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Old 06-14-06, 01:00 PM
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Hey, first off, I'm new to the forum, so hello. I'm 20 and live in San Marcos Texas. I've got an older peugeot monaco with egg beater pedals, selle san marco bontrager carbon rail saddle,shimano cranks and and panaracer pasela tourguard tires. I know I'm weird for doing all this to an old peugeot, but the money hasn't equalled what I'd be paying for a newer bike so I don't feel like a complete moron yet.
I'm looking to swap my threaded forks for some carbon threadless forks. I've read around and I see mostly tips and conversions to changing the quill stem to a threadless stem. So I'm wondering, would it be best to just get a threadless stem and forks. Would it work that easy or am I over looking something? I have a feeling the headset falls into play somewhere here.
Thanks and I'm kind of a n00b at all this so, take it easy.
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Old 06-14-06, 01:37 PM
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I think if you look into it you'll find that swap will change your "money hasn't equalled what I'd be paying for a newer bike" situation. In addition to the fork you'll need a new headset and stem (and possibly spacers). Could get into big money.

Performance has a "kit" which is just a headset, stem and fork combo.

I still have threaded and I'm dreading the day I have to upgrade. It's great being able to adjust that thing up or down to any height whenever I want.
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Old 06-14-06, 01:42 PM
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to make the conversion , you need a new fork, new headset, new stem, and possibly new handlebars, depending on the diameter of the handlebars and the new stem.
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Old 06-14-06, 01:43 PM
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Threaded still has its advantages but its quickly becoming regarded as old and obsolete. I have a custom bike being built and it will have a threaded setup. I love old school.
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