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Star fangled nut removal

englishmxenglishmx Posts: 35
edited January 2010 in MTB workshop & tech
Any tips/tricks on getting it out of the forks?

Have upgraded my forks (before the bike has even been built or ridden :lol:) but am struggling to get it out to put in my new forks.

Thanks in advance
Mike...

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  • nicklousenicklouse Posts: 81,520 Lives Here
    yes buy a new one they are not reusable.
    "Do not follow where the path may lead, Go instead where there is no path, and Leave a Trail."
    Parktools :?:SheldonBrown
  • a.palmera.palmer Posts: 504
    They're like a quid. Get a new one.
  • mrfmilomrfmilo Posts: 2,728
    Get a new one
  • Thanks, new 1 it is
    Mike...
  • new as not reusable, but i have before knocked one right through the steerer tube as it was knackered.

    someone crossed the threads :evil:
    keep fit, eat well, die anyway!!
  • nicklousenicklouse Posts: 81,520 Lives Here
    new as not reusable, but i have before knocked one right through the steerer tube as it was knackered.

    someone crossed the threads :evil:

    knocking then through the steerer can cause more problems that it fixes.

    like forks that closed at the bottom (or seriously thicker walled at the bottom).

    and then alloy steerers and great gouges down the inside.
    "Do not follow where the path may lead, Go instead where there is no path, and Leave a Trail."
    Parktools :?:SheldonBrown
  • parallel walled tube and it was a steel one.

    it was a quick fix, but it worked. but as you said not hugely recommended
    keep fit, eat well, die anyway!!
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