Bit of a technical question that I thought better to put here than in the general mechanics thread; for the first time since I’ve owned mine (two years, 2nd hand), I tried to remove my stem but surprise surprise, it’s seized. A little hammering and cursing later and only the wedge releases when I hammer the stem bolt. Next course of action - flip it upside down, spray a ton of lubricant up the fork and leave overnight, then hammer upwards using a socket - nothing.
It’s not critical right now, but when I upgrade to the disc fork, I don’t want this looming over me, nor do I want to shell out another £100+ for a new stem because I ended up sawing off the current one.
I’m missing something obvious, right?