Thursday, November 11, 2010

I'z Gotz Nuzzin'

Great gobs of gilded glitter shit. That star fangled nut is a pain in my ballz. In reality it's probably a steerer tube issue but that stupid nut started this whole nonsense. As you may remember, I've had a squeek in my cockpit for a while now and a couple of weeks ago I diagnosed the problem as a slipping star nut.  My first attempt to install the new star nut was met with anger and frustration so I went out and spent my hardly earned money on an actual star nut installation tool which worked marvelously last night.  What wasn't so marvelous is that when I attempted to tighten the headset, the star nut backed itself out just like the other.  WTF!  I've never seen nor heard of this happening before but, then again, I've spent most of my life in Maine and have hardly seen any minorities either so my inexperience doesn't necessarily mean shit.   As a result of Operation Star Nut Failure 2, I won't be hitting up the Bather Thursday night ride.  Bummer.

Instead, I give you more parasite/beneficial parasite photos:


Alby King said...

That's nuts(sorry). Forgive my random contribution if you have already tried this: Any chance lightly "sharpening" the perimeter of the nut with a rotory tool or something and possibly using some friction paste might help?

Gosh I love word verifications- "heepate" whatever could it mean?

rick is! said...

I haven't really tried anything yet other than the basic install techniques. I will try them tonight. thanks.

Miff said...

Awww, that pooch is smooch-a-licious.
Seems home for her is home with you all. Afterall.