...

How to mount the EDC Tool System by OneUp Components

Theresia 01. August 2018

Installing the EDC Tool System may seem daunting, but with our how-to, you’ll have it done in no time!

The EDC Tool System is a practical way to store a multi-tool and a CO2 cartridge in your steerer tube. If you want to know more about the tool itself, head over to our review. However, to install the EDC system there are a few things that need to be done first. Below, you will see all the tools you need, which include 8 mm and 4 mm hex keys, a flat head screwdriver, a pair of needle nose pliers, a torque wrench with bit set, a ratcheting wrench, the OneUp EDC Tap and cutting oil.

...

...

1
Step 1: Preparation

Step 1: Preparation

  • First, loosen the stem bolts.
  • Unscrew the Ahead headset cap.
  • Remove the cockpit from the steerer tube.
  • First, loosen the stem bolts.
  • Unscrew the Ahead headset cap.
  • Remove the cockpit from the steerer tube.
  • Lay the EDC No-Go Gauge over the steerer tube to see if it is compatible.
  • Use the Tap Guide to check that the steerer tube length is sufficient.
  • 5-10 mm should be seen underneath the Tap Guide.
  • Lay the EDC No-Go Gauge over the steerer tube to see if it is compatible.
  • Use the Tap Guide to check that the steerer tube length is sufficient.
  • 5-10 mm should be seen underneath the Tap Guide.
2
Step 2: Removing the star nut

Step 2: Removing the star nut

  • Start by greasing the inside of the steerer tube and the Star Nut Puller bolt.
  • Lay the Star Nut Puller over the steerer tube and tighten it, then remove.
  • Start by greasing the inside of the steerer tube and the Star Nut Puller bolt.
  • Lay the Star Nut Puller over the steerer tube and tighten it, then remove.
  • With the help of a flat head screwdriver, loosen and remove the top half of the star nut.
  • Use the needle nose pliers to remove the bottom half of the star nut.
  • Clean the inside of the steerer tube well.
  • For the next step, insert a rag or towel into the bottom of the fork’s steerer tube.
  • With the help of a flat head screwdriver, loosen and remove the top half of the star nut.
  • Use the needle nose pliers to remove the bottom half of the star nut.
  • Clean the inside of the steerer tube well.
  • For the next step, insert a rag or towel into the bottom of the fork’s steerer tube.
3
Step 3: Threading the steerer tube

Step 3: Threading the steerer tube

  • First, apply a few drops of cutting oil to the Tap.
  • Place the Tap in the steerer tube and lay the Tap Guide over the top of it so that the narrow section of the Tap is sticking out.
  • First, apply a few drops of cutting oil to the Tap.
  • Place the Tap in the steerer tube and lay the Tap Guide over the top of it so that the narrow section of the Tap is sticking out.
  • Use the 8 mm hex key to start cutting a thread into the steerer tube with one full rotation and a half rotation backwards.
  • Do this until the hex key is flush with the Tap Guide.
  • Unscrew the Tap to finish threading.
  • Use the 8 mm hex key to start cutting a thread into the steerer tube with one full rotation and a half rotation backwards.
  • Do this until the hex key is flush with the Tap Guide.
  • Unscrew the Tap to finish threading.
  • Remove the metal burrs from the threads with a rag or towel.
  • Take the rag used to plug the bottom of the steerer tube out as well. Place a tub underneath to catch debris.
  • Remove the metal burrs from the threads with a rag or towel.
  • Take the rag used to plug the bottom of the steerer tube out as well. Place a tub underneath to catch debris.
4
Step 4: Spacer und Steuersatzkapee anbringen

Step 4: Spacer und Steuersatzkapee anbringen

  • To start, place the spacers you need on the steerer tube and then the cockpit.
  • Grease the new threads in the steerer tube and hand tighten the OneUp headset cap.
  • To start, place the spacers you need on the steerer tube and then the cockpit.
  • Grease the new threads in the steerer tube and hand tighten the OneUp headset cap.
  • Use the EDC multi-tool to tighten the headset cap and adjust the headset’s play.

  • Use the EDC multi-tool to tighten the headset cap and adjust the headset’s play.

5
Step 5: Installing the Steerer Plug

Step 5: Installing the Steerer Plug

  • First, align and tighten the stem.
  • Now, install the Steerer Plug by pushing it into the bottom of the steerer tube. Use a hex key to help push it all the way in.
  • You are done! Now the EDC Tool can be slide into the steerer tube!
  • First, align and tighten the stem.
  • Now, install the Steerer Plug by pushing it into the bottom of the steerer tube. Use a hex key to help push it all the way in.
  • You are done! Now the EDC Tool can be slide into the steerer tube!
Slide the EDC Tool into the steerer tube.

Slide the EDC Tool into the steerer tube.

Push the Tool to lock the EDC System in place.

Push the Tool to lock it in place.

As long has you have the right tools, installing the EDC Tool System is an easy affair. Have fun riding, knowing that your tools are always with you.

If you have any questions let me know in the comments.

Theresia

Theresia

Blog comments are published with first name and first letter of surname.
Blog comments are published with first name and first letter of surname.
  • Wil G. 20. May 2019

    Hi, I’ve just bought a Santa Cruz Hightower c r. Could you tell me please how I fit the edc tool as my headset cap is bolted with a hex bolt. Thanks in advance Wil.

    Blog comments are published with first name and first letter of surname.
    Blog comments are published with first name and first letter of surname.
    • Marcel 20. May 2019

      Hi Wil,
      a nice bike you got there! In this case the hex bolt is pretty much the standard to fix the headset cap. So you can just follow the step by step procedures described above to install the edc tool to your bike. Very helpful additional resources are the instruction manual and the compatibility overview on the OneUp Components site:
      https://player.vimeo.com/video/222871458
      https://int.oneupcomponents.com/pages/fork-compatibility

      Another solution is the new OneUp Components stem, where you don’t have to cut a thread into the steerer tube to fit the edc tool. You just need this bundle and are good to go: https://www.bike-components.de/en/OneUp-Components/EDC-Set-Stem-Preload-Kit-Tool-System-p70998/
      If you have further questions, feel free to ask.
      Regards, Marcel

  • francis l. 26. December 2018

    hi good day,i have a question about one of your product: PRO Pressfit Bottom Bracket Press for 24 / 30 mm Bearings,
    is this tools campatible with bb30,because ihave sram dub bb30 to be install.thanks

    Blog comments are published with first name and first letter of surname.
    Blog comments are published with first name and first letter of surname.