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Convert threaded to threaless...How?(5 posts)

Convert threaded to threaless...How?paulyjsob
May 24, 2001 8:49 AM
I have a bike with a 1" threader fork.... Can I convert that to threadless? I can't keep my current fork...right? What is the easiest way to do this and who sells kits to do this? Thanks!
You need new fork, stem, headset, spacersShelley
May 24, 2001 9:06 AM
I have seen package deals for these three items at places such as performancebike.com, coloradocylist.com, excelsports.com, etc. Are you doing it just to go threadless or because you are going to upgrade those components anyways? If you are happy with your current setup I would just keep it. If you are going to upgrade all that stuff anyways, then changing to threadless is probably worth it.
keep your fork if its fine and go to totalcycling.comwes_london
May 24, 2001 10:39 AM
in their section under groupsets the have an a-headset stem , bar and seatpost special all by itm (italmanubri) at about $68 (free bar tape). then in their stem section they have a threaded > threadless cinelli stem adapter $15 . buy some spare tires or a new cage or something for your mates. heck ill even buy the seatpost off you if you dont want it . (ill even put in an order with you and split the shipping ).
it will cost you us $22 to ship and will take a couple of days to get to you. sometimes the currency conversion adds a few more dollars.
otherwise excel has an adapter but hidden in their small parts section for $20. you will still need a stem.
it's not that much of a waste as most of the new parts except for the adapter you will use the next time you upgrade your frame providing you have a 1" fork.

ciao, wes
You don't need to get rid of anything. Read on....boy nigel
May 24, 2001 10:57 AM
Both performancebike.com and coloradocyclist.com have stem adapters for $19.99. You'd simply remove your threaded stem, screw in the adapter (to the steerer tube, just like your old stem), then attach a threadless stem to the adapter. Simple.
But what to do you gain...Horace Greeley
May 24, 2001 2:12 PM
With these adapters, are you gaining any additional stiffness which some say you get from a threadless set up? If the fork/stem combo are still not linked directly, I would think you are not gaining any additional stiffness. Wouldn't a better threaded stem make sense?