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I have decided to not use the triple trees this fork will fit better with the theme
But I have a problem......
How the heck do you get a rusty head set off with out cutting the fork?
I sparyed this thing months ago(and every day this week ) with PB Blaster. The rest of the bike came apart no problem but I can't get the fork out.
does heating with a torch work?... any other tricks?
Have you tried clamping the head tube in a vice and rapping on the top of the fork legs with a soft face hammer?
Last edited by bikeriderx on Tue May 18, 2010 3:26 am, edited 1 time in total.
It's always in the last place you look!
if you hadnt cut the frame loose id say stick the stem in a vice and then use the frame for leverage to twist it loose....but it doesnt work to well w/o the frame for a cheater bar.
cut the stem off and then use a drift punch to knock the remains of the wedge bolt/wedge out the bottom would be the easiest/fastest way
"WAKE UP AND LOSE"
have ya knocked the wedge outta the stem? (ie hammered down on the stem bolt after its almost fully unthreaded?)
thats def one of those split stems with the pry wedge in the middle. if you dont get it outta the way, the stem wont budge.
I tried to take the fork off a few months ago when I got the frame did not work.
never thought I would use the fork on this build tell I cut the frame up
I will try to punch out the wedge bolt. and put the fork in the vise with some wood blocks to protect it
see if I can find a big breaker bar
Thanks guys updates to come
Just got home from Garys (XC204) help me weld the seatpost THANKS GARY!
Better pics tomorrow
Skippy good news and bad. Good news fork came outa head tube ok. Bad news steerer tube rusted out and ice bulged. I could cut off tube and replace top section.
Bike Commuter all year long for last 13 yr
lots of bikes
Tig/stick/plasma hobby welder
Ice bulged? will 10 days of antibiotics clear that up?
Gary, Thanks for getting the fork out of head tube I think I have some other forks to use. dont worry about fixing
that one Thanks skip
mock up pics coming tomorrow
Okay busy weekend with the family
need to take a week off work to work on my bike
Big thank you to XC204. This would be JB welded If not for him
Still have to find a fork. The black Schwinn one in pics is also bent plus not the look I am going for but does look better
then the triple trees.
got the tanks just how I want them need to bolt them on.
I have some ideas on how to bolt seat on.
I do fit on the thing and can reach the bars
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