- Help! Seat Post Snapped in Frame!
Trek 69er single speed as it hapens.
I can’t get any movement at all – it’s well seized. I’m not sure that a coat hanger would have the strength but it’s worth a try – or something more industrial with a hook. Thanks.
I’m still thinking that if I drilled through 2 of the slots & through the seatpost in 2 places that I could get a strong bar through, which would give me the ability to pull the remaining post out or gently tease it up with a hammer (or pig skin mallet).Posted 7 years ago
Any other ideas before I drill and do something which isn’t reversible?AmosMember
We have split collets at work that you could slip inside then attach a slide hammer too, I would n’t suggest drilling anything , you may cause a burr that’ll make it even harder to remove. Where are you based? Oh and in the interim turn upside down remove BB and fire a can of WD40 into the seat tube! (block the snapped end up with something first)Posted 7 years ago
Went for a quick spin tonight and noticed play in my seatpost when I stopped at a gate after a few miles. Grasped the saddle to get a better idea and the seatpost separated leaving nothing protruding from the frame – luckily, I was stationary at the time.
I guess it’s taken a while to get into this state as I haven’t tightened the seat post collar recently. Anyway, I have a snapped Thompson seat post stuck in my Trek 69er Ali frame and I’m not sure how to get it out.
There are 3 slots in the frame at this point and I was thinking of drilling straight into the seat post, fixing a small bolt and nut to give me something to hit with a hammer in an upwards direction. Is this a mad idea – is there a better way?Posted 7 years ago
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