Got a new saddle recently, slightly different to the old one, went to raise the Seat post only to find it's stuck in the frame! Problem is it's a carbon post and aluminum frame so can't grip it too tight for fear of cracking it.
So far I've tried: Lashings of WD40, Heating up frame (only with a hair dryer mind!), old inner tube wrapped around and mole grips clamped over, same process with stilson type (self tightening) wrench, but it won't budge, there is approx 8" of tube inside the frame so proving very difficult to shift. Also, the seat mounting bracket has come detached through me trying to twist it out, but that does mean access to the inside.
I don't want to drill a hole through it to insert a lever, but i can't see any other way, although there's no guarantee this will work either, and i don't really want to whack it in any further in case it just ends up wedged in further. Can't get at it from below either.
Anyone got any clever ideas or know of a tool i can push down inside that will allow me to whack it upwards?
Do you reckon this could be a warranty claim?