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    CO2 or pump into 1 1/8 steerer tube

    Little idea here...



    Carbon topcap with American classic tubeless valve cut to thread onto CO2 adapter


    Removing the Star Nut I have full clearance to fit the C02, fitting is perfect!


    For everyday use off race, Topeak Micro Rocket Carbon Pump fits perfect on 1/18 steertube



    Co2 setup is heavier



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    Neat, but how much longer does it take to fix a flat?

    Also, do you totally remove your star nut? Or do you temporarily install a compression plug to preload your headeset?
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    Great idea, don't know if I could be bothered though, its just as easy to carry them in my pocket.

    But I like it !
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sheepo5669 View Post
    Neat, but how much longer does it take to fix a flat?

    Also, do you totally remove your star nut? Or do you temporarily install a compression plug to preload your headeset?
    I have a lefty fork! Yes a used the star nut during installation but took it off later. The upper lefty clamp already does a great job tightening with the stem.

    1-Preload the bearing with topcap and StarNut
    2-tight lefty clamp
    3-tight stem
    4-top cap and Star nut...."Useless"...

    I WOULD NOT do the same with standard forks...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ozzybmx View Post
    Great idea, don't know if I could be bothered though, its just as easy to carry them in my pocket.

    But I like it !

    But you could forget the put your pump on your pocket someday!

    My bike has everything I need on board! worry free!

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    Clever if it works! Yeh, the "where to put the pump?" would be solved with this. Perhaps in the future, there could be a really clean and user friendly way of doing this!!

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    Again, I'm doing this with a lefty fork (upper fork clamp+stem tightening). I don't recommend this with standard forks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by andrepsz View Post
    Again, I'm doing this with a lefty fork (upper fork clamp+stem tightening). I don't recommend this with standard forks.
    I doubt anyone will remove the bolt and then pound out the star nut to try this on normal forks....geez...hope not.

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    CO2 or pump into 1 1/8 steerer tube

    Right! Hope not...

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