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Old 01-03-2020, 10:51 PM
clarendon clarendon is offline
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Help! Any tips on freeing Tarmac seatpost binder wedge clamp?

So the wedge clamp on my Tarmac SL6 fell into the seat tube when I removed the post and is now stuck somewhere down towards the Di2 cabling. Ugh.

I have tried hanging it upside down and trying to fish it out with a coat hanger but that hasn’t helped. Any advice? Please.
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Old 01-03-2020, 10:54 PM
parris parris is offline
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I don't know anything about the clamp you're talking about so I apologize if I'm asking a basic question.

Is the wedge threaded like an old school handle bar stem? If it is you may have luck in buying a long piece of threaded rod and try to screw the rod into the wedge. Just a thought.
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Old 01-03-2020, 11:10 PM
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If it’s stuck in the rats nest of Di2, you may need to pull the crank and BB depending on the build kit.


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Old 01-03-2020, 11:27 PM
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Is it for sure in there? Can you see it with a flashlight/phone?
If you are certain it is lodged, try a shop-vac while jostling the frame upside down.
I wouldn't poke around the wiring too much. Remove BB if nothing else works.
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Old 01-04-2020, 12:33 AM
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Is it for sure in there? Can you see it with a flashlight/phone?
If you are certain it is lodged, try a shop-vac while jostling the frame upside down.
I wouldn't poke around the wiring too much. Remove BB if nothing else works.
if you can't budge by it pulling with a coat hanger try "pushing" it from the opposite side
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Old 01-04-2020, 05:23 AM
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Turn it upside down and jiggle it. Short of that pull the crank. If you installed the center dust shield you might have to pull The bearings
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