Removing handlebars/stem

Paddy O'Lanterns /

I doubt this thing has been taken apart since it's creation. I've loosened the bolt on the stem and tried a few things to get the bars unstuck. Any tips on how I can get this all apart?

Re: Removing handlebars/stem

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot /

I think if you take that bolt you lossened and tap it down into the tube, it will release some locking cams allowing the stem to slide out.

Re: Removing handlebars/stem

Do up the bolt again then undo it only 1 or 2 turns and give it a goodly whack or 7 with a hammer, should be tight again then give her another 1 or 2 turns and do the hammer whacks again, might have to do round 3 of a couple of turns and the whacking but it should loosen by then.

Re: Removing handlebars/stem

Paddy O'Lanterns /

So the bolt should still be threaded? I did whack it once and it just went totally loose. I'll back it up and re-thread it again and try a few more time. I have a 10lb sledgehammer if this all fails.

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