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Old 11-12-04, 07:35 PM   #1
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Insted of a Star Nut

http://www.jensonusa.com/store/product.aspx?i=HS707Z00

I just saw this and intuition would suggest that this is much better than a star nut. Has anyone used one? Are they much better?

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Old 11-12-04, 08:36 PM   #2
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I haven't used one of those before, but I have done something similar when I installed a few forks by using a long bolt, a nut, and some washers. I did it to compress the headset on forks I wasn't ready to cut the steerers for, and so I didn't waste the fangled nut until I was ready to cut it down.

The star-fangled nut is a "set it and forget it" piece that does nothing but pull your screw down when you are adjusting the play out of your headset. Once you tighten up the stem, you don't really need it anymore except to hold your top cap on, which does nothing except make your bike look more clean.

I say that Azonic thing is a waste of money. Besides the cost, I can see a few minor disadvantages as well, such as it getting loose then rattling, or worse, falling into your tire and jamming into your shock's brake arch. Also, if you run one of these, you can't use the fenders that stick into the bottom of your steerer tube.
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It also won't work on a road fork(Probably not a problem for you) There are several expander type headset nuts, if you don't want to use a starfangled nut. Remember the only purpose of the starnut, cap and screw is to adjust the headset. There is not much tension on it and the strength of the "system" comes from the stem clamp bolts.
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Old 11-12-04, 09:20 PM   #4
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http://www.jensonusa.com/store/product.aspx?i=HS707Z00

I just saw this and intuition would suggest that this is much better than a star nut. Has anyone used one? Are they much better?

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It's pointless. If you don't like star nuts,there are compression bungs.
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Old 11-12-04, 09:25 PM   #5
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Yep, it's pointless.
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Pointless - a star nut installed is $5
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