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Originally Posted by rc50
thanks a ton for the help ... . but... my first post was asking how do i go from threaded to threadless
headset without changing the fork...
just give me the name of a headset that will let me do that if there is one..
Probably not possible.
Threaded forks typically only stick about 1cm or so past the top of the headset, and this has a nut on it to keep pressure on the headset bearings.
Threadless forks stick up past the headset by at least an inch or so, sometimes more. The stem and all the spacers press down on the headset from the top-cap.
In order to make a threaded fork work in a threadless setup, the steerer tube will have to be a LOT longer than the head-tube, and then you cut the threaded part off. With the threads cut off, it will have to be still a good deal longer than the headtube. Some folks clamp their stem onto the threaded part, but that is pretty lazy and dangerous.
In summary, in order to make it work, your fork will have to have a length of UNTHREADED steerer tube that is long enough to go through the headtube, both cups of a headset, and almost reach the top of the stem that you are using. That is longer than most previously-mounted threaded forks are. Sorry.