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7/26/2013 3:59 PM

So I just fucked up my star nut on my steerer tube, and was wondering if a deadbolt stem lock like this would work to replace it. I have a stock verde fork if that is any help. Will the deadbolt stem lock work better?

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7/26/2013 3:59 PM

No.

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7/26/2013 4:04 PM

Four wrote:

No.

May I ask why? Do I have to buy another star nut?

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7/26/2013 4:09 PM

that thing will work fine but if you fucked up a star nut you may fuck that thing up too.

star nuts are cheap, just get a new one and have a shop install it for you.

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7/26/2013 4:11 PM

pnj wrote:

that thing will work fine but if you fucked up a star nut you may fuck that thing up too.

star nuts are cheap, just get a new ...more

Or just pop that bitch out on your own. I fucking hate my lbs, so I do as much to my bike as possible on my own

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7/26/2013 4:13 PM

if there the same thread count and the right size bolt and length I don't see why it wouldn't work. just check to make sure

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7/26/2013 4:15 PM

that giant bolt replaces the star nut. It's just a long nut/bolt.

I agree, LBS's can suck it. But star nuts are hard to fuck up so maybe the OP doesn't have the skill yet to do it himself?

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7/26/2013 5:05 PM

pnj wrote:

that giant bolt replaces the star nut. It's just a long nut/bolt.

I agree, LBS's can suck it. But star nuts are hard to fuck ...more

That's a lie star nuts are extremely easy to mess up. I guess I over tightened mine and stripped it all, and cracked the star nut.
I personally think star nuts are shitty and poorly designed

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7/26/2013 9:19 PM

pnj wrote:

that giant bolt replaces the star nut. It's just a long nut/bolt.

I agree, LBS's can suck it. But star nuts are hard to fuck ...more

So it'll most likely work?

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7/26/2013 9:49 PM

If u just stripped it then you could drill it then re thread it a tiny bit bigger... thats what i did with mine and it worked perfect... a car shop would probably have a tap that would work.

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7/26/2013 9:53 PM

I couldnt even get a headset tight before the starnut got fucked. Ive only worked with a couple starnuts before & I only fucked one.

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7/26/2013 10:11 PM

Okay but the deadbolt stem lock will work, right???

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7/26/2013 10:13 PM

Okay but the deadbolt stem lock will work, right???

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7/26/2013 10:38 PM

Yes

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7/28/2013 1:57 PM

pnj wrote:

that giant bolt replaces the star nut. It's just a long nut/bolt.

I agree, LBS's can suck it. But star nuts are hard to fuck ...more

LDewey wrote:

So it'll most likely work?

Probably.

I spent 60 cents on a bolt years ago when I had an issue blowing out star nuts. Solved the problem. SUCKS to hit your knee on.

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