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finger_jockey

Member since Oct 2009 • Last active Oct 2020

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    Thanks, will give it a shot.

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    Yes, the wedge comes loose no problem. It’s the stem that’s seized and it’s not made any easier by the wedge not being easily removed from the shaft.

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    Thanks for this, I think I stumbled in it too and it was where I got the tip for the socket from. It looks like I need to persevere with trying to get the wedge out first, although it’s certainly a tight fit at the bottom of the crown. Fun times, right?

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    The fork shaft is tapered so I can’t remove the wedge from the bottom, not very helpful engineering on Brompton’s part.

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    How much effort did it take to belt out from the fork? I’m wary of damaging the wedge, as it won’t come out because the bottom of the shaft it tapered.

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    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?

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    That didn’t age well.

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    Can confirm the contis are great. Why it took conti so long to get in on Bromptons is a mystery.

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    I wouldn't/didn't run my Kojaks without it. IME Kojaks were very prone to glass p*nctures on the daily commute, not so much after sealant (at all), and when I took mine off, it was evident the sealant had been useful on at least one occassion.

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    Well that was an entertaining use of 1.5 hours on Sony Movie Channel. Would watch again, although I thought his wanton use of the pavement sets a bad example for impressionble young hipster-skiders.

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