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Old 07-17-07, 09:38 PM   #1
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Cannondale Slice Premium Fork: Star nut?

Hey guys,

I'm building up an 05 six13 with a full Carbon fork. I didn't get the piece (is it a star nut?) that goes into the fork tube below the Si top cap. The headset that came with the bike is a campy chorus and includes a star nut that doesn't really fit in the fork. What am I missing?

Any ideas will help.

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Old 07-18-07, 02:50 AM   #2
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It sounds like you need to contact the people who sold you the fork and ask for a star nut. Otherwise, any LBS should be able to hook you up with one pretty cheaply.

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carbon slice

carbon steerer=plug/expander

The Cinelli or Deda would work nicely under your SI cap.
http://www.universalcycles.com/shopp...?category=1695
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More emphasis: DO NOT EVER use a starnut in a carbon steerer tube. You need an expander plug. FSA and Profile both make good ones and any bike shop should have them.
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You CAN use a starnut on the Slice fork, but not just any ole one. It needs to be one specially designed for the Cannondale fork (that is the manufacturer's recommendation). The other option is to use a compression plug. Repeat, do not use a generic starnut with a carbon steerer.
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You CAN use a starnut on the Slice fork, but not just any ole one. It needs to be one specially designed for the Cannondale fork (that is the manufacturer's recommendation). The other option is to use a compression plug. Repeat, do not use a generic starnut with a carbon steerer.
Very interesting. Any idea how the Cannondale spec'ed starnut is configured and how it differs from the usual type?
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Very interesting. Any idea how the Cannondale spec'ed starnut is configured and how it differs from the usual type?
http://www.cannondale.com/asset/iu_f...echnote_en.pdf

http://www.cannondale.com/asset/iu_f...uctions_en.pdf
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Be careful even with a compression plug in a carbon steerer... My gf cracked her fork with one (it did seem to have some stress damage already).
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I just with through this with an 06 six13. Cannondale does specify using a starnut and not a compression plug. The difference in the starnut is they seat it further down in the tube requiring a longer bolt. I took mine to LBS and let them handle that part of it.
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I just with through this with an 06 six13. Cannondale does specify using a starnut and not a compression plug. The difference in the starnut is they seat it further down in the tube requiring a longer bolt. I took mine to LBS and let them handle that part of it.
Cannondale's procedure is really unique and I've never seen anything like it. I'd do it their way for their fork but most others are absolutely against any form of starnut and strictly specify a compression plug or a proprietary glue-in plug.
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