Old 03-14-18, 05:20 PM
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Originally Posted by wesmamyke View Post
I think the biggest issue with threading an unthreaded steerer is getting the die started straight. If you want to experiment a guy has a couple 1-1/8" threading dies on ebay super cheap right now, no pilots or handle though. It's heresy to talk about threading a threadless fork, but if it was mine I'd probably just try anyway.

Went and measured the longest 1-1/8" threaded steerer I personally have, about 8.5" and that's the longest non replacement fork I've ever seen. The frame it came off was gigantic by mountain bike standards, 23" or 24" at least.
Okay, tomorrow I'm actually going to go measure my head tube and steerer. We got about 18 inches of snow last night, so it's a slog getting out to the shed. One of these years I will remember not to store my snowshoes in the shed.

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