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October 11, 2011 7:30 AM Subscribe
I put together my new bike
, a Nirve single speed cruiser, this weekend and, like an idiot, did not grease the seatpost before installing it (it was already quasi-slimy and I thought that was enough). Guess what happened? It's completely stuck and I'd kind of like to get it out.
posted by eunoia to sports, hobbies, & recreation (9 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Any ideas on getting it out? I've read this
& have tried some of the methods, but the post hasn't even moved.
We've removed what we think is the seatpost bolt.
It's an alloy frame, but I am unsure about the material makeup of the post.
It's been recommended that we try to remove the seatpost by the saddle, but pulling on the saddle just makes it come off of the post.
I had already planned to take the bike to a bike shop this week just to have someone check it over. Should I even bother trying to get the seatpost out myself or just have the shop go at it? I'd prefer not to pay someone to struggle with it if it's something that I can do myself in an hour or so (in addition to the hour that my boy & I have already invested in removing it). But if they have special methods other than brute force and luck, I'll bring it in.
Thanks in advance for any advice!