- 1 How do you remove a stuck seatpost from a steel frame?
- 2 Can I cut my bike seatpost?
- 3 How do you remove aluminum from steel?
- 4 How do I remove a bolt from a bike seat?
- 5 Can you cut an aluminum seatpost?
- 6 Can a seatpost be too long?
- 7 Are bike seat posts universal?
- 8 How do you secure a bike seat post?
How do you remove a stuck seatpost from a 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 I cut my bike seatpost?
Cutting the post down is the proper way to do it really. Seat posts need to have a minimum amount of tube in the frame for safety though, so do some measuring and just cut off as little as you can get away with and file down any rough or sharp edges.
How do you remove aluminum from steel?
While HCL would attack the aluminum violently, it will also effect the steel to some degree. Sodium hydroxide would be the best choice. Definitely use Caustic soda (Sodium Hydroxide) to kill the aluminum.
How do I remove a bolt from a bike seat?
So a lubricant like liquid wrench or WD40 may help loosen them. Heat can help but you need to get it very hot like with a torch. Perhaps if you cut the rails of the saddle you bang them out with a punch.
Can you cut an aluminum seatpost?
You can cut bars, post and steertubes very easy. For Alum and steel only.
Can a seatpost be too long?
As long as the minumum length is inserted into the frame you will be structurally safe. You can buy a shorter post of course. However, if you need to drop the saddle all the way to the frame the bike is likely too large for you and possibly dangerous, as you will have no standover clearance.
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.