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post #21 of 117 (permalink) Old 01-08-2018, 01:34 PM
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Tap the top bolt.

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Okay, now I'm in real trouble. The handlebars are tweaked a little to the left and I can't seem to figure out how to move them.

Anybody here know which nut I'm supposed to loosen, or how to line up the bars? Or failing that, where the detonator switch is?

I'm pretty sure it's supposed to be the bottom nut. The knurled thing below it is the tension knob for the head bearings. Don't know what that upper bolt is for.
As an specialist , ( i was bike mechanic about 45 years ago , - an after scholl job ! ) , you turn that upper bolt with your pictured "arrow" loose , punch it down with a hammer , (this bolt activates an inner piece like in some concrete ancors ) ,and you can turn the handlebars or lower or raise them.

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Will an 8 pound sledge hammer be enough?

Thanks guys, I'll give it a try and let you know.

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The top bolt should loosen the bars, the lower nuts are for the head bearings. Try tapping on that bolt with it loosened.
Never mind, I see it has already been addressed.

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It worked! How do you guys know that?

I would have never figured it out.

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Oh, and the 8 pound sledge hardly bent the frame at all.
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It worked! How do you guys know that?

I would have never figured it out.
Didn't you take your bicycle apart to see how it worked when you were a pup?

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Dennis,it’s down the center of the sten,Allen bolt.dont loosen that collar.
Never mind,I see you fixed it

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Didn't you take your bicycle apart to see how it worked when you were a pup?
We had Western Flyer's. Mine was a single speed with fat tires and my older bro's was a 3 speed with skinny tires. I don't recall the handlebars having that bolt on either bike. And, by the time I was in Jr. High, I had pretty much given up pedals.

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Wait till he tries to loosen the pedals!
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