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10/28/2019 3:06 AM

Ok so iv picked up a used bike, been fitting a few parts this weekend and tightening up and checking all is in order and came across this.


Any help and info would be appreciated.


10/28/2019 4:17 AM

that is a star nut. it's broken. you need a new one and they can be a pain to install.

you may have to take it to a shop if you don't know what you're doing.

maybe watch a youtube video on how to install those things. They make a special tool but you can do it without the tool if you know what you're doing...


10/28/2019 4:21 AM

Awesome, thanks for the advise. Will check out a video or 2 and if im not winning will take it into a shop for them to do it,


10/28/2019 4:39 AM

Don’t pay a shop for such a simple thing, just push the old star further down the fork (you don’t even need to make it out) using an axle or whatever long and large piece of metal fit inside the fork that you can hit with a hammer.
Then put the new one instead using the same method.


10/28/2019 2:31 PM

Luckily that's an easy fix with a cheap new star nut. Did that bike have a step top cap and bolt in place somehow? If not you'll need those as well to finish the job. Just knock the old star nut out and fit a new one.

Actually as Francky says (relax) you can just knock it further down the fork and fit a new one on top, although you bike will now weight an extra 5 grams...