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    Should I replace my 1" threaded fork with a threadless one?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drastry View Post
    Should I replace my 1" threaded fork with a threadless one?
    Is there something wrong with the current fork? Seems like money for no gain if there's nothing wrong with what you have.

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    I guess not. I just want to reassemble my bike so bad

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    Should I get 80's Gipiemme Crono Special pedals on modern carbon frame? Wanted something blingier than the MKS Urban but without the Yacht Club prices of the White Industries Urban Platforms or overpriced vintage Campy Triomph/Athena's.
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    Once again, I am trying to get to work on my long-delayed new wheelset project and would like to order parts by Mon AM before I lose my focus

    At present am 160 lbs, vary between 150-165...depending, use my fixed bike as a 1-gear road bike, it is flat here, road surface conditions can be problematic but no huge potholes, am a spinner, try to fight weight-weenie tendencies but they are always lurking, so...

    Dare I try doing 20/24 spoke wheels? Rims ala Kinlin XR-200 (or 270 if anyone persuades me to be slightly more logical) with low flange hubs?

    Or would it be all that much stronger/safer to go with 24/28?

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    I just replaced the 1" threaded fork on one of my road bikes with a 1" threadless setup, featuring nashbar carbon fork (only $99!).

    It has several advantages:
    1) Lightens up the front end
    2) Stiffens up the front end
    3) Makes the cockpit components more comparable with my other bike, which is 1.125" threadless.
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    Quote Originally Posted by IAmSam View Post
    Once again, I am trying to get to work on my long-delayed new wheelset project and would like to order parts by Mon AM before I lose my focus

    At present am 160 lbs, vary between 150-165...depending, use my fixed bike as a 1-gear road bike, it is flat here, road surface conditions can be problematic but no huge potholes, am a spinner, try to fight weight-weenie tendencies but they are always lurking, so...

    Dare I try doing 20/24 spoke wheels? Rims ala Kinlin XR-200 (or 270 if anyone persuades me to be slightly more logical) with low flange hubs?

    Or would it be all that much stronger/safer to go with 24/28?
    Did you really have to ask that question?

    What you're getting at is: is it worth it.

    I'm gonna go with no.

    I'm a rider in the same weight range as you, and wouldn't go down that low. I have personal experience with a set of xr270's at 24/28. They were a good build, I trust the builder, but even they went out of true slightly more than I would like.

    If I was you, I would veer clear of of 20/24 AND the flimsy xr200's. Just my two cents. I do tend do be pretty hard on my equipment, so take that for what it's worth I guess.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TMonk View Post
    Did you really have to ask that question?
    So tell me what you really think?

    Yes, I was hoping, and likely foolishly, for someone to tell me that such a light build would not fall apart under me.

    Thanx for your reply, I will take it seriously.

    Hope to hear from others too...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drastry View Post
    Should I replace my 1" threaded fork with a threadless one?
    Quote Originally Posted by Steev View Post
    Is there something wrong with the current fork? Seems like money for no gain if there's nothing wrong with what you have.
    Switching bars is a hell of a lot easier with a threadless stem than it is with a quill.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drastry View Post
    Should I replace my 1" threaded fork with a threadless one?
    No because threadless is ****ing ugly. Besides if you arent having issues with stiffness or you arent a weight weenie no need. a nice quill and lugged fork will always look better than a threadless setup and perform just fine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GENESTARWIND View Post
    No because threadless is ****ing ugly.
    Totally:




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    ew.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scrodzilla View Post
    Totally:



    In the interest of fairness in the quill stem vs "threadless is ****ing ugly" debate, could you please post an equally nice pic of your Raleigh track bike's quill stem?

    Until then, and please keep in mind that I am a lousy photographer - here is my poor attempt at picturing a daily ridden quill stem...

    Last edited by IAmSam; 09-21-14 at 07:41 AM. Reason: ooops...

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    You get to put cool topcaps on threadless stems tho

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    I've done more ridiculous things than ride 55mi for poon.

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    http://www.pedalroom.com/bike/pake-rum-runner-14226

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scrodzilla View Post
    Totally:



    really... that is super ugly, its bulky looking and not smooth at all. I get that threadless is superior but threaded works just fine for your average cyclist and isnt ugly.

    and yes you should really do a side by side comparison with pictures from your raleigh and that bike.


    Quill stem/threaded setups are elegant while doing what are intended to do just fine while threadless stems/setups are function over form.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GENESTARWIND View Post
    Quill stem/threaded setups are elegant while doing what are intended to do just fine while threadless stems/setups are function over form.
    Of course that bike you quoted is 1-1/8" and most 1-1/8" quills are pretty ugly. Maybe you could find a sweet old Dean 1-1/8" quill if lucky, but then you could only run 25.4 bars.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Drastry View Post
    Should I replace my 1" threaded fork with a threadless one?
    I don't think I would. Pretty steady supply of Cinelli 1a stems and Cinelli 66 and 64 bars around here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scrodzilla View Post
    Totally:



    As nice as these parts are, I don't find thomson stems all that ttractive, especially the x4. CK headsets are beautiful. Spacers are not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shotland View Post
    CK headsets are beautiful. Spacers are not.
    Yeah, proper bike fit is overrated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scrodzilla View Post
    Yeah, proper bike fit is overrated.

    Absolutely not what I said. I said spacers don't look good.

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    Should I get 38mm or 50mm carbon rims for the BMC. I'm going to put the wheels currently on it, back on the old leader frame and build that up for my brother since it's just been sitting around in the garage gathering dust.

    As it is now

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    I like the way my threadless stem looks:

    IMG_0951[1].jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by stryper View Post
    Should I get 38mm or 50mm carbon rims for the BMC. I'm going to put the wheels currently on it, back on the old leader frame and build that up for my brother since it's just been sitting around in the garage gathering dust.

    As it is now

    That thing needs gears.

    I say 38
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    Quote Originally Posted by johnnytheboy
    I've done more ridiculous things than ride 55mi for poon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IAmSam View Post
    Kinlin XR-200 (or 270 if anyone persuades me to be slightly more logical)
    Kinlin XR19W?

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