Seized seatpost or stuck seatpost can be almost impossible to remove. That’s why there are so many videos on the internet with techniques that either don’t work or use dangerous chemicals. “Prevention is the best cure” to prevent seizing of bicycle seat post. We’ll show you how to remove your bike seat post, maintain the seatpost, prevent seizure and slipping seatpost. The method is quick and easy.
But some may say, why would I bother moving the seat post if the height is just right? But what if your new saddle is a different thickness from top to rails, you decide to get longer or shorter cranks, or change the height to increase comfort. Here’s how to maintain your post and prevent seizure.
1. Place a piece of tape around the post so you’ll know far to reinsert the post without measuring.
2. Loosen the seat post clamp bolt or quick release and remove the post.
3. Clean the post as well as the seat tube as best you can with clean rag.
4. Clean any old grease out of the seat tube. I use an old Hanger I’ve straightened out and stuff one end of a rag down the seat tube. Turn and remove.
5. Take off the seatpost clamp, clean and re-grease.
6. Apply a light coat of grease or appropriate lubricant to the post. I prefer using carbon paste such as Fiber Grip or Park ASC-1 which contains small particles that compress and prevent slippage.
7. Then re-assemble.
Cleaning and greasing least once a year at routine maintenance to prevent galling, corrosion or rust of the seat post (or prevent seized part). It will also prevent seatpost creak on a creaky bike or noisy bike. We’ll link to several videos on removing a seized seatpost.
Based on the number of videos out there On the internet Removal of a seized seat post due to Either corrosion or what we call Gall And can be a really difficult if not Impossible task We’re going to show you some ways to Prevent this from happening because Prevention is really the name of the Game You may say that well my saddle height Is fine I don’t have to go through any Kind of maintenance Well if you’re swapping out an old Saddle for a new one the height from the Top of the saddle down to the bottom of The Rails may be different you may Decide to change crank arm length as I’ve done here which will require an Adjustment to saddle height or maybe a Change in a seat height will increase Comfort let’s take a look at how we can Prevent seizure of the post itself First thing is to mark The seat post with a piece of Tape So we know how far to reinsert the post When we finish without having to measure Now let’s remove the post Wipe it clean Remove the Clear It may require a hex To loosen
The bolt to get that clamp off I also want to get any old grease or Grime out of the sea tube itself and What I have is a old metal hanger that I’ve straightened out with some pliers My cleaning cloth I’ll take a corner of it and stuff it as Far as I can down into the Tubing Swirled around a couple of times To get any Oil grease or dirt out Clean the seat post clamp in this case We have a quick release Go ahead and try to get at the areas of Old grease The cotton swab If this is off of a mountain bike that Gets very dirty you may want to remove The bolt completely and clean And then go ahead and apply a dab of Grease To Areas that you can get at And we’re set Now for reassembly We’ll put our clamp back on Okay We’ll apply I like to use either fibo grip which is Made for carbon fiber but you can use it On alloy and steel or Park ASC Anti-seize which will prevent any Slippage
Okay Start it to where our tape is make sure It’s lined up with the top tube We may have to tighten The bolt with our hex key Until we can get this nice and firm How often probably yearly at routine Maintenance maybe a little more often on Your mountain bike depending on the Conditions that you ride in If you perform such maintenance or have Further suggestions please comment below Also subscribe to keep up with our Latest videos it’s Tony a Tony 10 speed Safe cycling