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Another kludge is possible, Though the BBB BHP 20 is the elegant fix
Low cost Quill tube steel style stem riser,
available from most bike shop suppliers, tightened in the fork,
then slide the threadless headset
over the threaded fork .. fill in the old damaged threads in with JB Weld and make smooth if you wish..
the Tube stem riser is 7/8 OD on the Bottom reduced to go inside, then,
1" OD on the top, then you put a threadless stack of spacers under the clamped on stem as you will need do any how , and use a compression type top cap ,
so it will come out as needed , to retighten the Quill bolt at the bottom , perhaps ..
[unlike a starfangled nut] .. and that will do the job of adjusting thru
the stack, under the stem and the headset.
Of course you can also have any welding shop overlay the damaged threads with brass , and then just have the fork re threaded and use the existing parts over again , minus replacing the older headset with a fresh one..
Still don't need to use a cheap Carbon fork. re use the fork you already own
Last edited by fietsbob; 09-10-10 at 01:22 PM.