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threaded to threadlessluv2spin
Jul 14, 2002 2:48 AM
is it possible to change a threaded system to a threadless one? if so, what would i need to do? thanks
You need to buy a new fork, a new headset, and a new stem. Youbill
Jul 14, 2002 4:19 AM
could use a stem converter, which you stick down into a threaded steerer that then allows you to use a threadless stem, but why? I have to believe that the tiny bit of weight savings and the little bit of added stiffness with threadless is bound to be lost.
If you really want or need to replace your fork, it makes some sense, maybe, but otherwise it is a very expensive, dubious upgrade.
Who makes the best 1" headset: Chris King or Cane Creek?hotcorocket
Jul 16, 2002 9:52 AM
Jul 14, 2002 4:33 AM
The stem converter is made by cinelli. If I can recall the weight was not that much. I agree that a threaded to ahead conversion can be costly, unless you are rebuilding the entire component group from scratch. Also zoom has a adapter, but is quite heavy.
Check out the ITM website they have a very lite titanium quill stem, also the eclypse is a good steel standby. Other stems include litespeed (titanium), salsa of course(steel) and Deda still has their quill stem.
Not hard to do but it costs $$$$$$$Dave Hickey
Jul 14, 2002 7:38 AM
Sure it's possible. You'll nedd a new fork, stem and headset. It will cost you between $150 and $500 depending on the quality of the components.