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Old 09-01-07, 05:33 PM
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Headset Question

I am looking at a single speed frame that come with a threadless headset. I like quill stems and was wondering if I could simply remove the threadless and put in a treaded headset and trim the steerer tube to a proper length.
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Old 09-01-07, 06:07 PM
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Originally Posted by PedalingAlong View Post
I am looking at a single speed frame that come with a threadless headset. I like quill stems and was wondering if I could simply remove the threadless and put in a treaded headset and trim the steerer tube to a proper length.
A threadless steerer tube wouldn't be long enough to use and you would have make your own threads with a die if there was enough.

A threaded headset works with the fork threaded at the top of the steerer tube, which would mean you would need a NEW threaded type fork. So say if I had a 1" threaded headset I would need the fork to go with it i.e 1" threaded fork.

Hope this helps although i didn't quite understand what you wanted, I'm not that at great explaining things either

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yes, it can be done.
You would need a threaded headset, and a threaded fork.
You could have threads added to your existing fork, however finding someone to do it could prove problematic.
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Originally Posted by FlatFender View Post
yes, it can be done.
You would need a threaded headset, and a threaded fork.
You could have threads added to your existing fork, however finding someone to do it could prove problematic.
The simpler version, , why didn't i say that
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Thanks for your help. And yes your answer was explained just fine for me to figure out... this will be more work then I am looking for. Its the Milwaukee Frames built for Ben's Cycles by Waterford. I like the bars high and threadless headsets don't look that great like that.
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Thanks for the detail diagram. That showed me something about the headset I forgot.
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