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#26 2017-04-13 11:38am

Shaggy2Dope
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Re: Stuck bontrager seat post removal - success

The frame is looking great!


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#27 2017-04-16 2:31pm

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Re: Stuck bontrager seat post removal - success

Thanks man. It's taken some time, but it'll get done.
Another coat of color this weekend.

http://uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-images/212500/img_527758f3e2a580.jpg

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#28 2017-05-12 6:03pm

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Re: Stuck bontrager seat post removal - success

Working the frame with rubbing compound after 600 grit wet sand.
http://uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-images/212500/img_553659165b5db4.jpg

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#29 2017-05-15 10:02am

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Re: Stuck bontrager seat post removal - success

Paints looking good.   I cant bring myself to wet sand a frame,  done way to much of it on cars.  I shoot auto paint with a gun and it lays down well, but always get a little orange peel on some areas.  I commend you.

On that schwinn,  flip it over and plug the post,  you can fill the seat tube thru the bottom bracket and let it soak fully submerged.

I just had good luck with an alum post in a steel frame thats been stuck since 1988, ive had the bike that long.  Flipped it upside down, plugged it and filled the seat tube with oxalic acid thru the bottom bracket.   Couple cycles from heat gun,  too hot to touch but didnt damage the paint,  24 hours later it came out first try.


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#30 2018-03-12 8:09pm

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I posted a few half done pics on the build off thread last year.
Finally got the right size post and clamp, tightened up the hubs, and got the brakes dialed in.
On the lookout for different cranks and chainwheel. And got a chrome padset on the way.
http://uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-images/212500/26d5a690-779d-47e6-94af-f7c216e47ea35aa740edb8.jpeg
http://uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-images/212500/c2bc3113-3488-424b-b9ae-6c7cd5fa91e95aa740ea10.jpeg
http://uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-images/212500/2691893e-196b-4ea6-a341-e2c40d8fe7ea5aa740ea0d.jpeg
http://uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-images/212500/1b3cf3a1-4b9a-44be-b10b-85b3f9f41f3b5aa740e943.jpeg

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#31 2018-03-12 8:26pm

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That turned out very nice.


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#32 2018-03-12 8:38pm

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Re: Stuck bontrager seat post removal - success

Looking good.


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#33 2018-03-13 5:07am

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Re: Stuck bontrager seat post removal - success

Love this resto.

Awesome work.


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#34 2018-03-13 5:26am

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Re: Stuck bontrager seat post removal - success

Bike looks fanny tastic man cool


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#35 2018-03-13 7:08am

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Looks amazing, Grant. Pretty fine work cool


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#36 2018-03-13 2:31pm

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Re: Stuck bontrager seat post removal - success

Great work love the custom decals.

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#37 2018-03-13 2:50pm

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Thanks guys. It should look even better once the snow melts and I can get some decent pictures in the sunlight.

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#38 2018-03-13 3:41pm

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Re: Stuck bontrager seat post removal - success

From done...too done!! yikes great job!!


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#39 2018-03-14 2:06am

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Re: Stuck bontrager seat post removal - success

Well done on that seat post problem! cool
Nice black bike too! smile

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#40 2018-03-17 11:46pm

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Re: Stuck bontrager seat post removal - success

Excellent work, I’m glad that I didn’t throw the frame in the trash!


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#41 2018-03-18 8:34am

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Turned out nice! cool


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#42 2018-03-18 9:39am

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Wow looks great man!! cool


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#43 2018-03-22 6:28pm

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Re: Stuck bontrager seat post removal - success

Added pads.
http://uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-images/212500/d5b84260-7397-4e33-a100-b563bbacdc415ab45849c1.jpeg
http://uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-images/212500/f565a1da-4df5-432f-a1d8-e12c06b3861c5ab45847b3.jpeg

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#44 2018-07-14 3:09pm

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Updated pics
https://bmxmuseum.com/image/c01daca9-a362-4fc4-8b1c-6060469658765b47ee2b2c_blowup.jpg
https://bmxmuseum.com/image/c7de59af-2c5a-4d4f-be01-c90207efa4e95b47ee2bd4_blowup.jpg
https://bmxmuseum.com/image/55fc6e14-0aa5-4e9a-8259-c28a6322d60e5b47ee2c84_blowup.jpg
https://bmxmuseum.com/image/45614388-7d51-4c52-9287-5f9e66c66f685b47ee2d38_blowup.jpg

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#45 2018-07-14 3:10pm

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https://bmxmuseum.com/image/0f5a5a4c-f0e3-4910-860d-98b9f8f085175b47ee6137_blowup.jpg
https://bmxmuseum.com/image/2e9c89d5-603e-4e57-9f6f-0e62b98a05dc5b47ee6200_blowup.jpg
https://bmxmuseum.com/image/7f657be3-9166-48d6-b253-daa7e5bc313c5b47ee62b5_blowup.jpg
https://bmxmuseum.com/image/66d31833-48f9-41b3-b66b-d199084dcc925b47ee6371_blowup.jpg

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#46 2018-07-14 4:37pm

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Re: Stuck bontrager seat post removal - success

I’m so proud to have given you this frame, you breathed new life into it, it looks awesome! You saved it from the trash! You should feel extremely proud for all your hard work!


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