Seized Up

December 21st, 2008

How To Remove Seatpost

My seatpost was seized in my Hollands. I recently discovered this when I switched out my Selle Alpine DSA saddle for a Ti Flite. Went to raise the saddle and it wasn’t having it. Typically I’m a grease-obsessed guy. I’ve argued with Tom and Tony extensively about greasing the barclamp on quill stems and I’ll slab it on just about everything that moves (except the tapers on bottom brackets). That being said, I was a bit upset… After taking it to Affinity and dousing it with Liquid Wrench, it was time to put it in the vice. That’s my brother helping me out. What a way to spend your NYC vacation!


  1. Jon Heslop (December 24th, 2008)

    I pretty sure i came up with the most genius way ever for getting seatposts out… it worked for this bike and it was rusty as.
    • try and lube it up with WD40 or whatever.
    • boil a kettle then soak a towel with the boiling water.
    • with gloves, wrap it tight around the down-tube while it’s still uber hot
    • wait a sec then pull it clean out.

    It worked a dream for me and we’d tried everything….

  2. prolly (December 24th, 2008)

    Wow? Really? Why the down-tube and not the seat tube?

  3. Jon Heslop (December 30th, 2008)

    err i meant seat tube…

  4. Jae (June 2nd, 2010)

    Hahah That’s me! with the red hat. I’ll see you in BBF!

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