Re: [CR]Freeing Shimano stem/bars in 80s Dura Ace headset

Example: Framebuilders:Alberto Masi

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From: Steve Leitgen <>
Subject: Re: [CR]Freeing Shimano stem/bars in 80s Dura Ace headset
Date: Wed, 17 May 2006 08:03:02 -0500
To: John Jorgensen <>

It's 6mm and the original came with a piece of steel tube about 5in long to put over the short end of the allen wrench to act as a cheater.

Steve Leitgen La Crosse, WI

On May 16, 2006, at 7:38 PM, John Jorgensen wrote:
> Don-
> The angled back cap is just a protective cover for the internal
> cavity. You need a long allen key, 6 or 7mm, I forget at the
> moment, a "T" handle type works well and the fasteners you need to
> access are buried in the tunnels, Undo the quill bolt as one always
> would and tap with a mallet if required. All this trickery was to
> provide
> an aero look and save weight. Pino Morrioni did his quill bolt the
> same basic way, just he did not bother with the hidden bar fixing
> bolt.
> John Jorgensen
> departing from Torrance Ca USA