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Old 03-15-08, 08:18 PM   #1
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star nut question

I need to shorten my steer tube. Can I just pound the existing star nut further into the tube or should I remove it and use a new one?

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Old 03-15-08, 08:19 PM   #2
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Pound it down.
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Old 03-15-08, 08:22 PM   #3
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Thats what I did for my Pike on Kona. Works just fine.
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I third that. .
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That's what I figured. I just wanted to be sure. Thanks, guys!
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Old 03-15-08, 08:44 PM   #6
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I'd like to see you remove it!
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lol dont pound it in too far or else youll end up with two star nuts in there after it all
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Old 03-15-08, 10:52 PM   #8
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A 14mm socket works well.
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A 14mm socket works well.
Expand on this please.
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Th socket will fit into the steerer tube and drive the nut down while keeping it straight.
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Old 03-16-08, 07:24 AM   #11
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Ah yes. Of course
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i just bought one of those for mine ^
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