When I was tossing on the new fork I ran into a snag - a seized bolt on the stem. Stainless bolt in aluminum and it just wouldn’t budge.
- Tried tightening-loosening. Nope.
- Tried banging it a bit. Nope.
- Tried some cold. Nope.
- Tried some heat (carefully because of the carbon below). Nope.
It wound up stripping the hex on the bolt so I tried to just cut a slot in the bolt to get it out with a slotted screwdriver. Nope, still would not budge.
I went to the extreme of just cutting the bolt through the middle where the break in the stem was. That finally worked but now I’ve got a headless bolt stuck in there. I tossed on an old stem but how can I get that screw out of there now?