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!
- Searching out some local gravel for a recovery hour this evening......Bowie Racetrack was perfect! Dead flat, no-one else around, zero cars. 128 furlongs of easy riding. . . . #parvillacycles #gravelride #cycling #ciclismo #bowiemd #IFB
- With group rides being off the table for the foreseeable future (my own personal choice) it's been fun to spend some more time on the #specializedshiv Time to think of an epic ride to do. . . . . #iridespecialized #specializedfans #IFB #parvillacycles #timetrial #swimbikerun #ironmantri #cyclinglife #triathlon
- Taking The Shiv Out For A Drive
- Wow time flies....7 years ago racing at the @ripitevents Maryland Duathlon in the National Championship kit! Still have the 🇺🇲 kit from @pactimo_official but the sideburns are gone 🤣 . . #parvillacycles #IFB #triathlontraining #duathlon #pactimo #swimbikerun #ironmantri