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Singlespeed & Fixed Gear "I still feel that variable gears are only for people over forty-five. Isn't it better to triumph by the strength of your muscles than by the artifice of a derailer? We are getting soft...As for me, give me a fixed gear!"-- Henri Desgrange (31 January 1865 - 16 August 1940)

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Old 07-23-08, 12:19 AM   #1
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This may sound like a dumb question....

but do you need a stem in order to install the headset?
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Old 07-23-08, 01:19 AM   #2
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Threaded headset, no.
Threadless headset, no.......but you need the stem to keep the headset bearings under load.
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Old 07-23-08, 05:41 AM   #3
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You will however need the stem to cut your fork down for a threadless set-up. Or at the very least the total stack height of your stem would work i guess.
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Old 07-23-08, 05:56 AM   #4
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Yes, if the steertube is threadless.
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