How do I get my bike seat off the pole?
Squirt penetrating oil around the seatpost, and let it sit overnight. To get the most penetration, remove the bottom bracket, turn the bike upside down, squirt the penetrating oil in from the bottom of the seat tube, and let it sit overnight. The next day, stand over the bike and twist the saddle.
Can I cut my bike seatpost?
Cutting the post down is the proper way to do it really. Seat posts need to have a minimum amount of tube in the frame for safety though, so do some measuring and just cut off as little as you can get away with and file down any rough or sharp edges.
Do all bike seats fit all bikes?
While “most” bicycle seats are universal and interchangeable, not all bicycle seats are interchangeable or universal. However, the good news is that most modern bikes and brands have accepted that one fitting is best.
How do I get my saddle back on rails?
Put a rag on the floor, put the saddle on the rag upside down, stand on the nose of the saddle, put a big pipe wrench on the vertical section of the rail and bend it back in.
Should you grease saddle rails?
Yep, every saddle I install. grease on cradle, where the saddle rails live. Also a few drops of oil where the rails enter the saddle itself. Tacx Dynamic Assembly paste is a good option, unlike plain grease it increases the friction and it doesn’t attract nearly as much dirt either.
What angle should bike seat be?
For the road cyclist, the angle should be 30-35 degrees. The recreational cyclist should have a 35-45 degree angle.