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I'm so confused: Threaded, threadedless, threadless, WTH?(8 posts)

I'm so confused: Threaded, threadedless, threadless, WTH?Swat Dawg
May 14, 2003 7:19 AM
I am looking at getting a fixed gear and some my decision rests on the headset as I really dislike threaded setups as I have always found them to be flexy compared to other options out there. But I don't know what the difference is between threaded and threadedless. I basically understand threadless and like that best, but what do the other mean? Thanks for your help.
Ok,I'm an idiot,part of?answered below,but still threadedless?nmSwat Dawg
May 14, 2003 8:12 AM
re: WTF??Rusty Coggs
May 14, 2003 8:16 AM
You don't like threaded,and understand threadless,and there is no THREADEDLESS that I know of.That should take care of it.
Check the headset specs on the steamroller @ www.surlybikes.comSwat Dawg
May 14, 2003 8:33 AM
They list the steamroller as being 1" threadEDless. I thought they were the same thing or that threadedless didn't exist, but I've seen it as spec a few places. Is it just a typo on Surly's site, or is there really a difference? I'm just asking a confused question, thanks for your help in setting me straight.
Surly Typo - it is 1" THREDLESSss-nyc
May 14, 2003 10:25 AM
I have seen one built at my local bike shop.

http://www.bikecult.com/works/sales/steamrollerB.html
Now it is my TYPO - I meant 1" THREADLESS (nm)ss-nyc
May 14, 2003 10:31 AM
Stupid typo, havin' me confused...How did they convert the HS?Swat Dawg
May 14, 2003 11:29 AM
That Steamroller is awesome. One of the best I've seen. If I could set mine up that way, I would be 100% go on that frame. How did they switch the threaded to threadless? Thought if you switched you had to change the fork, but the fork is the same. I think that is the route to my Fixiephoria. Thanks SS-NYC.
The Surly was built by my local bike shopss-nyc
May 14, 2003 2:23 PM
I love this shop. They have already built 2 bikes for me. They cater to messengers and support the local track scene. The owner/manager/mechanic/track racer at the shop has even written a book about clasic bikes.

The Shop
http://www.bikecult.com/works/

The Surly:
http://www.bikecult.com/works/sales/steamrollerB.html

My bikes from them:
http://www.bikecult.com/works/archive/motobZM.html
http://www.bikecult.com/works/archive/fujiRB.html

I am not sure if I am going to get a Surly Steamroller or Van Dessel Country Road Bob from them next since my Motobecane single-speed just got bent in half by a truck or car while it was locked up on the street.

Anyway, good luck!