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Steerer Tube Star Nut, or not?

sdalbysdalby Posts: 139
edited October 2010 in MTB workshop & tech
I've just bought the exotic carbon forks off carboncycles.cc, the ones with the alloy steerer tube. But there are no ridges/ribs inside the steerer tube like every other fork i've ever seen. Will a standard star-nut work? I've read about expander plug type things, but they seem to be recommended for carbon steerers.
Any ideas?
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  • nicklousenicklouse Posts: 50,675 Lives Here
    steerer tubes do not have any " ridges/ribs".

    yes you can use a SFN or an expander plug if you want.
    "Do not follow where the path may lead, Go instead where there is no path, and Leave a Trail."
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  • joshtpjoshtp Posts: 3,966
    sfn is lighter and better. it will work fine.
    I like bikes and stuff
  • sdalbysdalby Posts: 139
    my ns fundamentals have, i assumed they were needed otherwise surely the SFN would just slide out. but if you say so master nick then it must be ok.
    thanks
    Never put off until tomorrow something that you can do today. 'Cause if you do it today, and like it, the you can do it again tomorrow!!
  • njee20njee20 Posts: 9,613
    A SFN will mark the inside of the steerer when it goes in, which is probably what you're thinking of.

    Expanders are more faff than they're worth.
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