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do i need a starnutt

Old 04-03-05, 11:11 PM
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do i need a starnutt

i bought a dirt jumper 3 for my hard rock ,but i havent installed a starnut yet and i only fixed it with the stem and it seems fine.i been hrowing some stuff at it and i dont see the point of installing the starnut ,or am i heading for a disaterus crash ?what is that thing suppossed to do anyways ,it seems of no or little function for me,but on the other hand im a nub.
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Old 04-04-05, 03:58 AM
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The headset has to be adjusted pretty accurately. If it's too tight, it won't turn smoothly. If it's too loose, it'll ruin your headset and maybe even your frame. The starnut makes it easier to dial in the preload on the headset bearings before you lock the preload into place with the stem clamp.
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Old 04-04-05, 09:53 AM
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use the starnut its there for a reason...although there are special caps out there that grip the inside of the steerer tube and eliminate the star nut. good idea cuz the starnut isnt the easiest thing to install, although a hammer will work if you know what your doing
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Old 04-04-05, 10:21 AM
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I have seen MTB'ers remove their starnut and top cap, so you can see from the stem to the tire. It looks really badass, and it freaks other racers out when they can see through your stem to your tire.

To adjust their headset, they just run a large bolt through the opening, and use wood blocks to provide the tension. Then they just remove the bolt.
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well imma just go and install one then.i was was gonna do it anyways but haven't cut the steerer tube to the right size yet.
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No, you dont need a star nut, if you dont want to deal with a star nut, you can can go with the Azonic HeadLock.

http://www.jensonusa.com/store/produ...Head+Lock.aspx
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