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HelpRev. Litespeed
Sep 21, 2001 4:55 PM
I have been considering going threadless. I know that it is not a great weight savings. However, I think threadless looks cool and I can do it fairly cheep with an easton ec70 fork. I am just wondering if I will have a super stack of spacers? My bike is an older Litespeed with 1" headset and I have about 5 to 6" of seatpost out. I have 3 to 4 " of drop from seat now. I was planning on useing a bit of a rise on the stem in an effort to get about 2-3" of drop from the seat. What do you think? Will I have to many spacers? Any advice?
Thanks
re: Helpbadabill
Sep 21, 2001 5:30 PM
Cut the fork long and start with at least few extra spacers. You can ride the bike and find the bar height you are comfortable with. Once you find the right height make your final cut. I would start with maybe 5 spacers and work my way down. Your stem angle and head tube length will make a difference.
The cheap bas**rd's solution...Elefantino
Sep 21, 2001 6:27 PM
I bought one of those Performance fork adapters for my 5000 ... allows me to use a Ritchey 1 1/8" threadless stem on my threaded fork. I can't tell you how many people have come up to me and asked: "There's something different about you today. Have you lost weight? Or gone threadless?"
The cheap bas**rd's solution...Ray
Sep 23, 2001 3:38 AM
And they were wrong on both counts, eh?