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can i convert to threadless(7 posts)

can i convert to threadlesswarriorcharge
Jun 25, 2002 11:23 AM
i have a threaded headset on a fairly old cannondale can i put threadless forks stem and headset on this,what specs do i need to know if so
All it takes is money.the dad
Jun 25, 2002 11:39 AM
The biggest expense is the new fork. Steer tube diameter has to match your old one. Headset is next. It too has to match the fork steer tube diameter. You'll need a new stem. One end matches the fork steer tube, the clamp diameter has to match your handlebar. You'll also need a handful of stack spacers.

Good luck.
Just don't tell the guys in the retro forum about your plans! nmShad
Jun 25, 2002 12:26 PM
IMO, no reason to unless you need a new fork anywaycory
Jun 25, 2002 3:10 PM
It's a fairly big expense, and there's no functional advantage, plus you lose the easy adjustability of the quill stem. Unless you need a new fork (switch to carbon, maybe?), I can't think of a reason to do it.
Jeez, why? I have threadless on one bike andscottfree
Jun 26, 2002 7:10 AM
every time I ride the thing I'm reminded how great threaded forks and quill stems are. They look great and you can adjust bar height to suit ride conditions or how you feel that day. Threadless is a bike industry scam.
can i get carbon threadedwarriorcharge
Jun 26, 2002 8:03 AM
i need new forks and like the look/feel of straight carbons
can you get straight carbons for threaded?that would be my only reason to do it
Still find 'emscottfree
Jun 26, 2002 8:59 AM
merckx56 "Carbon Forks with Threaded Steering Tubes" 6/14/02 8:17am