I feel like such idiot. I am trying to change the stem, but I cannot get my Record levers off. I must be missing something really obvious. I took it by the bike shop by they're closed on Sundays.
First, my bars are the "anatomic" kind that has a sharp bend. I loosen all the way the 5mm nut that holds the shifter to the handlebar. It only goes as far as show in IMG_2230. When I slide my shifters down, the sharp bend in my handlebar causes the bolt circle in red in IMG_2237 to mash against my handlebar, so I can't remove it any further. I try to remove the bolt but I don't any hex wrench small enough to squeeze into the tight space.
Any help is appreciated. Thanks.