Stuck seat post

tifferz Posts: 43
edited October 2009 in Workshop
At the weekend I dedcided that I need to raise my seat post a little, despite riding with it at this height for a number of months.

However when I undid the seat post clamp & tried to wiggle it up it was absolutely stuck.

Anyone got any tips of how to "unstick" it - I dont want to damage my frame by applying too much pressue so just wondered if this is a common problem or any "magic" tricks to get it moved.
May the Forks be with you


  • Anonymous
    Anonymous Posts: 79,667
    You need a new bike.

    I recommend a Litespeed Siena.
  • skyd0g
    skyd0g Posts: 2,540
    What materials are the frame / seatpost?
    Cycling weakly
  • tifferz
    tifferz Posts: 43
    it is a Scott Speedster S40 - I think both frame & seat post are some kind of alloy.

    Would love to use this as excuse to get new bike but not sure that would get approval from domestic management
    May the Forks be with you
  • lateralus
    lateralus Posts: 309

    the hacksaw method worked for me.
  • tifferz
    tifferz Posts: 43
    Thanks Lateralus - looks like there a few ideas to try tonight in the garage.
    May the Forks be with you
  • duracer
    duracer Posts: 17
    edited October 2009
    glad you maid it
  • El Gordo
    El Gordo Posts: 394
    The rather brutal method which worked for me was to fit an old cheap saddle on to the post then I belted the nose sideways with a 4lb lump hammer until it turned the post. Once the post is turning then extraction is just a matter of perserverance.

    This was on a tough old steel MTB though. I would probably be more gentle on a decent roadbike.
  • Nuggs
    Nuggs Posts: 1,804
  • wd40, and a heat gunn, with some raw power!!!
    Up hup hup hup.....fricking hate that!
  • tifferz
    tifferz Posts: 43
    cheers for all the advice, managed to get it out last night.

    Went for the "old saddle & hammer" technique which worked eventually & didnt even destroy the old saddle.

    Now nicely greased to avoid happening again
    May the Forks be with you