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Removing a roll pin that is seized in an adjustable bicycle seat post.

I cannot remove the roll pin from the Joplin (Maverick) adjustable seatpost to convert it to the remote system. The instructions show it coming out easily but even with the right tools it won't budge.

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Had the exact same problem. It seems some models use a solid pin that is very difficult to remove, whereas later models us a split pin that is relatively easy to remove. I had the older model that I couldn't budge. Ended up removing the saddle clamp mechanism and taking it to a machine shop. Several forceful hits with a large hammer, a proper punch, and a table-mounted vice and it eventually moved! My advice would be to find your local machine shop and see if they can do the same for you.

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