headsets, etc

Discussion in 'Cycling Equipment' started by NateyWatey, Feb 20, 2007.

  1. NateyWatey

    NateyWatey New Member

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    alright this might be kind of a noob-ish question so don't kill me for asking......but I have a 1" threaded headset on my s-works and I want to know what other kinds of headsets are out there, which sizes will fit my headtube, etc. WHAT CAN I UPGRADE TO THAT IS NOT THREADED? and is there a way to make a 1 1/8" headset fit my frame?

    basically my reason for wanting a new headset is that I'm sick of quill-style stems and how gay they look. I also want to upgrade to a carbon fork and most of them out there are threadless nowadays.

    p.s. what does "threadless" mean anyway?
     
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  2. bigkev

    bigkev New Member

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    The best thing you could do is go to your local bike shop and ask him to look at a bike with a a head set up thay are completely differant and thay are two ways of putting pre load onto your bearings .
     
  3. gclark8

    gclark8 New Member

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    What yoou need is a "Converter for ahead stem alloy, from 22.2mm to 28.6mm:"
     
  4. 531Aussie

    531Aussie Well-Known Member

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    no, you can't make a 1"1/8 headset fit your frame.

    A threaded fork literally has a thread at the top of the fork steerer tube, onto which a threaded headset screws. A threadless steerer is just a bare 'pipe'.

    If you just wanna get rid of your stem, a much cheaper option is just to get a threadless stem adaptor, which sits in the threaded fork the same way a quill stem does, then you clamp a threadless stem to it. This way you get to keep your current forks and headset

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    but, if you want new forks......

    There are heaps of 1" forks out there, and plenty of 1" headsets that will fit your frame.

    If you go threadless, there's a slight chance you'll need new bars along with the fork, headset and stem, because some of the old quill stems have a different diameter to the new ones
     
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