Sorry if this is a daft question but is there an easy way of getting the OPI stem out? I'm trying to remove the lefty from the frame on my new Flash 29er 3 carbon (arrived this afternoon!) and the stem seems to be stuck somehow...
I followed the instructions on P12/13 of the 2011 owners manual in reverse (installation steps) - I've unscrewed the steerer, then removed it. Then I loosened the upper and lower clamp bolts. The OPI stem will rotate a little inside the bolts / bearings but will not pull out. I gave it a few whacks with a rubber mallet but that started to move the top bearing out of the frame and I didn't want to damage the frame bearing cups. Do these stems normally need a bit of welly to shift? or have I missed something out?
Many thanks for any advice.
(bike is lovely btw!)
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