I'm completely taking apart a 2014 Kona UTE (for fun, and to clean it, but nothing wrong with it). I'm not sure how to proceed with the fork. It is now "bare" (no wheel, no cable, no handle, no handlebar, nothing), but does not come loose.
The headset is listed (non-officially, but recent models have "FSA N0.10" as well) as being "TH ZST No.10". I believe the full reference is "FSA No.10 Semi Integrated Internal Headset 1-1/8Inches 8.2mm Top Cone ZS44, XTE1600". I'm not familiar with internal headset, so I've looked around:
- The service doc says nothing about how to install / uninstall it,
- Some site says that it's "just" supposed to come loose,
Pull fork from bike. It may be necessary to use mallet and tap top of steering column driving fork downward. Once fork is driven down as little as 25mm (one inch), lift fork back up and remove center cone from adjusting race. Remove fork.
- Some other site says that I'm supposed to remove the cartridge, like so:
But, as of now, the fork does not move, not even one millimeter (I mean, it can spin, but I can't move it up or down).
Am I suppose to force with a mallet gently, or is there something else that needs to be removed before trying to have the fork come loose?
EDIT: some other solutions are suggested here, like "whack[ing] the steerer from the side a couple time", or "a tiny little flat bladed screwdriver in the gap, and carefully pry one edge up". Also, this post gives the terminology quite clearly.
Update: I give up. I've tried many different techniques, and the fork never moved. Since it is not damaged and work properly, I give up, and just leave it like it is.