Thread: star nut sizing
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Old 11-28-20, 10:54 AM
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Originally Posted by sknhgy View Post
Any tips on installation without a tool?

I've watched some youtubes where they tap it around.
I ithread a fairly long M6 bolt into the starnut and use it to hold the nut positioned over the steerer. Then pound on the bolt head to get the nut started and keep it visually straight. Once it's just below flush, I remove the bolt, add the steerer top cap and reinstall the bolt through the cap. Then drive the nut to its final depth with the cap acting as a guide.
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