Could I use a tap and die set to add threads to a threadless fork?

Discussion in 'Cycling Equipment' started by veganheart, Feb 22, 2004.

  1. veganheart

    veganheart New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2004
    Messages:
    17
    Likes Received:
    0
    I am trying to buy a carbon fork on ebay. I want to buy a threaded fork but most of them are threadless it seems. Could I use a tap and die set to add threads to a threadless fork?

    thx


    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------



    :cool: :D :p :)
     
    Tags:


  2. boudreaux

    boudreaux New Member

    Joined:
    Oct 16, 2003
    Messages:
    5,133
    Likes Received:
    0
    I wouldn't cutting that many threads is a job for a pro with the right tools. Many steel threadless steerers are not thick enough, and it should not be attempted with an aluminum steerer. Keep looking, as there are plenty of them around,otherwise suck it up and go threadless.
     
  3. skillerv

    skillerv New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 7, 2004
    Messages:
    28
    Likes Received:
    0
    your best bet is to upgrade to a threadless system.although you can find carbon forks out there with threaded steer tubes if you look hard enough.
     
  4. pudster

    pudster New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 20, 2003
    Messages:
    179
    Likes Received:
    0
    If you don't want to buy a headset for a threadless fork you can file the threads out of the threaded cone and use it as a threadless headset. Of course you will have to buy a new stem for threadless.
     
  5. el Ingles

    el Ingles New Member

    Joined:
    Oct 3, 2003
    Messages:
    730
    Likes Received:
    0
    You can but don´t it´ll make the steerer too weak , just accept that it´s an extra charge to the mounting costs of upgrading .
     
  6. BaCardi

    BaCardi New Member

    Joined:
    Jul 6, 2003
    Messages:
    638
    Likes Received:
    0
    Yeah, this is easy. Just get a Park Threading Tool.
     
  7. boudreaux

    boudreaux New Member

    Joined:
    Oct 16, 2003
    Messages:
    5,133
    Likes Received:
    0
    More hooey.The majority of unthreaded steel steerers are too thin and it it shouldn't even be considered with aluminum.
     
  8. BaCardi

    BaCardi New Member

    Joined:
    Jul 6, 2003
    Messages:
    638
    Likes Received:
    0
    nope.
     
  9. BaCardi

    BaCardi New Member

    Joined:
    Jul 6, 2003
    Messages:
    638
    Likes Received:
    0

    More evidence to show that this guy is full of his own hooey and doens't know what he's talking about. Good try though!
     
  10. Calvin Jones

    Calvin Jones New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 3, 2003
    Messages:
    22
    Likes Received:
    0
    If the steering column is carbon or aluminum, it should not be threaded. However, if the column is steel and has the correct sizing, it can be threaded. For the 1-inch for, the OD needs to be 1-inch and the ID should be about 22.25 or 22.3mm. For the 1-1/8 inch for, the OD is 28.6mm, and the ID must be 25.55 to 25.6mm. Too thin of wall will not be safe to thread and use.

    A good shop should be able to do this for you using a die, such as http://www.parktool.com/tools/FTS_1.shtml
     
  11. boudreaux

    boudreaux New Member

    Joined:
    Oct 16, 2003
    Messages:
    5,133
    Likes Received:
    0
    Well genius.....blow you hooey somewhere else and take a read on what the Park tool expert has to say about it. LOL
     
  12. boudreaux

    boudreaux New Member

    Joined:
    Oct 16, 2003
    Messages:
    5,133
    Likes Received:
    0
    Yeah, The 2 steel ones I checked measure 22mm or slightly less ID. It's not rocket science, and I could tell just by looking that the wall thickness was less than the threaded ones. Good to have a guy with the actual numbers around. Much more valuable than a hooey slinger.
     
  13. BaCardi

    BaCardi New Member

    Joined:
    Jul 6, 2003
    Messages:
    638
    Likes Received:
    0
    uuuuhhhhh yeeeaahhhh rrriiiiiiiggggghhhtttt!

    Keep your hooey where the hooey don't shine! Geez! :rolleyes:
     
  14. boudreaux

    boudreaux New Member

    Joined:
    Oct 16, 2003
    Messages:
    5,133
    Likes Received:
    0
    Well, that's a pretty lame comeback from one that has been outed as a certified card carrying hooeymonger. Your laminated wallet card and bronzed wall plaque are in the mail...gratis
     
  15. BaCardi

    BaCardi New Member

    Joined:
    Jul 6, 2003
    Messages:
    638
    Likes Received:
    0
    Dude, did you even bother reading the entire thread? Have you even cut any threads in a steerer yourself? Talk about lame!
     
  16. boudreaux

    boudreaux New Member

    Joined:
    Oct 16, 2003
    Messages:
    5,133
    Likes Received:
    0
    It's obvious you haven't, or have a comprehension problem,but I won't feed the troll anymore.
     
  17. BaCardi

    BaCardi New Member

    Joined:
    Jul 6, 2003
    Messages:
    638
    Likes Received:
    0

    This is freaking hilarious. Because I have done this procedure and if you would READ this thread others have done it also! So, might as well quit while you're behind and claiming to be troll stalked. :p

    READ BRO!
     
  18. boudreaux

    boudreaux New Member

    Joined:
    Oct 16, 2003
    Messages:
    5,133
    Likes Received:
    0
    I'll correct myself before someone else hits me between the eyes with it. The ones I measured are actually 22.2 mm and given Calvins guidelines have enough wall thickness to thread. The advice about aluminum stands, and for steel it's a maybe depending on wall thickness.Still not as simple as suggested that one just grab a tool and do it.I have 2 steel steerers that were theaded by an apparent hack with 10 thumbs and a dull,broken, or improper tool.The threads are barely functional, and look like they were done by a monkey with a broken file and are so rough as to damage soft aluminum threaded onto them. Still probably a job for someone that really knows what they are doing.
     
  19. boudreaux

    boudreaux New Member

    Joined:
    Oct 16, 2003
    Messages:
    5,133
    Likes Received:
    0
    others...in this thread? Quote it, other than Calvin the Park too guy.
     
  20. BaCardi

    BaCardi New Member

    Joined:
    Jul 6, 2003
    Messages:
    638
    Likes Received:
    0

    EXACTLY! "A job for somebody who knows what they are doing." You were up to your old tricks before when you advised the guy that it was basically undoable based on your own personal experiences that now you claim was a botched job. GEEZ! The irony of it all! But keep it going, its funny watching you backtrack! Back! Back! Back! Back! :D
     
Loading...
Loading...