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Old 11-18-02, 07:55 AM
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You could try this. Take the bolt completely out. Remove the fork. Squirt some Liquid Wrench in the steerer. Stand the fork upside down with the top of the steerer tube resting on a block of wood and padded with a rag. Tap the wedge/plug from the bottom using a wooden dowel. Work gently with light taps. It might work and as long as you take it easy there is almost no way you will hurt anything. This will be a good opportunity to service your headset bearings. Use grease on the wedge/plug, bolt and stem when you replace them.
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