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    stem/fork help

    Hey all,

    I have a newish trek 820 and im trying to remove the stem. the 2 hex nuts on the front of the stem seem to be welded shut. Also, the top bold wont budge. Does anyone have ay suggestions how to fix/remove this? Im thinking of cutting the 2 cross bolds to loosen it.

    Thanks,

    u.

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    dont cut . post a picture of this problem .
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    Here is a pic of the nuts that wont budge. Its like Trek sealed the back of them.


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    should be an allen head on the other side - most likely a 5mm but I've seen 6mm too

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    Squirt a little PB Blaster, penentrating oil, or WD-40 on the back and front.

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    Quote Originally Posted by uppgrayed View Post
    Here is a pic of the nuts that wont budge. Its like Trek sealed the back of them.

    Wut?

    That's the normal looking end of a hex bolt. Use a high quality p-handle hex wrench, may give you enough leverage.
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