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That isn't a cross bike. First, make sure the bike fits you. If it doesn't, its not really worth restoring (give it to someone who could use it). It looks to be spec'd with relatively cheap stuff, so I wouldn't sink a lot of money into it. The first thing to check is if the frame has any major cracks or damage. If that is in good condition, check the ...


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A bike gets into that age that parts get harder to find and more expensive. That bike looks aluminum. I would not put much money in it. If you can lube it up and put new rubber on it then great. I have a steel Bianchi 7 speed with XT and I am still reluctant to put much money in it. Can get cassette and a lot of the running gear - problem is shifters ...


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I found this video, and decided to do like him. He puts some kind of extension on his power drill, and on the end he puts a tiny 1 inch steel wire wheel. He drives the wheel up and down in the seat tube for some time until the rust is gone. I tried hard but never found a wirewheel this small in my country, at least not one that would fit on an extension. ...


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Using a small butane torch, heat the seat post till it breaks free from the frame.


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I had the same problem. I used vise grips and clamped down very tightly. I hit the vice grips with a hammer, repeatedly. This will jar it loose- it took me about 15 minutes. The bad news: when I did this with my bike, it left deep scratches on the post (the vice grips will come loose and need to be clamped down again).


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I recommend hitting the stuck seatpost with something like PB blaster for a while. If that doesn't work, I normally stick the seatpost in a vise and try to get some leverage on it that way (this is out of order with the tips of Sheldon). Sheldon has 14 tips for removing a stuck seat post which you can see here. As for heating, I've found that sunlight ...


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So, for starters, I wouldn't worry too much about damaging the seat post--it's likely that you'll need a new one anyway. Or you'll need to really buff the post off, and that will remove any scratches. Eventually, though, I would recommend getting an aluminum post, that will help keep this from happening again (see my next point). Secondly, yes, it is ...


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Penetrating oil (Liquid Wrench). It may take a few days as it needs to work its way down. Or it may free it up in a few minutes. The risk you take with a lot of force with a pipe wrench is you bend the bike or brake off the post or get the post out of round. You should grease the seatpost to help prevent this. If you don't bend the post then I ...


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Your bike is a JC Higgins sold at Sears stores. Not exactly sure of the year but I think most Komet hubs were used in the late 50's into the 60's. Just Google JC Higgins bicycle and I'm sure you'll find a picture of one just like yours. Good luck and don't give up on it. When she sees it looking like it did when she was a kid, it will bring back many ...



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