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Threaded Fork to Threadless(3 posts)

Threaded Fork to Threadlessjohnc
Oct 16, 2001 9:07 AM
I'm sure this has been covered before but I couldn't find anything recent. I'm thinking of changing from a 1" threaded steel fork to a 1" threadless carbon fork. At the minimum, I know I need a new stem to go with the new fork. What else would I have to purchase, headset, bars, etc? Would anything have to be modified on my headtube? Any recommendations on these items is appreciated.
I'm in the same boat...Cima Coppi
Oct 16, 2001 9:31 AM
Here's what you'll need and some other suggestions:

New fork (obviously), but take into account the length of the steerer tube, esp. if you have a tall frame.

New headset- I highly recommend a Chris King headset. Fire and forget!!

New stem- If your going with a carbon fibre steerer tube, get a stem with two binder bolts. The Ritchey WCS is probably the best designed for this.

New bars- only if the clamp diameter of your new stem does not match your existing bars.

Spacers- Test your desired height before cutting down the steerer tube, then go a bit tall, as you can always go back and cut the steerer tube down. You cannot lengthen it.

Good luck!!

re: Threaded Fork to ThreadlessDave Hickey
Oct 16, 2001 9:33 AM
You will need a new fork, stem, and at least the top of an threadless headset. You might also need new spacers. Your current bars will work fine, just make sure the stem you buy has the same clamp diameter as your bars. No headtube changes are needed.