Harry Hall project

Discussion in 'Vintage and Classic Bikes' started by queasyrider, 29 Jan 2018.

  1. queasyrider

    queasyrider Still perplexed

    I bought this a couple of weeks ago, and the seller just wanted £25. It looks tatty and well used, but has been stored for years and luckily no frame damage or rust. Was hoping to get started on it soon but it looks as if the stem and seatpost are well and truly stuck in the frame, so there will be a slight delay until I get them out. I'm undecided about keeping it period correct or dragging it screaming into the 21st century.

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  2. Clean the grime off, new cables, tyres etc as required, ride and enjoy.
     
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  3. biggs682

    biggs682 Smile a mile bike provider

    Location:
    Northamptonshire
    Good luck getting the stem and post out , but enjoy once done
     
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  4. midlife

    midlife Veteran

    I can see a mark on the seat post where it has been moved up at some time :smile:
     
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  5. OP
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    queasyrider

    queasyrider Still perplexed

    Well spotted. I am happy to work on it for a long time if it means I can keep the seat post.
     
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  6. ozboz

    ozboz Über Member

    Location:
    Richmond ,Surrey
    That is a snip at that price !
     
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  7. I like Skol

    I like Skol Hold my beer and watch this..........

    Location:
    Ashton-under-Lyne
    Nice. Must be mid-late 80s? To my untrained eye that seatpost doesn't look like it will take much shifting, there definitely seems to be an air of oily greasiness about the bike so I would just service it to within an inch of its life and run it as is. :okay:
     
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  8. raleighnut

    raleighnut Guru

    Location:
    On 3 Wheels
  9. woodbutcher

    woodbutcher Über Member

    Location:
    S W France
    Have you seen R J the bike guy release a stuck seat post with his "upside down" hammer thingy ? He almost had cardiac arrest but it worked :smile:
     
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  10. Cycleops

    Cycleops Veteran

    Location:
    Accra, Ghana
    ^^^^^He means a slide hammer. Could work for you if you can get hold of one, or even make one.
    Have a look at RJs other videos on removing seat posts.


    View: https://youtu.be/S3ek2GeZzE0

    Nice deal.
     
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  11. woodbutcher

    woodbutcher Über Member

    Location:
    S W France
    I couldn't understand why he didn't hang the frame securely upside down and employ the service of gravity on the slide hammer (thingy) !
     
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  12. biggs682

    biggs682 Smile a mile bike provider

    Location:
    Northamptonshire
    Tried something similar once and the top section came out long before the post moved
     
  13. biggs682

    biggs682 Smile a mile bike provider

    Location:
    Northamptonshire
    How is he holding the bike so still
     
  14. OP
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    queasyrider

    queasyrider Still perplexed

    Interesting. But that post does not appear to be too strongly fused to the seat tube judging by the way that the fluid seems to have penetrated well down the length of the post. I reckon the problem was mostly due to a very tight fit and the post set in very deeply. (Where's fnaar when you need him?)
     
    Last edited: 30 Jan 2018
  15. Cycleops

    Cycleops Veteran

    Location:
    Accra, Ghana
    He’s got his foot on the chainring, be easier with the tyres deflated.
     
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