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Old 05-03-06, 01:33 PM   #1
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Lifted Starnut?

I just tried to put on a new fork on my Azonic Steelhead, the stem is a pretty tight fit, but with some twisting I can get it on.

After putting the stem on I started to tighten the adjusting nut, it tightened quite abit (or so I thought) but the headset remained loose, I undid it and found my starnut had lifted almost half an inch and was now in a crooked/twisted position at the very top of my steertube.

I'm going down in a bit to get a new one pressed in, should I get them to intall the fork so it doesnt do it again? Also could it be that the stem is to tight of a fit?

This is the stem, an Azonic Shorty.


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Old 05-03-06, 07:30 PM   #2
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The stem has to be a relatively loose fit on the steerer to allow adjustment of the headset. Try spreading the stem clamp to get a looser fit next time.
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