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    huh? JaredMcDonley's Avatar
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    Replacing fork... how hard?

    Ok really simple question... how hard is it to replace/install a fork.

    Can you point me to a guide on how to or somehthing like that. Will I need any special tools?
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    Its pretty easy, should take 10-15 minutes depending on what kind your replacing.

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    YEa it isnt that bad, as for tools you need the allen key to loosen all the stem bolts etc.
    It isnt overly difficult. If your doing threadless and replacing a fork, after you install the headset to the steer tube and whatnot you may find you need to cut the steer tube.

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    The hardset part is actually removing the Race. OTherwise 10 to 15, pretty easy stuff.

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    http://www.parktool.com/repair_help/...forksize.shtml
    here you go. It has some information on what your trying to do.

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    Hey guys, dont forget to tell him about putting in the Star Flanged Nut, which he probably cant do by himself if its not already done, or unless he has the proper tools.
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    hammer and a long flat tipped object

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    True, I have been lucky,every fork I bought came with a fangled nut in it. I haven't had to put one in ..

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    Quote Originally Posted by crgowo
    hammer and a long flat tipped object

    Ive done it myself with a sawed off broom handle and a hammer, but I wouldnt suggest it for a noob.
    Dont PM me.

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    The hardest part is measuring the steerer tube and NOT cutting off too much.

    Once you get the race removed off the old fork and put back on the new one, assemble the whole thing, then play around adding some spacers and finding the preferred stem height. Then and only then should you make a mark as to where to cut the steerer tube.

    Measure Twice, Cut Once!
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    la vache fantôme phantomcow2's Avatar
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    Well a dowel from your craftstore works wonders for putting in the star fangled nut. Get one that has a diameter slightly less than your steer tube. If you have a hard time judging how deep to put it in look at other forks.

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