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Can I thread alloy steerers?(3 posts)

Can I thread alloy steerers?sonny
Mar 22, 2001 10:54 PM
I want to upgrade to a carbon fork on my steel bike, problem is only threadless steerers are available here in the philippines, can i have them threaded, not that i'm scrimping on cash, i just like the adjustability of a quill stem. thanks
Only if you want to kiss the road.Largo
Mar 23, 2001 7:34 AM
seriously, don't thread alloy. You could, but that would be a bad idea. Aluminum steerers depend on wall thickness for strength, dont compromise it.
Why not go threadless? Its just as adjustable.
Yikes, no!J.S.
Mar 23, 2001 7:42 AM
The only reason aluminum steerers exist is because they are threadless. You cannot thread an aluminum steerer ever, it creates stress risers at each thread and would fail very quickly.