Join Date: Oct 2004
Bikes: All 70s and 80s, only steel.
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Argh/Frick! %^&!ing stem swap!
Why can I not get this stem unstuck from around the drop on my drop bars--it will go neither further on the curve nor further off. I've tried everything, but my twisting seems to only have the effect of slowly grinding away the aluminum of the bars and the stem. Please give me some helpful advice.
(I can't use a coin to separate the width of the stem further, because neither the back nor the front of the bolt hole is threaded.)
It tried adding liquid soap, oil, pulling, pushing, force, finesse. ERG. I can't spend another several hours just trying to get these bars on OR off.