And why is it that new SSFG riders always want to switch to threaded. It is inferior and a giant hassle. Why would you spend so much effort and money on something that will reduce the performance of your bike.
I think he means why would he thread a threadless fork/steerer, threading a threadless fork will make the threaded steerer more brittle. It is extremely time consuming for shops to start new threads rather than chase threads on a threaded fork.
hey guys, its a learning process right, Im not willing to thread this fork, I'm also not getting a new one. Dont knock me, as I stated Im willing to see whats the deal.
As far as for no tape, I do like tape, just didnt find any at the LBS that I liked, choices are rather limited in Brownsville....Im thinking about harlequin cloth wrap in this case.
Okay, well thanks for being reasonable. But here is what the deal is, a lot of new riders get into SSFG because of how they look, which is fine. However, they often by the Kilo and want to switch to a threaded headset, which is pretty costly, considering you may need a new fork or at least have it threaded, a new headset, and then a new stem. In doing this you are losing performance in your bike because threadless systems are much stiffer and if you're going to be changing bars at all, it's a hell of a lot easier. There is an old thread around here somewhere with a bunch of pictures of good looking threadless stems. Maybe try looking for that.
I cant say that I got into fixed/single for the look of it, I could do alot of things for the look of it. Truth is I've ridden mountain bikes for a while now, and when I wanted to ride on the street I would ride my mountain bike.
I got tired of it and decided to try an entry level road bike to see if it was to my liking, I LOVE IT
So its not for the look, as in Brownsville I'm probably one of the very limited that actually know what the bikes are, but I dont want my bike to look like ****, we all like nice stuff right?