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i'm considering buying a Windsor or Motobecane track bike with 1" threaded steerer, but can a threaded steerer frame be converted later to mount a threadless headset (Chris King)?
 

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i'd say yes 2 ways

i have a chris king headset that does both threaded or threadless for 1 inch steerers. I also rode for several years on a threaded uncut fork that i used a threadless headset and stem (steel fork that was painted to match my frame so i wanted to use it, but did not want to do the traditional quill stem, instead used what i had--whihc was threadless stuff)
some may not recommentd this, but i had no issues
so you can do it

jim
 

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TrailNut said:
i'm considering buying a Windsor or Motobecane track bike with 1" threaded steerer, but can a threaded steerer frame be converted later to mount a threadless headset (Chris King)?
If you swap the fork for a threadless. You can get a King headset now for the threaded and if you decide to go with a threadless later on, you can get the king threadless conversion kit for about $30. For now you can get a quill adapter and use a newer design stem.
 

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simple

new fork, new headset, new stem. install and ride.
 

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atpjunkie said:
new fork, new headset, new stem. install and ride.
Yep. It's pretty much that simple.
 

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as long as you or somebody you know

has a headset press. the rest is pretty simple. did it a few years back
 

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thanks, y'alls

atpjunkie said:
has a headset press. the rest is pretty simple. did it a few years back

oh good, since my LBSs,
The Missing Link & Solano Avenue Cyclery,
has headset presses and knows what do do with 'em
then I shall be all set
 
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