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Old 11-29-2008, 08:25 PM
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Location: Oxford, FL
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Default re: First Motorized Build

Thanks for the tips... I have liquid wrenched and used penetrating oil over 2 weeks. I have put the seatpost in a bench vise and twisted on the frame... no go. This frame was out in the weather for 10 years, i don't think i mentioned that. So I cut the seat post and tried the hacksaw in the post as Sheldon and wheelbender suggested. There was 8" left in the seat tube. It was so corroded that when i rolled the aluminum post with vise grips, the seat tube deformed; it was as good as welded to the post. Soooo, judicious use of a hacksaw below the damage and a steel 3/4 inch post was tapped into the remaining aluminum. I topped it of with a 70's vintage cruiser seat with springs. Now, I can put my feet down when i roll to a stop. It is a little awkward pedaling (little leg extension), so to start I just come off the saddle.
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