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Seatpost fused into steel alloy frame

shredheadshredhead Posts: 67
edited May 2013 in MTB workshop & tech
The seatpost on my 1998 Rockhopper appears to have fused onto the steel frame. I've put a Brooks saddle on which is higher than the last saddle I had on it and want to drop the seatpost a fraction. How can this be done? Any tips for unfusing?
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  • cooldadcooldad Posts: 32,599
    Stick the seatpost in a vice, turn the frame. Good luck.
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  • levolonlevolon Posts: 78
    try some of this and allow it to soak in http://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/i.html?_trksi ... &_from=R40

    then try above method < good luck also
  • stubsstubs Posts: 5,001
    Cut seatpost head off and get a sharp knife file. Cut 3 slots all the way down inside the seatpost being careful not to cut into frame, then crush the seatpost in a vice and it will collapse at the cuts. Then just pull pieces out and in future put some copper anti-sieze on before you insert new post and dont leave it for years on end take it out occasionally.
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