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    1980s Schwinn Le Tour Headset

    Hey guys,

    This isn't a mountain bike I know but hopefully you will still be able to help me.

    I am converting this to a single speed. I am trying to get the stem out to remove the stem shifters but am running into difficulties since I have not done this before. I loosened the hex nut with a crescent wrench and I twisted the circular knurled nut. I am twisting the knurled nut up towards the top of the headset. Should I be twisting it down towards the fork? How the hell do I get this apart so I can just take out these shifters and put it back together?
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    You need to break the wedge loose from the quill stem to get that out first. Loosen the 6mm hex on top of the handlebar stem about 6 or 7 turns and then give it a whack (the bolt head) with a rubber mallet to break the wedge loose. The stem should come free, allowing access to the headset locknut above the shifters.

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    Wow, got them off . Thanks man!

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