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 Post subject: Re: Stuck Stem Wedge
PostPosted: Fri Jun 03, 2016 8:44 am 
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If that doesn't work I recommend turning the frame upside down and going in from the bottom ( :shock: )

Use a piece of metal rod (rebar is perfect) and give it some with a proper hammer. The steerer above should be reasonably clean (since the stem came out ok) so it will probably come out easier the way it came in. The metal bar will have less flex than the quill bolt so more oomph transferred to the wedge :)


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 Post subject: Re: Stuck Stem Wedge
PostPosted: Tue Jun 07, 2016 10:15 am 
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raidan73 wrote:
If that doesn't work I recommend turning the frame upside down and going in from the bottom ( :shock: )

Use a piece of metal rod (rebar is perfect) and give it some with a proper hammer. The steerer above should be reasonably clean (since the stem came out ok) so it will probably come out easier the way it came in. The metal bar will have less flex than the quill bolt so more oomph transferred to the wedge :)


Sounds like a great idea ... I'll locate a metal bar and get stuck in!


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 Post subject: Re: Stuck Stem Wedge
PostPosted: Tue Jun 07, 2016 11:06 am 
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I'm not gloating but i think i've only had this issue once as i remember i re attatched the stem and bolt so the bottom of the head of the bolt was level with the top of the stem then i whacked it with the hammer which loosend the wedge allowing me to pull and waddle the stem at the same time which free'd the wedge from what i remember i had a sore wrist afterwards so be careful and fingers crossed you'll win out ;) .


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 Post subject: Re: Stuck Stem Wedge
PostPosted: Thu Dec 28, 2017 7:30 pm 
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Thread-resurrection time :shock:

Update: I blocked the bottom of the steerer tube with some plasticene, sprayed the wedge with liberal amounts of Plusgas, and left it to soak overnight. I then inverted the bike, blocked the top of the steerer tube, sprayed some more Plusgas, screwed the stem bolt into the bottom of the wedge ... and the wedge came loose after four knocks with a small hammer! 8)

I recommend Plusgas for dislodging stem wedges :twisted:


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 Post subject: Re: Stuck Stem Wedge
PostPosted: Fri Dec 29, 2017 8:57 pm 
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Glad to see you sorted it out mate although it has been areal long time to update :shock: ..


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