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Old 04-06-10, 11:54 AM
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frozen handlebar stem

My handlebar stem is frozen in the steering tube, and i can't complete an overhaul until i can get the stem out. I understand that this is a very difficult problem. any suggestions. Thanks
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Do a search for "stuck stems" and/or "stuck seatposts". This topic comes up all the time. Also go to Sheldon Brown's web sit as he has a article discussing this in detail.
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Quill stem I assume? Try soaking it in PB Blaster or similar yet?
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