How To Remove Stuck Handlebar Quill Stem – Worst Case Scenario!

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I have been asked several times how to remove a frozen quill stem. But none of the bikes I was working on had frozen stems. Or they were only a little bit stuck and were so easily removed that it wasn’t worth making a video. Then I hit the jackpot with this bike. It was an old Schwinn I had sitting in my garage. They don’t get any more stuck than this one! I started with penetrating oil. Then vinegar to dissolve the rust. Heat gun the expand the metal and break the bond. Hitting it with a hammer. I finally resorted to cutting it off.

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