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help! Stuck carbon seatpost(6 posts)

help! Stuck carbon seatpostjallen
Mar 20, 2003 9:17 AM
My carbon seat post is completely stuck in my Pinarello Prince. Does anyone know how to deal with this?
re: help! Stuck carbon seatpostsievers11
Mar 20, 2003 9:29 AM
If you got if from a local dealer, take it to the shop and have them get it out, because if they screw it up it would be their problem and not yours.

If you broght to my shop I would dump a bunch of light oil in the area and let set 30 min...then try again. Then I would let brut force and ignorance take over and get pissed off, ultimatly distroying the set post and get a new on from pinnarello.

Ok...I wouldn't really do that, but when I did get out I would use a funky drill bit we have in the shop to smooth out the seat tub before I reinstalled the seat tub. They should have done this when it was put together and I assume that if that was done it wouldn't have gotten stuck.

but do try the oil thing, it might work. if it is a burr holding the seat post in, you don't really have a choice, you will probably harm the post to get it unstuck.
oh yeah, sweet bike dude.sievers11
Mar 20, 2003 9:30 AM
re: help! Stuck carbon seatpostMrCelloBoy
Mar 20, 2003 11:37 AM
You didn't mention whether you greased the post before installing it. I understand carbon seatposts should NOT be greased.
re: help! Stuck carbon seatpostCT1 Guy
Mar 21, 2003 7:33 AM
Bare aluminum and carbon corrode when placed next to each other due to a galvanic reaction - hence the reason for the stuck post - which will most probably only come out in pieces.......
re: help! Stuck carbon seatpostCarbon fiber fanatik
Mar 20, 2003 5:14 PM
try heating up the collar area with a blow dryer. No matter what you do though, the seatpost is gonna be realllly ugly by the time you get it out. After you cuss and throw it across the room? Buy a Corima post.