I have a 1980s Lotus Touring bike I'm trying to get back on the road and the quill stem is stuck. I've soaked it and tried to pry it looks but it isn't budging. I was thinking of cutting the stem just below the handlebars, removing the fork from the frame and torching out the rest of the stem. The fork is of course a steel steerer tube. Any other way?
This seems the quickest route.