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Old 04-07-05, 09:14 AM   #1
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threading a fork

I just recently purchased a colnago flash carbon fork. I have plans to put this on a track frame and was wondering if it would be possible to thread this fork to use a track quill stem.
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Old 04-07-05, 10:08 AM   #2
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I think it would be extremely dangerous...
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Old 04-07-05, 10:20 AM   #3
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I wouldn't do it.

Cutting the threads with a die will remove metal from the steerer. Even rolling the threads is going to relocate the metal. If a threadless fork has adequate wall thickness to do this safely, it must have been overweight for normal threadless use. In today's market, I doubt that's the case.
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Old 04-07-05, 03:36 PM   #4
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I wouldn't do it.

Cutting the threads with a die will remove metal from the steerer. Even rolling the threads is going to relocate the metal. If a threadless fork has adequate wall thickness to do this safely, it must have been overweight for normal threadless use. In today's market, I doubt that's the case.
Actually,threadless and threaded steerers tend to be the same thickness. There is usually enough meat in a steel threadless ones. Wouldn't do in on an aluminum one. www.parktool.com has the minimum thickness need to do a threading job. Have it done by a frame builder or machinist,not nosepickers at LBS.
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Old 04-08-05, 06:49 AM   #5
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I think it would be extremely dangerous...

for what reason? I understand that threadles forks are stronger but would I really be putting myself in harms way if I had the fork threaded?
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Old 04-08-05, 07:10 AM   #6
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for what reason?
It's just uninformed BS. If the steerer is steel,do like I said, check out park tool and get it done by someone that knows what they are doing.
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wtf are you guys talking about

i mean man get a life
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Old 04-08-05, 07:29 AM   #9
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Old 04-08-05, 07:29 AM   #10
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