This past lunchtime was spent in the local Auto Supply store looking at all the different types of "Penetrating Catalysts" as they are known in the trade....sounds a bit dodgy to me but essentially they are just solvents that loosen items that are stuck together.
And those two items are my carbon seatpost and my road frame....went to try and remove the seatpost last night and nada....didn't move an inch! Got the WD40, still nothing and after a good while twisting and pulling nothing to report of apart from hands that hurt. So tonight the "Penetrating Catalysts" come out and if that doesn't work the hairdryer will make an appearance. Apparently heating the seat tube can work on seized seatposts!
If all that fails then I will have to lose the seatpost for good and cut it out...something that I do not exactly want to do but may have to be done. Last night immediately afterwards I went and checked the seatpost on the Blue and made sure that it came out.....it did *phew*.
Definitely a lesson learnt, remove the seatpost every now and again and give the seat tube a clean!
- When these @iamspecialized shoes get pulled out you know that the @xterraplanet race season is around the corner. The holy grail of Xterra equipment .....if you have a pair you have to take good care as they are no longer made! . . . #parvillacycles #IFB #xterratriathlon #triathlontraining #swimbikerun #xterraoakmountain #mtbracing #mtblife #triathlon #triathlete
- In the world of COVID restrictions not all #coffeeride stops are glamorous! Rode out to @riseupcoffee in Edgewater, awesome coffee as always but with limited capacities it was had while basking in the morning sun in the parking lot. Life could be worse.... . . . #parvillacycles #IFB #riseupcoffee #iridespecialized #cycling #cyclingphotos #swimbikerun #triathlon #ironmantri #ultramantri #xterratri
- Time to start going long. Getting 15miles in close to home and no need to stop for traffic or lights! Races are approaching..... . . . #parvillacycles #IFB #swimbikerun #triathlon #ironmantri #xterratriathlon #ultramantri #running #ironmanmaryland #wahooligan
- Happy Anniversary to the best parents anyone could ever want....51 years and counting! ❤ . . . #valentinesday #weddinganniversary #honeymoonisland #IFB