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    Threaded or threadless fork?

    If the set up for my headset and stem is already threadless - does that mean I HAVE to go with a threadless carbon fork or could I use a threaded fork? Besides personal preferences about aesthetics or what's easier to work with, I just thought I ask if it'd be a technical issue. Sorry if this is a stupid question

    Thanks!

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    if you want to use threaded fork, you would need to buy a new headset and stem. and seeing as how you most likely have a 1 1/8th headset you would need a headset reducer to fit the 1in headset as well.

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    You don't HAVE TO but it's most practical if you just stuck with the original system, especially if we're talking 1 1/8" head tube.
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    Yeah, it is 1-1/8 head tube. Thanks for the advice! Do you know any good places that sell threadless carbon forks for a good price?

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    ebay or craiglist are your best bets. Unless there are some bike swap meets in your area.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alyson.noele View Post
    Yeah, it is 1-1/8 head tube. Thanks for the advice! Do you know any good places that sell threadless carbon forks for a good price?
    I know you're tiny and don't weigh much, but don't skimp on a fork. Used carbon scares me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian View Post
    I know you're tiny and don't weigh much, but don't skimp on a fork. Used carbon scares me.
    Surprisingly though, carbon fiber, unlike most other things, does not spontaneously implode upon contact.

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