How do you remove an old seat post?
- Do not try to remove a seatpost by pulling on it with a pipe wrench, locking pliers or any other tool.
- At the first sign of difficulty in moving a seatpost, remove the seatpost bolt completely, don’t just loosen it.
- The next thing to try is prying the ears of seat lug apart slightly with a screwdriver.
Can you change a bicycle seat?
If your saddle has superficial cracks, creaks when you use it or has suddenly become uncomfortable, that means it’s time to replace it. 4) A new saddle can rejuvenate an old bike: if your bike is a few years old, a quick way to give it a “refresh” is to swap the saddle.
Are bike seat posts universal?
While there are any number of post diameters out there, most modern road and MTB bike frames accept a seatpost of either 27.2mm in diameter (‘standard’), 30.9 or 31.6mm (‘oversize’). You can use a shim to enable a 27.2mm seatpost fit into a frame taking a larger standard, but not vice-versa for obvious reasons.
How do you secure a bike seat post?
To secure the seatpost, you replace the current quick release clamp with the pinhead seatpost/saddle lock. To secure the saddle, you clamp the same Pinhead lock to the top of your seatpost where it blocks access to the normal hex key you’d need to loosen to get the saddle off.
How do I stop my seatpost from seizing?
During your maintenance, one of the most important things you can do for the life of your frame is to make sure that your seatpost is not seized. Removing the post, cleaning it and the seattube, then applying a thin coat of grease or carbon paste will prevent seizing.
How do you remove aluminum seat post from steel frame?
One of the methods is to heat the aluminum seatpost and then to let it cool. In theory, the aluminum will expand twice as fast as steel and hence the expansion/contraction should crack the bond. Some recommend using a blow torch or even boiling water.
Can you cut down a seat tube?
I would never suggest cutting a seat tube that was not designed to be cut. You risk compromising the integrity of the frame. And if you were ever the original owner, you remove your warranty instantly.
Why is my dropper post slow?
If the dropper post moves slowly, then you can add a little more cable tension by turning the barrel adjuster a couple more turns counterclockwise. If your dropper post is moving without pressing the lever (it won’t stay up as you are riding), then you have too much tension on the cable. You’ll want to REMOVE tension.