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Old 09-13-13, 10:46 AM
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Front fork swapout!

Is it possible to swap out my threaded fork to a non threaded style? I believe it is, if I purchase a new headset, stem, and handlebars. Am I correct?
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Originally Posted by SamL View Post
Is it possible to swap out my threaded fork to a non threaded style? I believe it is, if I purchase a new headset, stem, and handlebars. Am I correct?
Yes, if you replace the headset and upper components you can switch to threadless.

Try to match the blade length and rake as closely as possible, so the handling doesn't change.
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Old 09-13-13, 10:56 AM
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Thanks sounds good, I've been researching alot. Seems like I've got it figured out. Always like a second opinion though.
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Old 09-13-13, 11:30 AM
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You may or may not have to change handlebars depending on the diameter of the clamp area of your current bar and the stem you purchase. A new fork, headset and stem are certain
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Originally Posted by SamL View Post
Is it possible to swap out my threaded fork to a non threaded style? I believe it is, if I purchase a new headset, stem, and handlebars. Am I correct?
Fork, headset, stem. Thems the big three.

Know that if its a 1" headtube, 1" forks can be tricky to find, especially if you have a big frame as most forks have been trimmed to fit their former frame, and 1" threadless stems are nearly impossible to find. You can shim a stem, but you'll be hunting for a fork.

Similar story with 1 1/4" sized parts, though giant is reviving the 1 1/4" threadless size for their mountain stems.
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You didn't say why you want to change. If it's a change to modern thing, Nashbar makes a threaded, carbon bladed fork.

Maybe, this might save you some trouble.
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