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I'm trying to take apart the handlebar/front tube assembly of an old Western Flyer, Western Auto Stores tandem bicycle and can't get the part that holds the handle bar out of the tube. I want to replace the bearings. I have no model numbers or id other than what I gave. I would like 1) a assembly drawing, 2) ideas for finding model number, and 3) possible sources for parts. Thanks

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    want to find out about an old western flyer bicycle

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1 and 2: http://www.parktool.com/blog/repair-help/seized-seatposts-and-stems

http://www.sheldonbrown.com/brandt/stuck-stem.html

http://sheldonbrown.com/handsup.html

Yours is a quill-stem. Make sure you strike the binder bolt downward after loosening it.

3. Bicycle shops

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