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Old 08-15-08, 08:22 AM
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Frozen Aluminium Stem

I have the bottom of a frozen Aluminium stem stuck in a steel steerer tube on a bike I really need the forks from.
I don't mind what happens to the stem, as it is only the vertical part on there anyway.

Any help will be appreciated

Thanks

Also the wedge is still stuck inside too.

I have also used the search function and google to no avail.

What can I use to freeze the stem inside as I have no CO2
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i jam my thumbs up and back into the tubes. this way i can point my fingers straight out in front to split the wind and attain an even more aero profile, and the usual fixed gear - zen - connectedness feeling through the drivetrain is multiplied ten fold because my thumbs become one with the tubing.
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Old 08-15-08, 11:14 AM
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Just managed to remove it now

I cut the top of the stem off, leaving about half an inch showing
took the headset out
got the wedge out of the bottom after removing brake and wheel
Prpoane torch while it was in a vice, turned it some until there was a gap
Put WD-40 into the gap, turned it some more and it came completely free, no damage to steerer tube
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i jam my thumbs up and back into the tubes. this way i can point my fingers straight out in front to split the wind and attain an even more aero profile, and the usual fixed gear - zen - connectedness feeling through the drivetrain is multiplied ten fold because my thumbs become one with the tubing.
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