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PostPosted: Sun Mar 10, 2013 5:00 pm 
Pumpy's Bear
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Bit more soaking need as didn't like how the forks were twisting although the stem does seem to have rotated a few mm off straight so looking hopeful.


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 10, 2013 10:40 pm 
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I take it youve loosened off the expander bolt & whacked the wedge down?


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 11, 2013 12:17 am 
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minor_LEGEND wrote:
I take it youve loosened off the expander bolt & whacked the wedge down?


Yes, did that when I got the bike, didn't make b..... all difference so left it a few months (was that going to help?) and then today thought that I better have it again so as a first step checked the expander bolt was still loose - it was - and gave it a whack. Nothing had changed from previously - and I have no idea why I thought it would - hence the thread here.


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 11, 2013 10:31 am 
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try this method:

http://vimeo.com/59399246


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 12, 2013 10:30 pm 
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This worked for me. I up turned the frame and forks on to a black and decker work bench and placed the stem between two bits of wood in the vice of the bench. I then lashed two bits of 2"x2" squared timber, a minimum of 2' long either side of the crown on the fork. Using a twist motion, back and forth, the stem came loose from the fork steerer.


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