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    Removing a Lefty Speed SL and XC3 SI stem from a Rush Carbon

    The title says it all!

    I searched on this cannondale forum for tips an how-to's on removing a Lefty, but all I could find were topics on removing Lefty's with older (detachable) clamps and with non-SI XC3, non integrated forktube-stems (the one with a shaft).

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    1. How do I remove a Lefty Speed SL and integrated XC3 SI stem from a Rush Carbon? With the manual, I already got so far: remove bottom cap and remove clamp screws. Now I can turn the Lefty independant of the stem . But then, the XC3 SI stem just WON'T MOVE ! In the Lefty manual, they use a special tool to remove the stem (KT020). Do I really need that tool? Now I try to pull out the stem, but it's kinda stuck (or my arm muscles are extremely weak ).

    Any help?

    2. If the tool KT020, does someone know where I can buy it online (or in Belgium, Europe)?

    Thanks!

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    try with an plastic hammer from bottom

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    Quote Originally Posted by eliflap
    try with an plastic hammer from bottom
    Won't go: the forktube of the stem is half a centimeter shorter than the head tube. If I'd bang it with a hammer, I'd hit the frame at the bottom of the head tube

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    yes i know the problem , i solved in this way..

    on my bike for lefty removal i do this:

    pull off down cap ( to be unscrewed) of combo stem/steerer

    insert inside of steerer tube of frame a plastic pipe with a large diameter similar to hole

    thah hit with hammer gently from bottom to top

    combo went out , lefty removed


    maybe , also the hand grip of hammer can be used instead of plastic pipe , and hit on the hammer with another hammer, metallic too

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    eliflap, it might be tough to get if you're in europe, but there is a perfectly shaped plastic/rubber tool that cannondale sells for this purpose. i was similarly confused the first time i took my fork off. i used a large socket and a socket extension to pound it out. good luck with your tuning.

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    oh well here in italy , it's difficoult to get bike of cannondale , tools it's impossible ...

    only 1-2 shops have normal availability of tools ...

    you're welcome , but i crashed into shore with wheels ...

    no decisions about hubs ....

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