I couldn't car less.
Join Date: Nov 2003
Bikes: Ritchey P-series prototype, Diamondback, Nishiki Triathelon Pro.
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Ya, I figured it out one day....
I removed the stem -didn't know about the wedge and never saw it. Had my bike upside down in the yard spray painting the frame and I guess the wedge fell out.
Tried to re-assemble and the bolt wouldn't grab...maybe too short a bolt?...a longer one...nope...
O.k., how bout a foot and a half long one?...Naw, must be something else.
So I just took a different quill out of a bike and found the magical item.
The lawnmower found the lost wedge later.
If you have a corrosion problem and the wedge is jammed.=
Take the wheel off, thread the bolt through the hole in the underside of the fork crown -into wedge -and tap it out from the underside.
The thing is to insert them assembled, if you just pull the bolt and stem out, the wedge will drop lower into the steerer and the bolt doesn't reach sometimes.
Last edited by jeff williams; 04-02-05 at 11:30 PM.