, which punched a hole in the box. The saddle is a nasty cheap steel and rubber Messinger and the post is a cheap aluminum straight post, so I dont care if I destroy both of them getting the post out. Reinstalled the saddle to use as lever to try to move the post, no luck so far.

So any new magic formulas besides Coca-Cola, Ammonia, Kroil? I could cut off the post at the seat clamp, but that might just make it harder to get the remaining part out. Does the fact the straight post is aluminum, and therefore soft, make it any easier to get it out? Any new suggestions or reposts of old ones?

Good news, I guess, is I only pait $86 for this, although the shipping was almost as much. And it has a good set of wheels, Titlist deraillers and shifters and Viscount bars, stem, pedals and brakes, which probably is worth the $86, but the frame could be an interesting rider if I can get the damn post out.


Jerry Moos
Big Spring, Texas, USA