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Campy Record headset expander bolt query(9 posts)

Campy Record headset expander bolt queryNoam
Jul 2, 2003 7:24 AM
Have anyone managed to remove this expander bolt out of a alloy steerer?.

Keep on spinning
star fangled nut...C-40
Jul 2, 2003 7:59 AM
Campy supplies the common "star fangled nut" with their headsets.

Removing one won't be fun. Perhaps if the center aluminum portion was drilled out, the steel ears could be bent in enough to get it out.

Someone will also mention the possibility of driving the nut all the way through the steering tube, if the bottom is completely open.
Why do you need to get it out?DY
Jul 2, 2003 9:35 AM
Those are in there really tight. As C-40 said you may be able to push it forward, but I doubt you'd ever be able to pull it back up. The litte wings are really tough (sharp and stiff) and on an angle pointing up. They really bite into the alloy.

Just wondering why you want to remove it? If you wanted to cut down your fork a little, you could just drive it further down.
Why do you need to get it out?Noam
Jul 2, 2003 7:19 PM
I want to move it up the tube a litte. I believe that the only solution is to push it in to the bottom and insert a new one is this the only solution?.
Why do you need to get it out?russw19
Jul 2, 2003 7:49 PM
You could try a longer bolt. But other than that, push it down and put a new one in.

Woooooah there! BAAAAAAD adviceRidearound
Jul 3, 2003 6:42 AM
Drive it down and leave it while you fit another?

Whaaaaaaaat! Think of the weight penalty....
Woooooah there! BAAAAAAD advicerussw19
Jul 3, 2003 5:20 PM
OMFG it's now bad advice to tell someone that you can not pull a star-fangled nut out of a fork. News flash... you can't. And the weight penalty.... a whole 25 grams.... Stop eating donuts if that is going to bother you.

It's one thing if this was a joke, but if so, the overly dramatic title line is way overkill.

OMFG - WTFAY?Ridearound
Jul 4, 2003 12:52 AM
Our own special representative from the International Humor Police?

Get that bunch outtya your ass...
re: What is OMFGNoam
Jul 3, 2003 11:23 PM