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Old 09-03-06, 09:52 AM
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Star Nut / Headset.

Do I need to put the star nut into my steerer tube? I put the headset on and It seems to be riding good but I didnt put in the star nut.
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Old 09-03-06, 11:01 AM
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People still use star nuts?
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Old 09-03-06, 03:23 PM
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Do I need to put it in? Or can I ride without it.
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Old 09-03-06, 04:01 PM
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how is your headset not loose?
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Old 09-03-06, 05:25 PM
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It was but then I just added a spacer and it seems to workout so far.
But I take that as a I should put it in.
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Its gona loosen eventually, put it in now.
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Is there any easy way to put it in without one of the tools?
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ball ended hammer or a ball peen hammer ->
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Yeah, anything that lets you tap it in slowly without smashing it should be good. I think people use blocks of wood to start them, I used a metal socket for a ratchet to tap mine down before cutting the steer tube.
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Originally Posted by Beerman
People still use star nuts?
I repeat. What forks don't come in with built-in preload systems, or at least welded star nuts, in this day and age?
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Old 09-04-06, 06:47 PM
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the forks that come with a buck 99. duh.
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With a welded start nut, how would you be able to cut the steer tube down and take out the spacers, yet still use a gyro on the same fork?
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usually theres still some unstarnutted steering tube above the starnut.
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