We've all had them and we read about them here. I thought we might want to share those dark moments that we sometimes like to forget.
Mine was finally finding the Centurion Ironman I wanted at a reasonable price only to find the stem was frozen solid to the steertube. It was so bad I took it to the LBS to have the experts take it out. While trying to remove it, the the stem snapped. It took three days of soaking and prodding and a metals expert to figure out how to get the stem out. Still, the threads on the steertube were damaged, but it works.
So what's the worst nightmare you encountered?