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Old 11-28-06, 08:09 PM
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Originally Posted by waytoomanybikes

And in addition, they do not have to bear the cost in time, equipment and money to thread the steer tubes.

Straight gauge tube welded or bonded to the fork, stick it in a box and out the door. No "down time" to thread the tube.
+some more.
It's lean. Threadless eliminates manufacturing process steps and the need for a special set of skills. Any idiot can put together a threadless set at the bicycle mill, preferably for minimum wage while pressing the buttons on the automated Fork-o-Matic.
Manufacturers can generally be trusted to not make production decisions based on servicability over years of service.
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