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!
- First cross race of the season at #AACX today....always a tough race when you are the race director as well but had a solid race for 4th in the Elite Masters. . . . . . #IFB #cyclocross #parvillacycles #vandessel #tifosioptics #pactimo #industrynine
- Got to ride the trails at Marine Corp Base Quantico yesterday at the Quantico Epic....50 miles of awesomeness despite the muddy trails. Gradually feeling like I have recovered from the #bestbikegameever . . . . . . #marathonmtb #parvillacycles #alchemybicycles #IFB #quanticoepic #cycling #mtbracing
- Perfect day out on the trails yesterday on the @alchemybicycles at #schaefferfarms . . . . . . #IFB #parvillacycles #MTB #xterratriathlon #mtbracing #marathonmtb
- Kind of a rough day at 6hrs at Woodstock. First 3.5 hrs were fine (even with a 10min stop for horses on the trail) and then stomach shut down. Probably related to stomach bug earlier in the week. Decided not to head out for another lap. Great trails though and a good race from Joe's Bike Shop as always. 📸: @dchammerette . . . . #6HAW #parvillacycles #mtbracing #mtbmarathon #IFB #patapsco #mtb