I would say it could probably be massaged back into a shape close enough to the bearing race that it could be pressed back in.
I just bought a world tour schwinn and i'm trying to take off the quill and i cant figure out how it do it. im problably going to end up taking it in to yojimbo's tomorw.. but i need to know for my self
My Goal: to be able to switch between bike forks easily/quickly.
My Idea: have a race installed on each fork.
1. is that a plausible solution?
2. if so, do they sell just a fork race?
3. if so, are there race-headset compatibility concerns?
I just got a winter bike; But the seat post is stuck. I can't move it up, down, out. I tryed wd-40, nothing happened. I tryed a pry bar to open up the frame no such luck. I'm thinking about some heat or anything.
A good penetrating spray is PB Blaster. If it can be undone with a lubricant, that is your baby right there. I like notoriousDUG's technique.
Applying heat might work as well, but I am just too stupif to advise on anything like that, but I will say that seized seatposts are tough. I passed on a $50 80s road Bianchi with a seized seatpost a while back just because it is a bit of a gamble as to whether you can get it out without damaging the frame. You made me nervous for example when you discuss using "a pry bar to open up the frame" which doesn't sound like a good idea.