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Star nut on Ouzo pro CF steerer?(4 posts)

Star nut on Ouzo pro CF steerer?Psychler
Jun 2, 2002 1:37 PM
I have to install my Ouzo Pro fork, carbon fiber steerer...Can I use the "usual" star nut for the cf material?
Please...NO!!!feathers mcgraw
Jun 2, 2002 1:55 PM
This is a topic that's been covered extensively here. The star nut will gouge the finish and cut into the fibers, eventually leading to a catastrophic failure. The fork should have shipped with an expansion nut. If not, profile makes one. Besides, a standard star nut wouldn't hold in a carbon steerer anyway.
Did you get a used Ouzo Pro?elviento
Jun 3, 2002 11:20 PM
Reynolds has special nut for the fork, and have serious warnings about using other nuts.
re: Star nut on Ouzo pro CF steerer?Brad S
Jun 4, 2002 9:11 AM
If you have to ask this question, you probably shouldn't be installing the fork yourself. Go pay a shop w/ a professional, competent mechanic who will do it right the first time.

Of course not all shops have professional, competent mechanics, but that is another thread. But hopefully there is a pro-level shop in your area.