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Sunset to a Frozen Stem

Old 03-01-21, 07:19 PM
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Old 03-01-21, 07:38 PM
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Old 03-02-21, 01:23 AM
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I have found that a heat cycle using a propane torch greatly reduces the torque needed to twist out a frozen stem.

Unlike a seatpost, heating a stem won't damage any paint.

The stem quill expands lengthwise, which breaks the bond along much of it's length, allowing easy removal after the stem has cooled.

I've even been able to save the stem since the heating is relatively modest compared to the temperatures needed to damage an aluminum stem's structure.
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Victory, glorious Victory!
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Several years ago I ruined a Peugeot Super Competition Frame trying to remove a frozen seat post with a sawzall. Marked that "technique" off the list.
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wait, where was the black obelisk?
(I love Kubrick, but sometimes it just goes over my head....)

Steve in Peoria
(but is there any movie better than Dr. Strangelove??!!)
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Stems ..................................... uh huh.

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Originally Posted by steelbikeguy View Post
wait, where was the black obelisk?
(I love Kubrick, but sometimes...
The film was prescient in so many ways.
Yeah to Strangelove.
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BRAVO!! But, strange.......
The heroic, hedonistically sized, humunggo drill bit seems to be turning the wrong way???......

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BRAVO!! But, strange.......
The heroic, hedonistically sized, humunggo drill bit seems to be turning the wrong way???......
Reversed on its way out
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