Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: New Rochelle, NY
Bikes: too many bikes from 1967 10s (5x2)Frejus to a Sumitomo Ti/Chorus aluminum 10s (10x2), plus one non-susp mtn bike I use as my commuter
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You can pull the fork, and since there's no cosmetic issue with the steerer, warm it with a torch.
If the bottom is open, and you can either flip the wedge over, you can put the headset locknut back on, support it straddling the jaws of a bench vise, and use a long punch to drive the stem out. (the wedge must be flipped over for this to work otherwise you'll be expanding the stem making it worse) This method only works with conical wedge stems, not with Japanese style angle wedges.
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