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PostPosted: Thu Oct 24, 2013 10:17 pm 
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Hallo, I have an issue to be solved...
I have a aluminium fork on a aluminium frame with an aluminium stem an the stem is stucked. Also taking avay the stem bolt it does not move. Everything is really clean, the bike is almost new, but kept in a garage since 1990.

Grease dried up?
No grease at all and aluminium 'brazed' toghether?

Thanks to help me.


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 24, 2013 10:55 pm 
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What frame are we talking about?
Did You tried to turn the frame upside down and squirt good amount of some good lubricant/rust eater down the fork tube? Leave it so couple of days could help.


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 25, 2013 7:17 am 
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If its a quill stem (guessing it is at that age?) put the bolt back in, engage half a dozen or so threads, then tap the top of the bolt with a rubber mallet.
It'll free the wedge up.

If that's not the issue, this might help.
http://www.parktool.com/blog/repair-hel ... -and-stems


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 25, 2013 10:21 am 
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Klein mc1 :(
I have to decide to spray some wd40or similar...


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