Saddles & Seatposts

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Removing Stuck/Frozen Seatpost By Cutting With Sawzall

I tried removing the seized seatpost with lots of Kano Kroil penetrating oil, a 4 ton winch, Snap-On PH3050B air hammer, dry ice, heat gun, alternating heat/cold, a small sledge hammer, and a big pipe wrench. I seriously beat on it! It didn’t move at all. I finally resorted to cutting it out. I used …Read more »

Removing Stuck Aluminum Seatpost From Steel Bike Frame

The seatpost on the thrift store bike I bought was completely frozen. Watch my adventures in trying get it unstuck. I eventually got it out. The bike is a Mongoose Sycamore with a Cro Moly frame. The seatpost was aluminum. It appeared to have gotten corrosion down inside the seat tube. I resorted to using …Read more »

How To Make A Quill Seatpost/Expanding Seatpost

I show how to make a quill/expansion/wedge seatpost. Quill seat posts were found on some bikes in the 80s including Schwinn aluminum road bikes (564, 684, etc) from the Paramount Design Group (PDG). But they were prone to cracking. Replacements are expensive and hard to find. I bought the parts to make mine on ebay. …Read more »

Seatpost Size – From Wrong To Right

I replace an incorrect sized seatpost with a correct size seatpost for the frame. I bought a nice Koga Miyata bike, but it had a dirty old steel seatpost which was obviously not the correct post. And it looked like the diameter was too small since the seatpost clamp look a bit tight. I measured …Read more »

How To Clean/Lube A Suspension Seatpost

I show how to disassemble, clean, lube, and re-assemble a suspension seatpost.