Jammed on headset - how to get this thing off (with pic)
[SOLVED - don't think I can edit the thread title?]
I picked up a complete 2nd hand bike on TradeMe (like eBay in NZ) and am currently going through the dismantling process. As you can imagine I've hit a couple of snags - I'll keep each problem (2 atm) to a separate thread.
Cannot remove this damn headset/fork/steering tube assembly!!
The top cap and bolt came out easily as did the stem. Firstly the headset spacers were seized on and I couldn't remove them due to the rust on the steering tube. With a bit of WD40 and sanding back the rust the 4 spacers came off one by one. The only part left is the flared (spacer) part at the bottom but it WONT BUDGE.
I've tried liberal amounts of WD40, CRC, sanding the tube, the hammer + wooden block trick but there is absolutely no play and as you can see prying with a flathead screwdriver has just bent the metal of the headset.
Am I doing something wrong? Help appreciated
Last edited by sproyd; 01-31-12 at 12:30 AM.