RE:[CR]Semi-annual stuck seatpost thread

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Date: Thu, 3 Jul 2008 07:03:14 -0700 (PDT)
From: "MARK" <mhoffman0@snet.net>
Subject: RE:[CR]Semi-annual stuck seatpost thread
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
cc: jerrymoos@sbcglobal.net

Jerry, One method I have used is packing dry ice around the seat post, and then heating the seat tube with a hairdryer. Part two of the process involves clamping the post into a securely anchored bench vise, and then putting a 2 X 4 through the center of the frame and pushing until you hear a loud ****SNAP****. Which you hope was the post breaking free, and not the frame breaking.

Unfortunately, this method works best with micro-adjusting posts, which clamp securely in the vice. Plain posts will twist in the vise, unless you can clamp something on an then put that into the vise.

Mark Hoffman
New Britain, CT