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    Cannot remove my fork (threadless), what's the deal?

    I got a new (used) frame. The fork is stuck. I've dealt with threadless fork before, they all seem to come off nicely when you unload the stem and stem cover, but this is different.



    I need to remove the fork so I can change the headset (to Cane Creek Solos with higher spacers, nothing wrong with the current headset).

    Help?

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    Tap the top with a mallet (gently). And hold the bottom of the fork. It should move.
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    Yeah, a good tap should get it moving. If you have a rubber or leather mallet so much the better. If not, I'd cover the end of the steerer with a shop rag or something.

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    The compression cone in the upper bearing is probably wedged in tight. Remove the top cover and pry the inverted cone out and the fork should fall free.

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