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No star nut=loose fork?
I'm assembling my 1st bike, so I'm slightly paranoid about adjustments that I don't normally do. My "problem" right now is the headset (integrated).
I haven't yet cut the steerer to correct size. Hence, no star nut yet.
When I put the 2 sets of bearings over the steerer, they both seemed to have some play. The outside diameter is fine, the bearings sit well inside the headtube. However, without preload, the fork seems to rattle, even if I tighten the stem nuts while pressing down on the stem.
Is this normal? Will installing the star nut (eventually) remove all this?