Want to ride more!
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: South of Seattle, in the rain
Bikes: Marin for dirt, Cannondale for road
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Could I thread an aluminum steerer tube and mount an old Nitto stem?
I'd like to add a carbon fiber fork to my '87 C-dale Black Lightning for weight reduction and reduced buzz. One possibility is to acquire a used CF fork with a 1" steerer, and I've located one.
The steerer tube is aluminum. Could I cut and thread it (I can get the 24 tpi die work done at my LBS) and re-use the gorgeous Nitto goose neck stem that came with the C-dale, or is this putting way too much strain on aluminum?
How about headset and bearings? It appears the bike came with loose bearings in the headset (as opposed to cartridge bearings) which I'm guessing was standard for those days. Maybe still is.
Thanks in advance for any help.