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Old 05-30-19, 12:59 PM
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Any idea how this comes apart?

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Old 05-30-19, 01:49 PM
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Pry off "Look" cap, and have a look ?
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Old 05-30-19, 02:41 PM
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Originally Posted by mixteup View Post
Pry off "Look" cap, and have a look ?
Cap is off, allen bolt out, nothing moving.
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Hmm - Damn newfangled technology ........
Is there a circlip / snap ring or something, holding in a bearing or something ?
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What does it say on there? Something stem

I'll assume you looked through this stuff.

https://www.lookcycle.com/en/mounting-instructions/

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Old 05-30-19, 10:10 PM
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First I'd treat it like a quill stem. Loosen the top bolt a few turns but don't remove it. Tap it down (maybe leave the Allen key in and tap that). If it moves, the stem is now loose.
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Is there a bolt under the cap?

That would be the quill stem bolt- do what andrewclaus says above.

& probably remove the exposed allen bolt as well to disconnect the stem from the fork.

Man- they come up with some complicated ****!

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Here's a link to a page with a patent drawing of this set up - It's called a "Monoblade" fork -
I can't get just the image out - It won't let me do it, so that's all I got.

Anyway, it looks like there's a hollow axle of some kind that passes through a couple bearings -
Probably held in by that allen bolt you removed.
If you can't find a way to get that tube out of the bearings, then I don't know .........

https://issuu.com/lookcycle/docs/white_paper_796_bd

PS - Why is it that the French have to make things so mechanically difficult ?
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Old 05-31-19, 07:15 AM
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Have you looked under the fork?
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Originally Posted by mixteup View Post
Here's a link to a page with a patent drawing of this set up - It's called a "Monoblade" fork -
I can't get just the image out - It won't let me do it, so that's all I got.

Anyway, it looks like there's a hollow axle of some kind that passes through a couple bearings -
Probably held in by that allen bolt you removed.
If you can't find a way to get that tube out of the bearings, then I don't know .........

https://issuu.com/lookcycle/docs/white_paper_796_bd

PS - Why is it that the French have to make things so mechanically difficult ?
Good job finding that. From the image on page 6, it appears the visible countersunk Allen bolt is a "normal" quill stem bolt after all, and the abnormal headset is accessible after removing the abnormal stem.
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Originally Posted by mixteup View Post
Here's a link to a page with a patent drawing of this set up - It's called a "Monoblade" fork -
I can't get just the image out - It won't let me do it, so that's all I got...
https://issuu.com/lookcycle/docs/white_paper_796_bd
There's usually a workaround to view embedded images, including that Issuu site:
  • Click on the browser's "view source" option.
  • Search (usually Ctrl-F) for image files, usually jp* for jpgs or jpegs. Sometimes PNG.
  • Right click to view in a separate window or tab.
  • Link to or download the image for future reference.

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based on that schematic, it looks to me like you need to pull the axle/spindle (50 in the diagram), and then the whole fork assembly will slide off, forward.
it would be super helpful if there was a breakdown of what the part numbers actually were. i mean you can see needle bearings and the lower ball bearing, but 54? 66?
post a pic with the cap and the other pieces removed
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Originally Posted by canklecat View Post
There's usually a workaround to view embedded images, including that Issuu site:
Thank you - I'm not really very computer literate, but I am good at finding things, sometimes
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Thanks, all.
Bike is being shipped intact, so I'll work on it when it arrives.
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