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    A few days ago I picked up a vintage 531 steel frame with a stuck alloy seatpost.
    After a few attempts and different methods I though I’d leave it until the New Year and get the local engineering firm to heat it up for me.

    Anyway, in the middle of the night I woke up with a semi drunk idea.

    The seatpost is a layback design so I thought id used the drain grate at the side of the road as a spanner – it’s only bloody worked πŸ™‚

    Upturn the frame ,drop the post between the grate and use the frame as a huge spanner.

    Pleased, very pleased.

    Alcohol fuelled ideas, I salute you.

    cynic-al
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    And to think my first idea was to correct your spelling πŸ˜€

    Jamie
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    And to think my first idea was to correct your spelling

    +1.

    …but then I was going to let it go as it’s Christmas.

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    I know, it was done to annoy the STW massive πŸ™‚

    Merry Christmas πŸ™‚

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    You have no idea how much that has restored my faith in alcohol. Awesome πŸ˜†

    mtbtomo
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    +1 cynic-al here too

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    Nice punage there OP. πŸ˜€

    speckledbob
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    Like it. My old road bike from the eighties has the same problem. I may try the same thing later as I haven’t started drinking yet.

    Neil F
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    Anyway, in the middle of the night I woke up with a semi…..

    Stopped reading after this…… what did I miss? I’m thinking painfully kinky going by the title….. 😯

    RealMan
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    So how did you get the seatpost out of the drain once it dropped in?

    Jamie
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    @Neil_F

    Anyway, in the middle of the night I woke up with a semi…..

    It ended:

    I salute you.

    …if that helps.

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    The post needed to be twisted to brake the corrosion in the frame. It still took effort to remove it from the frame, it didn’t just plop out into the drain.

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    speckledbob
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    Ah. A very real risk Realman. Not sure if i’m prepared to be routing around a drain for a seat post half cut. May just try a big spanner.

    bencooper
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    There’s a bigger risk than losing the seatpost – twist too hard, and you could rotate the entire planet on its axis!

    If we have another ice age, we know who to blame…

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