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Old 11-18-02, 11:32 AM
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Hey, guys, keep working! I appreciate it.

I think it is a plug vs. wedge. Lotek's right. The quill is jammed in the steerer. I can loosen the headset (to take pressure off bearings), but he whole mess is still trapped in the headtube. I've Been squirting WD-40 down between the quill and the steerer, which I can access directly by removing the headset adjustment bolt. It's not liquid wrench, but it should lubricate, loosen things, and help flush grit. I'm hoping that ongoing treatments for a few days will free things up.

FWIW, the quill was greased. The only thing I can figure is that it was overtightened, and permenantly enlarged the quill? Arghhh.
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