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    hey guys/gals. I have a carbon fork with a compression plug in the steerer tube instead of a star nut and was wondering if it should be installed at the same height as a star nut...15mm below the top of the steerer. My headset seemed a bit loose and the compression plug came out with the headset bolt when I took everything apart. Also when tightening the headset bolt it never seemed to tighten enough like it would never bind the bearings if I wanted it to.

    Anyone have any thoughts or ideas? Thanks
    • CommentTimeNov 9th 2007
    Hmm. Do you have a pic? I have a Renolds compression plug on my fork, it slid in and then I tightened the screw-in-thing that the top-cap-thingy screwed into.dongpincher 1000
    yeah, that's what mine's like except it never seems to pull the fork tight enough because the topcap bolt keeps turning. Maybe the compression plug isn't tight enough and its slipping through the steerer tube?
      CommentAuthorMr. Shelby
    • CommentTimeNov 9th 2007
    i know the fsa's and reynolds are identical, i had an fsa and i never had any problem.. i think i just made sure it was at the bottom or below the stem. a 5mm is for tightening, and a 6mm for taking the top off.
    • CommentTimeNov 9th 2007
    you probably need to unthread the top cap from the compression plug before inserting the plug. the top cap tightens with a 5mm hex bolt, which when removed will show you a 6mm hex shaped hole that tightens the compression plug into the steerer.