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Handle Bars won't budge from quill stem.

Postby mattwilkinson » Wed Dec 26, 2012 7:14 pm

So i'm trying to get the handlebars out of a quill stem. They aren't actually stuck, but beside where the stem sits. There are corrugates holes.
Somehow I cannot get the stem over the holes.

Can someone help me out?

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by BNA » Wed Dec 26, 2012 7:20 pm

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Re: Handle Bars won't budge from quill stem.

Postby Bobbybobson » Wed Dec 26, 2012 7:20 pm

Pry open the stem a little with a screw driver or similar device. Be careful about scratching if you're worried about that.
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Re: Handle Bars won't budge from quill stem.

Postby Lots of steel bikes » Wed Dec 26, 2012 7:24 pm

mattwilkinson wrote:So i'm trying to get the handlebars out of a quill stem. They aren't actually stuck, but beside where the stem sits. There are corrugates holes.
Somehow I cannot get the stem over the holes.

Can someone help me out?

Matt

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I've had success in the past by putting a large flat bladed screwdriver or open ended spanner in the stem jaws and levering open a small amount.
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Re: Handle Bars won't budge from quill stem.

Postby baabaa » Wed Dec 26, 2012 7:54 pm

You know you want the right tool for the job
http://www.benscycle.net/index.php?main ... cts_id=900
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Re: Handle Bars won't budge from quill stem.

Postby coyote » Wed Dec 26, 2012 9:21 pm

baabaa wrote:You know you want the right tool for the job
http://www.benscycle.net/index.php?main ... cts_id=900


Thanks for the link, two hours later I made it back to fourms. 8) Lots of things I have not seen before. :D
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Re: Handle Bars won't budge from quill stem.

Postby Bobbybobson » Wed Dec 26, 2012 9:28 pm

Yeh, they run a pretty sweet shop with heaps of hard to find pieces
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