6:38 PM

The Worst Thing

Worst possible scenario when dealing with a stuck seapost?
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BAM!
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When I first did my seatpost removal tutorial I got a lot of emails from people who couldn't seem to imagine how stuck these things can get.  Let me reiterate with the help of this picture above. Through time, the oxidation between the aluminum and the steel can be as strong as if someone were to WELD the two pieces together, so YES it can get STUCKKK.

Now you get to see how I wiggle my way out of this one.  The last time that this happened the frame ended up with a hole in the seat tube.  Needless to say it was parted and trashed after that.