Mountain Biking - converting from threaded to threadless
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So i found an old Kona lava domb that i am really enjoying riding except for the a) horribly ugly threaded stem and the b) really ****ting stretched out position that it puts me in i was hoping to convert from threaded to threadless, any ideas were to start my lava domb has a 1 inch fork in it now. i'm at a loss since the headset fork area is the one area of the bike that i know nothing about.
thanks in advance
new fork, new headset, new stem.. finding that for a 1" steerer might not be easy.
12-05-06, 12:28 PM
this threadless adaptor would be one way to go....this way you would not have to change the fork and still be able to use different threadless stems......its a very cheap alternative...
12-05-06, 12:41 PM
Marzocchi is the only company still making new suspension forks in a 1" steerer.
Good luck trying to find a deal on them.
I have an old Trek that I was going to upgrade with some newer "decent" parts I had laying around.
Decided that $300 for cheap forks wasn't worth it, considering I got the bike for free.
If you don't want suspension, then it's easy...you'll have to buy what mccoine listed, but it is pretty easy to find.
12-05-06, 02:55 PM
Nashbar has a 1" RST Omega T6 for $99.95
May not be a SID, but it would serve the purpose.
I will be buying one for my C-dale SS project after christmas.
Suntour makes 1" forks
here is just one example, i am sure there are others:
note the Crown race diameter = 27. you most likely need a 27mm or 26.4mm
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