Threaded to threadless headset/fork?

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  • http://www.wiggle.co.uk/p/cycle/7/MPart_¬≠ADapter/5300005187/#more

    any thoughts? on this or similar?

    was looking forward to switch to threadless without abandoning my good threaded HS which has treated me so kindly..

  • why bother when threadless stems are so ugly?

  • oh man, you don't like it?! I'll lock the thread then

  • why bother when threadless stems are so ugly?

    Haha, good to see you on the forum dude. Been a while.

  • why bother when threadless stems are so ugly?

    Maybe, but they're shit loads stiffer and would mean you could run oversize bars which are way stiffer also.

  • why bother when threadless stems are so ugly?

    Tsk, tsk, tsk... Thomson stubby FTW!

  • ^exactly! thanks for that teenslain! is that 50mm?

    any thoughts on the adapter than? I would obviously love a chris king HS, but one step at a time

  • http://www.wiggle.co.uk/p/cycle/7/MPart_¬≠ADapter/5300005187/#more

    any thoughts? on this or similar?

    was looking forward to switch to threadless without abandoning my good threaded HS which has treated me so kindly..

    this.... do you want threaded or threadless? Will this fit your upper race?

    similar.... Chris King makes their own for their headsets. I just purchased and am using one for my ride.

  • ^exactly! thanks for that teenslain! is that 50mm?

    any thoughts on the adapter than? I would obviously love a chris king HS, but one step at a time

    The adaptor works, that's it really... Couldn't find a quill stem that was more comfortable... Love it... :]
    PS It's a 70mm...

  • this.... do you want threaded or threadless? Will this fit your upper race?

    similar.... Chris King makes their own for their headsets. I just purchased and am using one for my ride.

    I'm not sure, that's why I asked. they talk about shimano HS on wiggle but I'm using stronglight...I guess i'll have to buy a new HS anyway

    I have CK (not calvin klein) on my bike-parts-wishlist but it'll have to wait

    thanks teens, do thomson stems come with a shin?

  • I can send you a shim... No charge... :]

  • ^cool! that would be nice of you, I'm in portugal though. but an offer is an offer I guess..

  • just a quick question, is it possible to put a threadless fork and headset onto a frame that originally had a thread fork. And is it as simple as swapping the threaded forks for threadless ones and buying a threadless headset ?.

  • In a nutshell, yes.

    And no...

  • well, quite a nut shell

  • Considerations:
    (assuming you are dealing with 1" as most road threaded stuff is)

    • not all 1" headsets are the same, there are 30.0 and 30.2 (check your headtube or existing headset)
    • 1" forks are becoming hard to get, consider is it worth the upgrade V just getting a modern 1 1/8" frame and fork?
  • I currently have a threaded 1" headset in my frame, however I want to change the fork for a new one I have lying around, so can I replace the threaded headset with a 1" threadless one and just slot the new fork in?
    Obviously I'll have to change stem etc. too.

  • Yes, that's possible.
    As long as the new fork is long enough (steerer tube) and suitable for threadless stems. I think nearly all forks are okay to use with threadless headsets.

  • yes. shims for using 1 1/8" stems with 1" steerer tubes are widely available, increasing the range of suitable stems.

  • Hi guys, I just wondered if anyone could advise me of how i might be able to convert my new bike from threaded to threadless headset? The thread on the fork steerer is seriously wornout so a threaded headset wil no longer fit and I really want to keep the lovely forks. As the thread has almost completely worn off i wondered if i could convert to a threadless ahead set up. I have seen some products which aparently allow you to do this but can't find any info or instructions on how they work or how you install them. Any advise that people can give would be awesome!

  • Could you get the threads re cut?

  • Could you get the threads re cut?

    I'm not sure, they are pretty rusted up, i was just wondering what the easiest solution was.

  • If the thread is worn on the steerer and you can't get it recut, you'd probably jsut have to get a new steerer fitted. I dunno what the logistics of this is, but i'm pretty sure it takes some cutting and welding.

    On the other hand, if you can bear to get rid of the forks then the easiest solution would be some new forks with a threaded/unthreaded steerer, depending which you prefer.

  • It's getting a bit confusing. So it's alright to use threaded forks with threadless headset, even if the threads are located where the upper bearings are?

  • Sorry to drag up an old thread, but has anyone done this? If so, how and pics would be great.

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