Then again in the days of dirt poor, unsponsored Moto cross, between races you would loosen up the pinch bolts, have a buddy clamp the wheel between his legs and you would yank on the bars.
I'm not saying you should do this. Just sayin' it's been done. Remember I go back to the days of extended front end choppers built with slugs that sometimes would snap off on a big pothole. Now that is exciting.
Personally I'm surprised I made to geezerhood.