Re: 1" Threaded forks to threadless conversion
Originally Posted by janiejones
I have a steel frame with threaded 1" forks and headset - I was hoping to change over to a new forkset with threadless ahead stem, headset and forks - are there any problems with this.
I know how the threadless works, I use it on a couple of other bikes, but I've never changed from threaded to threadless. Is it just a matter of changing all the parts I've mentioned.
The most obvious disadvantage is the cost ... it IS mostly
just a matter of removing the old parts and replacing them with the new components.
Once you know what's-what, it is actually EASIER to work with a threadless front fork & stem ... and, once it is set up, you only need a couple of Allen wrenches to keep things adjusted.
picture is my mid-80s vintage Olmo which was "updated" (more for cosmetic reasons; but, the bike is about a pound lighter which is a weak justification for the particular bike) with a threadless fork.
However, the less obvious
disadvantage is that the tire clearance is reduced with the new front fork -- most new threadless forks are carbon fiber and cannot accept a 700x28 tire ... or, fenders. Some can & do.