So there has been this debate going on on another forum and I thought I would pose this quesiton to frame builders.
Bike island offers a new lugged frame called the "old school track" it includes an uncut, partially threaded fork, the description reads:
This frame comes with a seatpost clamp and a partially threaded 1 inch fork. You can finish threading it or simply cut it down and run it threadless.
My understanding is that 1" threaded and threadless forks are not interchangeable as the thickness of the steer tube is different and it would be unsafe to run a threaded fork as threadless.
Second, cutting threads into a fork isn't something bike shops just do, correct? My understanding is that it can dull the chasing die and eventually ruin it.
Lastly, if the steer tube wall was thicker, would a standard 22.2 quill still fit?
Could ya'll clear this up?