Cutting down a fork
I would like to cut down the steerer tube on my Kilo TT Pro. Does the starnut need to be pressed in any further down?
it depends how much your cutting off and how far down the star nut is. only you can answer this question...
the answer is probably yes. do your best at measuring. when in doubt, push it down. the bolts are pretty long.
You just push down on it with a hammer right?
sorry if i came across rude. the best thing to do is keep a 1:1 ratio
if you want to cut 1in off, push the nut down 1in.
this may not be necessary, but it will ensure you dont mess up. if you can, find a friend with the "slide hammer" made for doing this job. its important to keep the nut straight and with the correct tools its easy and idiot proof.
if you cant get a hold of a star nut tool, you can use a wood dowel, tube, or screwdriver handle that fits in the steerer tube with a little bit of play (so it doesn't get stuck) then gently tap it down with a hammer.
Originally Posted by antonch
just remember, keep it straight!!
I am not Google.
I used a wooden dowel that fit semi-snugly inside the steerer and tapped it down with a hammer. Worked perfectly and stayed very straight.
Last edited by Scrodzilla; 11-15-09 at 09:39 AM.
Thanks for the tips
A guy who rides bikes
Screw the top cap's screw into the star nut about halfway, making sure there's enough bolt head sticking out of the top of the steerer to hit, and then tap it gently and squarely with a hammer. Take the bolt back out once the star nut has gone down the proper amount, cut the tube, file the edges, and re-install.