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Old 06-09-03, 02:39 PM   #1
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threaded vs. non threaded headset

I will likely be picking up a new road bike frame and I have the choice of threaded vs. non threaded headset and fork. It comes with a 1" threaded now but the seller will swap that out with new forks if I want to. Any advantage in going non threaded?

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what about ease of maintenance, R&R? I am not a big weight freak so I don't know how much of a difference one can expect, but I don't think it can be much. Correct me if I am wrong here.

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Alot more options in future, there are not alot of threaded forks anymore or quills, a threadless stem and fork are alot easier to find in the future since they are the current standard.
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Kev is correct. Most new road bikes (if not all) come threadless. Quills offer more flexibility in hight adjustment. I cannot see any major difference in maintenance, etc. I think the trend away from threaded is due to speckmanship, competition and customers being obsessed with weight. The threadless maybe little cheaper to make as well, it is less flexible/adjustable, but not impossible to do many things with various stems. I can still find parts for either variety. The current fad is threadless.
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