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I have an old used peugeot 26" bike. The seat is raised too high and I need to lower it about 4" but the tube/shaft is sort of stuck(maybe because it was painted) How can I lower the seat?

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Loosen the bolt on the clamp holding the tube. Remove the seat from the tube. Put a piece of 2 X 1 or similar on top of the tube and tap the timber with a mallet or hammer. Just don't hit it too hard or you may do damage to the end of the tube or bend it especially if it is aluminium. Spraying some WD40 or similar on the tube where it enters the frame may help also.

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