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Old 10-10-10, 01:22 AM   #1
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threadless to threaded stem question

Just wondering what is the process to convert from a threadless 1" steerer to become 1" threaded. If I simply just replace the threadless headset with a threaded headset then I can use threaded quill stems? Or do I need to change other things. Thanks.
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that and the fork has to be replaced with the corresponding type.
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its just aesthetic - there are probably zero reasons i can think of that make quill stems more practical/higher in performance.

but answering your question, since aesthetics is important nonetheless
have the lbs thread your fork, and get a threaded headset
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have the lbs thread your fork, and get a threaded headset
Is that possible in all cases?; if I remember correctly there was a guy who posted here about how his LBS wouldn't do that for him......
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Again, most shops are willing to chase threads for you but not many will actually cut new ones for you...

More to read here.
http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...ankin-my-chain
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Threaded forks are pretty cheap and easy to be had. I got one for $35 from my shop after a collision a while back.
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threading a previously unthreaded fork is a somewhat risky proposition, and one that many bike shops are unwilling to take on. Buy a new fork, or better yet, stop caring about your bikes looks and don't spend all this money on an impractical 'upgrade'
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But but but but then I can't use my NJS headset and stem...
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