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    fork threading

    if you have a fork that's too long for your frame, is it possible to get it cut AND re-threaded? Or do you just have to go threadless?

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    you can definitely have the threads cut farther down on the steerer tube. you just need the correct thread cutting die. Good shops may have them, frame builders may too.

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    thanks, I assume it'll be expensive?

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    Quote Originally Posted by chromeSpork View Post
    thanks, I assume it'll be expensive?
    I don't know, i wanted to have it done a while ago and never got around to it.
    anybody ever get this done?

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    not reeally you can get the thread die to do it yourself pertty dam cheap (30$at most ) just take you time when making the threads, i learnt that threading the outside of a tube properly is A LOT harder than tapping a hole to recive the threads, go slow, use oil, back it off every 1/2 turn then continue

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taps_and_dies#Die

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    I spoke with the LBS this morning he said about $40 per inch for threading!

    Go threadless for that price...
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    I have the die and its not hard or that time consuming. but shop labor is always pretty expensive I guess.

    you need 1" x 24 tpi die, here is park tools
    http://www.parktool.com/products/det...=49&item=FTS-1

    die's are expensive.. so find one to borrow.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 9Rings View Post
    I spoke with the LBS this morning he said about $40 per inch for threading!

    Go threadless for that price...

    1" threadless is kind of a pain. They shouldn't have to thread more than an inch, as it will be cut anyway. They may want to just run threads all the way down since starting threads on a bare steerer is kind of a beeyotch, but that's their problem for being lazy.
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    thanks guys, even if it's 40 per inch, I might do it. Sometimes I look at my ride and obsess about **** that prob doesn't matter........... anyone know about someone in toronto who can do this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Landgolier View Post
    1" threadless is kind of a pain.
    How so? You can use any stem you want (1 1/8" or 1"), and you have the convenience of threadless.
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    OK, I wouldn't totally say it's a pain, they're not hard to find or anything, but there can be drama if you have a JIS frame and/or fork. Not a big deal, but doing a bunch of reaming and milling doesn't exactly solve the problem of frame and fork prep being pricey. If the whole thing is already ISO, I would agree with you that this is the OP's best option.
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    $40 per inch is pretty outrageous. I just had the threads extended about a centimeter and it was $12. Maybe he was quoting you for cutting a virgin fork tube (no threads whatsoever), which is pretty hard to do.
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    $12 per centimeter

    1"= 2.54cm

    2.54cm x $12 = $30.48

    Your guy isn't much cheaper
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