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  • Is there an easy way….

     Steve Kish updated 11 years, 9 months ago 4 Members · 9 Posts
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  • Filthy

    Member
    7 April 2009 at 5:44 pm

    To remove start fangled nuts, normally I just use the hit it until it disintergrates method, just wondered if there was an easy way or a specific tool I could get.

  • paradox1509

    Member
    7 April 2009 at 5:51 pm

    The star fangled nut is basically designed not to be removeable. If it is necessary to install another nut, simply use a punch and drive the first nut down until deeper than the new nut will sit. It is not necessary to completely remove the old nut. It is also possible to drive the old nut completely through the column and out the bottom. This will make the nut unuseable. It can also work to drill out the center of the nut, and then tap out the remaining pieces

    Thats off the park webby 😉

  • Filthy

    Member
    7 April 2009 at 6:01 pm

    Well it wont go all the way thru as the fox steerer is narrower at the bottom. And I want to fit a gusset headlock so it needs to come out completely, looks like its time to attack it with the drill then 😈

  • SeanO

    Member
    7 April 2009 at 6:11 pm

    Have you got a Dremmel? Can your reach it with that?

  • Filthy

    Member
    7 April 2009 at 6:13 pm

    Not got a dremmel…

    Got a big dewalt hammer drill tho 😀

  • paradox1509

    Member
    7 April 2009 at 6:39 pm

    I think that might do it Phil 😆

  • Steve Kish

    Member
    7 April 2009 at 7:08 pm

    You should be able to tap it through. The design of the spring pawls is such that it will allow them to be bent backwards to almost 90 degrees.

    Big hammer and a long 1/2-inch socket extension bar always works for me with a bit of effort.

  • Filthy

    Member
    7 April 2009 at 7:10 pm

    You should be able to tap it through. The design of the spring pawls is such that it will allow them to be bent backwards to almost 90 degrees.

    Big hammer and a long 1/2-inch socket extension bar always works for me with a bit of effort.

    Wont work as fox 36’s have a narrow section at the bottom of the steerer tube. Thats what I normally do too.

  • Steve Kish

    Member
    7 April 2009 at 7:15 pm

    I’ll send you my 6lb club hammer! 😉 😀

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