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Old 09-03-17, 08:36 PM   #1
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Yo crew, need some advice

I have a 1980 super goose with gold stem headset that just won't budge. Is there a secrete trick to remove it, or it's just rusted in??? Would totally appreciate some held yo..thanks
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These stems, along with all stems of that era, use an expander wedge system of one kind or another. They all work the same way, with a draw bolt that pulls the wedge up to jam it into the steerer tube. To free it you have to loosen the draw bolt until it rises about 1/8" or so. Then protecting it with a piece of wood or whatever, hammer it until it drops pushing the wedge free.

That should free the stem. If not, then it's truly frozen, most likely because of corrosion. So, before we deal with that, cross your fingers and see if freeing the wedge does the trick.
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Old 09-04-17, 12:23 AM   #3
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Yeah bro haven't tried that yet,good call. I've taken the bolt right out and flipped the frame and tried belting it out that way with no joy (wrong way I take it)? Ay thanks man I'll let you know.
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Yeah bro haven't tried that yet,good call. I've taken the bolt right out and flipped the frame and tried belting it out that way with no joy (wrong way I take it)? Ay thanks man I'll let you know.
Thread the bolt back to capture the wedge, then bring the4 bolt down until the head only has about 1/8" to drop. You want to do it this way, so the threads are fully engaged. Otherwise you risk damaging the threads and won't be able to tighten the stem later.
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So does it want too fall out the bottom? Or should it come out like usual BMx stems?.

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The wedge is supposed to stay attached loosely by the draw bolt and come out with the stem.

Sometimes when the bolt is removed completely, you can't pick up the thread, in which case you use the bolt to push it down. However, doing it that way, risks the wedge getting stuck in the fork (it can't come out the bottom), and it can be hard to get back out.

That's why I say to engage the bolt so the head only has 1/8" or so to drop.
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Yehhhhh budy worked a treat.last night kloged stem hole and duct taped stem set and filled upside down with
WD40 too spoke. Any way flipped it up used your advice. BANG one tap and free. So stoaked bro. Thanks again
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Old 09-12-17, 04:37 AM   #8
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Chasing some more advice lads

Yeah I've got a 1979/80 supergoose teams mongoose as far as I know with the numbers, parts, frame sect. I'll throw some pics up and see what you think.. The frames bit rusted but rest is sweet. The gold arayas rims 20/1.75 have EA stamped on the shamarno hub front wheel and a smaller wheel but and the back rim is stamped EA on hub?? Any ideas would be appreciated thanks.
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i was 12 when that came out and was working on paying off a used team mongoose frame, fork, headset, and maxi-cross ( red ) three piece alloy crank with bottom bracket ( that awesome blue ) at the bike shop across the street from me. i just happened to be in there when the teenager traded it in. i remember he was there with his older brother and mother. don't remember what he got, all i knew is that i had to have it.
it took me nearly a year. there were probably 4 pages of receipts because if i had 23 cents to put towards my bike, i did.
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