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    Installing star nut on Surly fork

    I'm posting this in the Surly forum, because I figure that Surly forks are burlier than most.

    I went to an LBS to get a star nut installed on my Pugsley fork. They installed it with the dropouts on the ground (carpeted). I know this is a definite bad practice on suspension forks, but is it okay on a steel fork...particularly, a Puglsey?

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    It'll be fine, but you'll have to put 25 extra miles on your Pugsley within the 1st month to say you're sorry.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JAG410 View Post
    It'll be fine, but you'll have to put 25 extra miles on your Pugsley within the 1st month to say you're sorry.
    Hopefully, it will be more like 100

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    The dropouts of the fork are definitely tougher than the little tabs of the star-fangled-nut. One had to give. I doubt any damage was done (although it's still bizarre that they did it). Also, why is the shop area of your LBS carpeted?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SSSasky View Post
    The dropouts of the fork are definitely tougher than the little tabs of the star-fangled-nut. One had to give. I doubt any damage was done (although it's still bizarre that they did it). Also, why is the shop area of your LBS carpeted?
    I thinks it's bizarre too. It's not the BS I usually go to...I took it to a local shop while visiting in-laws. The carpeted area was actually outside of the shop part of the store.

    My anal-retentive nature convinced me to go back and examine the thickness if the rug. There was a rug on top of the carpeted shop. I don't plan in going back for any work.

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    I always do mine into a small block of wood, and it's always fine (suspension fork or rigid). What's the accepted practice?
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    Quote Originally Posted by seat_boy View Post
    I always do mine into a small block of wood, and it's always fine (suspension fork or rigid). What's the accepted practice?
    Do you put the dropouts or bottom of the steerer tube on the block of wood?

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    Quote Originally Posted by seat_boy View Post
    What's the accepted practice?

    I always use a fork-up mount or at the very least a spare dropout spacer. The plastic ones that come on factory bikes in manufacturer boxes that we usually toss aside for the shipping packages.

    For that matter, it's a fricking bike shop, seriously, WTF? Like they don't have either of the choices I use?

    *Yes, it'll be fine, as long as you can throw a wheel in and it isn't all crooked you're good.
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