Old 12-21-06, 08:54 AM
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Threadless steerer tubes are thinner than threaded tubes -- since they don't take forces and torque the same way. If you need to get the fork threaded, do as fixedpip posted above and what Mikkelsen did: he chops off the steerer tube leaving an inch or two and welds a pre-threaded tube onto the remaining tube and cuts down the threads to get the desired length.

Personally, while my current bikes are all threaded, I loved threadless (which is definitely superior) when I had a Soma Rush a few years ago.

I had a Cinelli Alter on it (which stripped during a routine bar change at the track) followed by a Salsa SUL which is a pretty sexy threadless stem.

Here's what they looked like:



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