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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.

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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.

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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.