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#1 2012-11-11 9:58pm

burtonivy01
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Stuck Seat Post Battle 2012

I had just purchased a 26" MCS and it had a seat post stuck in the down tube. To add to the toughness of this removal the former owner or someone BITD had milled or drilled out the top 4 inches of the stuck seat post.( I now understand why they did this!!)
After a few research section ideas and some local phone calls to buddies and LBS's I started in on this with a hammer and screwdriver just knocking away at it trying to get some movement but not really thinking .
After 10-20 whacks I went back to the phone and a buddy says cut this thing into sections with a hacksaw. So I made up a SHANK and went to work . 2hrs later I had several cuts and dripped olive oil down the sides. yes olive oil ! why not LOL:)
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JAILHOUSE BMX TOOL
1hr =1cut
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getting there  smile
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at this point I am having some movement but how to get it out is my concern, everytime I hit it down further:( I am getting pissed off and tired at this point and make one more cut which by the final cut (3rd) it only takes my 20 minutes. I guess I was a little to timid at the beggining. I took needle nose and bent the tip of the hacksaw into a little hook and started yanking on that sucker.
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this is a story to testify the cut method works and especially on GOLD aluminum Race Inc. posts smile
Thanx GUYS !!! BMX 4 LIFE
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#2 2012-11-11 10:26pm

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Re: Stuck Seat Post Battle 2012

lol


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#3 2012-11-11 10:59pm

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Re: Stuck Seat Post Battle 2012

good job!


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#4 2012-11-13 6:13pm

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Re: Stuck Seat Post Battle 2012

they look nice next to eachother  , you forgot to mention how  the guy  you purchased the mcs magna cruise with red headbadge decal from never told /said anything about the stuck post  , dirty baaaasssstard.  i am glad you were abole to get the post out . now you have two mcs 26" cruisers to enjoy. i hope you  like the one i sold  you .

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#5 2012-11-13 7:00pm

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Did you hook that bad boy out in your bedroom?!?! lollol


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#6 2012-11-18 12:20pm

burtonivy01
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Re: Stuck Seat Post Battle 2012

Yes all this was done in the house smile NO garage .

Super stoked on both these frames . MCS made the best BiTD


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#7 2013-02-06 5:40am

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good dedication and perseverance. You inspired me to get that old stem bolt out of my favorite forks smile


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#8 2013-02-06 5:52am

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Re: Stuck Seat Post Battle 2012

Looks like you bashed your thumb in the process lolz!lol

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#9 2013-02-06 5:58am

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Re: Stuck Seat Post Battle 2012

that look of...  success!  big_smile  ...marked


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#10 2013-03-31 9:19pm

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Re: Stuck Seat Post Battle 2012

Meltdown wrote:

Looks like you bashed your thumb in the process lolz!lol

Ya that thumb nail finally fell off ...took months but good eye sir


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#11 2014-02-27 10:21pm

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Re: Stuck Seat Post Battle 2012

Lol thanks for sharing. I was having the same issue. I also had to pull mine out in pieces.

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