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Threaded vs. Unthreaded(4 posts)

Threaded vs. UnthreadedDr. Lector
Apr 29, 2001 7:24 PM
I want to upgrade to unthreaded, but i am wondering about its advantages and disadvantages. Is it really worth the money? Thanks
re: Threaded vs. Unthreadedmuncher
Apr 30, 2001 2:16 AM
The world seems to be going threadless, so compatibility may be an issue in a while. For preactical purposes, the difference is marginal, to say the least. Advantage of threaded is that you can change your bar height very easily - much bigger hassle with threadless. I had threaded on my last bike, threadless on my current? Difference? The above and looks, nothing else.

Hope that helps.
re: Threaded vs. UnthreadedBrit Racer
Apr 30, 2001 5:26 AM
Threaded Pros:
-Easily adjustable bar height

Threaded Cons:
-Inherently more flexible and less strong
-Requires large spanners to adjust headset (ie can't easily carry with you while riding)

Unthreaded (Aheadset) Pros:
-Stiffer and stronger
-Easy to adjust (allen keys only)
-Can use carbon steerer forks, hence saving more weight (costs $ though...)

Unthreaded Cons:
-Need to use spacers to adjust height - can't adjust beyond top of steerer

All up, threadless is definitely superior but probably not worth swapping to unless you're already looking for new forks or looking to save some weight.
re: Threaded vs. Unthreadedmuncher
Apr 30, 2001 7:41 AM
Agree with your comments, but, what the hell were you doing to flex a thredded stem? You need to cut down on the vits :-)...