Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Results 1 to 6 of 6
  1. #1
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    Ohio
    My Bikes
    Shogun Road Bike
    Posts
    19
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Help removing front forks/handlebar

    I'm having a little trouble disassembling the front of my bike. I've taken out a long screw from the top with an allen wrench. I've tried pulling after that, but it didn't seem to help. The part where the handle bar bit connections with the frame appears to have a screw off type part, but I'm not sure if this is just looks. I've included a top down and side view to help you help me.

    Thanks.
    Attached Images Attached Images

  2. #2
    Pwnerer Wordbiker's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Pagosa Springs, CO, USA
    My Bikes
    Road, MTB, Cruiser, Chopper, BMX
    Posts
    2,900
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    OK, take that long bolt and screw it back in at least a few turns. Now, smack it with a mallet. There is an angled wedge inside that fastens the stem in place that needs to be dislodged.

    If it still won't come loose it could be a bit seized. Some penetrating lube and some leverage should free it.
    Quote Originally Posted by ahsposo View Post
    Ski, bike and wish I was gay.

  3. #3
    Mmmm vegetables
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Toledo, OH
    My Bikes
    Schwinn World Sport, Fuji Sports 12, Diamondback Wildwood (haha)
    Posts
    59
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Haha, does your bike have a rear fork
    You need to take the stem (the grayish metal part with the allen head in the top). So, loosen the allen head and try to twist off the whole stem/handlebar assembly. You're correct about the handlebar connection, loosen the screw that fastens the clamp to the bars, however, you'll need to take off the brakes, shifters, and tape before you can get the bars off completely.

    edit: beaten to it.
    Last edited by Bardleyrichard; 03-08-08 at 11:51 PM. Reason: Posted too late

  4. #4
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    Ohio
    My Bikes
    Shogun Road Bike
    Posts
    19
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I just got it off. Thanks for the help.

  5. #5
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    Ohio
    My Bikes
    Shogun Road Bike
    Posts
    19
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    One more thing, how do I remove the forks now? I'm not sure if it was a lockring or something keeping it together still. Any ideas from the photos?

  6. #6
    Pwnerer Wordbiker's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Pagosa Springs, CO, USA
    My Bikes
    Road, MTB, Cruiser, Chopper, BMX
    Posts
    2,900
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by jimhoff View Post
    One more thing, how do I remove the forks now? I'm not sure if it was a lockring or something keeping it together still. Any ideas from the photos?
    You will need headset wrenches or a large adjustable wrench. The headset nut is a standard righty-tighty type with a cup and a locknut on top. Be careful when pulling the fork to catch any loose bearings, though most will be in a cage.

    Glad I could help
    Quote Originally Posted by ahsposo View Post
    Ski, bike and wish I was gay.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •