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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+1, you need to use gravity or inertia to work the bolt back up. When I see this, I usually flip the bike over, (make sure the stem is tight so it doesn't fall off) and gently bang the front end on a workbench, or the floor (pad it first with a scrap of wood or leather). If that fails, see if the fork is open at the bottom, (most are not) and see if you can push it up. Otherwise use a piece of wire (clothes hanger or spoke) to make a fish hood and pull it up.
Once you have it up in the right place, and secure, remember that you must loosen the stem to adjust the headset via top cap screw.
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