It’s time to say good-bye to “Oh-so-last-century Star-Fangled Nut.” Star nuts were pain to install, remove and most just don’t stay in place. A better way to adjust your headset is to use Headlock.
Headlock is a very simple concept that locks in from the very top of the steerer to the very bottom, effectively securing everything in between. Headlock is basically a long piece of bolt (ideally, same length as the steerer itself plus any spacers and stem offset) and a flanged nut that is inserted at the bottom of the steerer below the crown. This makes for a very solid lock and a slightly more dignified set-up than the old rusty star nut.
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