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Wonky headset Cap

beany2010-12-12 07:00:21 +0000 #1

Something has happened to my Headset. The cap at the top wont fit sunggly down, Its kinda raised on one side. I took off the cap today to find the starnut right at the top of the fork, unsurpisingly also at a angle.

can I just whack it back in or is that a silly idea, If I do whack it in how far should I go

I rely on my bike to get to work so I need to sort it out toot sweet. Any advice would be appreciated, thanks.
dianne_12342010-12-12 07:04:27 +0000 #2
Yes, you can tap the star nut down.

From step "F" in the owner's manual at cane Creek's web site


Press the star nut into the steerer tube to a point 15 mm below the top. This should preferably be done using an installation

tool such as Cane Creek’s Star Nut Installation Tool Set (p/n TL0200). If this tool is unavailable, thread the compression bolt

into the star nut and lightly tap the assembly into position with a deadweight mallet or similar tool. Ensure that the threads of

the star nut are aligned with the steerer tube.

End quote.
Becky2010-12-12 07:18:24 +0000 #3
Your shop should have the right tool to reset it, and it's a 2-minute job. IME, the tool really does make it easier to set the star nut straight and at the correct depth.

I would be concerned about why it moved in the first place. I've never seen that happen.



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