Re: [CR] Seized Post, Parts - Coca-cola and other fluids ?


Example: Framebuilders:Norman Taylor

Date: Sun, 31 May 2009 14:42:31 +0000
From: <billydavid13@comcast.net>
To: r cielec <teaat4p@yahoo.com>
In-Reply-To: <90831.33360.qm@web53609.mail.re2.yahoo.com>
Cc: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: Re: [CR] Seized Post, Parts - Coca-cola and other fluids ?


Hi Richard. If you find anything out, please let me know. Kroil should be available at auto supply stores - typically in an orange spray can. I've had only moderate luck w/ solvents of any sort.  Pipe wrenches w/ 4 foot cheater bars sometimes work. In general i've considered the seatpost a casualty going in. I've reamed out a few but that is really, really tedious and now i'd sooner throw the frame away. My next approach will be to take a Sawzall w/ a long blade and attempt to split the post [after first cutting it flush w/ the seat cluster.] Anxiously awaiting enlightenment. Billy Ketchum; Chicago, IL; USA. ----- Original Message ----- From: "r cielec" <teaat4p@yahoo.com> To: "Classic Rendezvous" <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org> Sent: Sunday, May 31, 2009 7:22:49 AM GMT -06:00 US/Canada Central Subject: [CR] Seized Post, Parts - Coca-cola and other fluids ? Ahoy ! While I am searching the archives, I request your indulgence to simultaneously post this question to the list for the reason of urgency. This is the steel-alloy seiziure condition. For reason of the metallurgical-chemical cause of the seziure, I vaguely recall that specific fluids were recommended.  Was coca-cola one of the recommended fluids ? What are the recommended fluids ?  The name Kroil comes to mind but, I am not sure if that was the medicine for rust or for this type of seizure also. Any suggestions were Kroil can be purchased ? Coca-cola I can probably find. (Oh, must one use Coca-cola of the pre-1983 formula ? hahaha.) Thank you. Regards, Richard Cielec Chicago, Illinois; U.S.A.