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    threaded to threadless steerer tube

    Hey guys I know this is probably an odd idea but how possible do you guys think it would be for me to essentially cut off the threaded steerer tube on my bike and weld a threadless steerer tube ( I just buy a billet of chromoly steel or similar steel alloy and machine it down to the correct diameter type of thing) and then replace the headset?

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    or do you guys think I could get away with welding chromoly tubing to the top of the threaded portion to extend the steer tube and make it threadless with maybe less effort involved?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mpvick97 View Post
    or do you guys think I could get away with welding chromoly tubing to the top of the threaded portion to extend the steer tube and make it threadless with maybe less effort involved?
    Don't know if they are still available but there used to be steerer tube extenders that were essentially just the "vertical" part of a classic threaded stem. You could then clamp a threadless stem to this vertical extension.

    If your only desire is to go to a threadless stem (don't really see the value in this) then your best bet is to buy a new fork. The chances of welding working well in this application are slim, and a broken steerer tube is a very bad thing to happen. I would not describe your idea as "odd" but rather "bad."
    Last edited by Kerry Irons; 04-27-2018 at 07:33 AM.

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    I agree - sounds like a bad idea. It sounds like you want to keep the fork but use otherwise threadless set up. Try something like this:

    https://www.thebikesmiths.com/produc...yABEgL95vD_BwE

    I like the aesthetics of quill stems better but of course they are a little more hassle for changing out bars, etc. Origin 8 makes a threaded stem with a removable faceplate.

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    Hugely bad idea.
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