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Old 08-23-08, 11:09 AM   #1
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changing fork off older road bike

I have a Torelli frame from about 1990 that has a 1" steerer tube and quill stem. i'd like to upgrade the fork to carbon and get rid of the quill stem. What type of fork do I need? 1" threaded or threadless? thanks
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I have a Torelli frame from about 1990 that has a 1" steerer tube and quill stem. i'd like to upgrade the fork to carbon and get rid of the quill stem. What type of fork do I need? 1" threaded or threadless? thanks
I don't even know if a threaded carbon fork is made. I doubt it. Go threadless and don't look back

You will need a fork, stem and headset. You might want too look at new bars too. It's not going to be a cheap proposition either. I estimate from $200 and up for all the parts. Labor not included.
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Nashbar does make a 1" threaded carbon fork (NS-CF1T), but to ditch the quill stem, you have to go threadless. I see prices up to about $400 for forks, and like cyccommute says, you also need a new threadless headset, stem and bars. The selection of good 1" stems seems to be diminishing in favor of the 1-1/8", and I expect 1" forks to fade away, too.
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Yes threadless 1" carbon forks are still made. Just bought a Reynolds for my Pinarello.
There aren't as many choices as there used to be though.
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ok--thanks for all the info. 1" threadless it is.
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