skip find. lates 70s/early 80s dawes echelon, 531 frame. missing a few bits.
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i googled dawes echelon to find out what age it might be, and one of the first results was an ad on adverts for the very bike i found, from three years ago:
Dawes Echelon Bike With Reynolds 531 Frame, Used Road Bikes For Sale in Dundrum, Dublin, Ireland for 200.00 euros on Adverts.ie.www.adverts.ie
is it galvanic corrosion? if so, phosphoric based descaler apparently is the way to go (that's if it's an aluminium seatpost *corroded* into a steel frame)
coke is a cheaper, less effective option, apparently.
another chap i know mentioned plusgas - using thermal shock to separate them. i can't remember if that was for a steel seatpost in an alu frame or vice versa - one metal has a higher coefficient of expansion, so if you freeze it, the seatpost should shrink more than the frame and break the seal,
this is a pain in the swiss. there's damage to the seat tube at the clamp. i suspect what happened was someone put a 26.6mm seatpost in and clamped it down, bending the seat tube slightly (which i think looks like a 27.2mm standard)
you can see a bulge and a tear in the tube several mm long, coming out of the end of the slot:
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yeah. probably fixable, but not by me. would require equipment and skills i don't have.
I've heard hes a miserable fucker. Still has his communion money, etc
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