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    having problems changing my cockpit

    im trying to install my new handlebars and stem for my goblin but i've ran into a few issues.

    1. how do I remove the airborne stem? I took out all the screws, but its still stuck on.

    2. i cant remove the brake levers from the handlebar, the screws seem to have been coated in super glue. the avid manual says use a 4mm hex wrench, which i've been doing, but i can't even get them to budge without my wrench bending or stripping. why are these so hard to remove?

    thanks

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    never mind about my first question, i just realized the rubber circle thing pops out from the stem

    still cant figure out these brake lever screws though

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    They shouldn't be that hard to remove. Mine loosen just fine.

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    you are right, they shouldnt be that hard to remove, not sure why both levers seem to be set in stone

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    Did the shifters come off just fine? One of those two clamps take a torx 20 I think.

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    i had no issues removing the shifters. i just tried a torx bit and it fit perfectly, but still neither brake would budge a millimeter. looks like whoever put the brakes on went waaaay too tight..

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    They are torx, as you figured out.

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    did you guys use loctite?

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    No, I don't believe so. They should be installed with a torque wrench. I can't say why yours may be too tight.

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    Like I said on the other thread, mine were really tight too. I had to spray penetrating oil on them and put the torx bit in my ratchet for more leverage to get them to budge

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    Try PB Blaster overnight.

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    i managed to 1 one off after using some penetrating oil, but i ended up stripping the other one pretty badly, oops

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    Quote Originally Posted by lmw View Post
    i managed to 1 one off after using some penetrating oil, but i ended up stripping the other one pretty badly, oops
    Did you use a torx bit or a hex? If you stripped it with a hex you should still be able to get it out with a t25 torx

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