Re: [CR]stuck handlebars...help, please


Example: Framebuilders:Alex Singer
From: <CYCLETRUCK@aol.com>
Date: Wed, 29 Aug 2001 07:54:56 EDT
Subject: Re: [CR]stuck handlebars...help, please
To: Classicrendezvous@bikelist.org


Forget the liquid wrench and WD40. Soak it well w/ TriFlo. It penetrates faster and deeper. This works 95% of the time for me but when it fails, blow torch heat applied to the overlap(don't over do it) can break a rust weld. I've never had to do this with an aluminum stem though....I dont know what the risks are in that case.

Calvert Guthrie Kansas City

In a message dated 8/29/2001 12:53:37 AM Central Daylight Time, Roadgiant@cs.com writes:
>
> Sorry to plead but I'm at a loss as to what action to take to free
> these babies. I've soaked the space between headset and stem with liquid
> wrench but how to turn the bars without torqueing the fork?
>
> Scott "stuck bars in my head tube" Smith
> LA