Hard to remove seatpost ....

Discussion in 'Cycling Equipment' started by J.Ouellet, May 23, 2003.

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  1. J.Ouellet

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    Any idea about the best way to remove a frozen stuck titanium seatpost from an aluminium frame ?
    Thanx for your suggestions.

    J.Ouellet
     
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  2. My Tommasini has two holes in the top tube rear brake routing. There's no inner sleeve. The openings
    fit standard 5mm housing, but it is a very tight fit, so as not to allow water into the top tube. I
    trim a few mm's of the plastic sheathing off the end of the new housing to taper the end. I spray a
    little silicone spray on the housing to lube it. I then snake a brake cable all the way through from
    the back. I thread the new housing onto the cable from the front and push it through. The trick is
    to hold the cable ball-end against the rear opening with your finger to anchor it while pushing the
    housing along. When the tip of the new housing emerges, grab it with pliers and yank it through.
    Works like a charm.
     
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