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Originally Posted by mycoatl
You can convert to threadless with a new fork and new headset. It's probably going to be 1" threadless, though, which will limit your options (fewer choices of forks, headsets and stems).
No "probably" about it; only a 1" steering tube will fit into a 1" head tube.
That being said, many threadless headset manufacturers offer 1" models; I have a 1" Chris King on one of my bikes.
Stems are even easier; all you need is a steering tube shim and you can use any 1-1/8" stem on that 1" steering tube.
Today, I believe my jurisdiction ends here...