Okay. So I moved to Gustavus Alaska, which is near rainy Juneau. I'm using my GF's mountainbike to get around and I desperately need fenders. So I bought a front fender from Apex which came with what looked to be a rather simple star nut arrangement; flip the fork over, insert star nuts into fork tube, pound them in w/a hammer just like the diagram said and voila...instant front fender. Well, that's not what happened. The first star nut cracked clean in two. I thought they would simply bend as the thing was pounded in, but it just snapped.
Fork model is a RockShock "Judy." if that means anthing. (too small a hole?)
Is this simply a matter of replaceing a star nut and trying again? Or am I a fool to think that the star nuts were designed to bend as they go in the hole?
Responses much appreciated...