Removing broken carbon seatpost from carbon frame


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Apr 6, 2006
In a race yesterday I noticed my seatpost was flexing. I stopped and saw a crack in it 3mm above where it joins the frame.

I went to a team Jo Piels mechanic and we loosened the adjustment and tried to remove the seatpost. Of course, the end broke off, and I am now left with 3mm of jagged broken seatpost jammed fast in a 1 yr old carbon frame.

How can I remove the remainder of the seatpost? Can I? The mechanic said I should just knock the remaining tube down into the frame - is this wise? Can I even do this? bottom line - is my frame totally f&*ed now?

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