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Old 01-17-06, 11:11 AM
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Replace threaded fork with threadless

I have a Giant SE bike with front suspension forks which has a threaded stem. I would like to replace the front forks with a new threadless suspension fork. I measured the stem at 1 1/8. Can I do this and change to a threadless stem. If I can what parts do I need to buy. I'm guessing I need a threadless headset and stem for the handlebar. Any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance. dave
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Old 01-17-06, 11:14 AM
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yep, threadless headset and stem. You will need a hacksaw and file to cut the fork steerer tube the correct length.
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Originally Posted by mcoine
You will need a hacksaw and file to cut the fork steerer tube the correct length.
Some sort of guide for the saw is useful if you don't have the proper tool - and old stem or crown can work in a pinch. You will also need a star fangled nut (the proper installation tool helps here as well).
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what they said. you'll need a new headset and stem. the headset *should* come with the starnut. be sure to grab a few extra spacers to adjust extra height, if needed. and don't cut the steer tube all the way down right a way. give some extra length, do a ride or two to decide where you wnat it before you do the final cut. even then, i normally leave an extra 5-10mm for later adjustment/stem swapping if i want later.
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