Ok here’s what I’m going to try, and I think maybe someone already suggested something along these lines; Remove saddle and substitute about a 2-3’ long piece of 2x4 and bolt securely to the seat post. Secure the frame as much as possible. Oh, I also have a heat gun I will use just prior to my loosening attempt
Twist the 2x4 until it frees up. I think this will work as I will have much more leverage than just trying to grab and twist the saddle. I have also sprayed the area with penetrating oil and I’m letting it sit for about 24 hours. If this fails, I give up haha!
After I broke the bracket off my QU-AX seatpost i had to put my frame in a vice and use a pipe wrench to get the end of the post out of the frame. I think it was because it was a knurled post because it wasn’t rusted at all. The new post was also very tough to get in, so I think the QU-AX seat-tubes are tight fitting to begin with. If you plan on reusing the post ofter taking it out, DO NOT use this method as it will trash the post completely.
Well, the saddle height is a tad low for me, but then again I can learn sif with it! No seriously, you can check out the thread in the trading post to see what I decided to do with the uni, but i just wish I’d thought to check the seat before I bought it…but then again I prolly still would have bought it, thinking I could easily fix it!
FIXED! Finally got it out using a 2’ section of 2x4 in place of the saddle for leverage. It took so much to get it loose that the heavy lag bolts I had it attached to gave way through the 2x4 just as began to turn! egan So I retightened the bolts and slowly but surely twisted it out. I think I know why it got stuck in the first place.
The previous owner wanted the seat lower (it’s never been cut down!) so instead of cutting it, he pushed the seat as low as he could get it, to the point where it’s not supposed to go because at the very lowest point, it’s apparently “tapered” somewhat as an indiaction of where to stop so it won’t go through and the tire!
It seems to be so because the seat post goes in/out very easily down to about 6", then get’s hard to go further. So he must’ve judt jammed it in too far causing it to get stuck; and man was it stuck!