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threaded fork on a threadless system?(6 posts)

threaded fork on a threadless system?opencl
Oct 27, 2002 3:03 PM
Hi, if the threaded fork is long enough, can you use it with threadless headset/stem?
NopeSpoke Wrench
Oct 27, 2002 3:18 PM
First of all, it probably won't be long enough. Second, even if it is long enough, it probably won't be strong enough. You'll have a nasty thread exactly under the stem where all of the stress will concentrate and break off.
OK another question..opencl
Oct 27, 2002 3:49 PM
If I am able to install a threaded headset on my frame, I should be able to install a threadless one too right? Thanks. will need a different headset thoughspookyload
Oct 27, 2002 4:06 PM
It is possible to do if with thisspookyload
Oct 27, 2002 4:09 PM
If you get the cinelli adapter you can use it to intall the treadless stem on a threaded fork. Here is the link:,225,501,623&TextMode=0 Basically you just put this in and tighten it down, then you put your threadless stem on the stub sticking up.
re: threaded fork on a threadless system?carbonfreak
Nov 3, 2002 3:32 PM
I don't know how they did it, but my local bike shop installed a threaded Kestrel fork onto my Kestrel EMS 54cm frame & cut it down enough so that it is "threadless". I have the Chris King no-thread & I've had this setup for 1 year & it's worked fine for 5000 miles, so I doubt it's going to be a problem anytime soon. Don't know how they did it, but it would appear it can be done-- however, I have only one 5mm spacer, which works fine for me.