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Mar
31
comment Are all side-pull road bicycle brakes compatible?
Anyway to clarify: all sidepull cantilever brakes will work on all "short pull" levers? There's no exceptions or mounting variations or other catches?
Mar
31
comment Are all side-pull road bicycle brakes compatible?
As a project, I'm going to replace things until it makes the transition into getting it's own slow motion entrance like a bad teen movie. It was $180 on craigslist: Victory Vision Road Bike and I've handbuilt new wheels for it with Attack/Force tires, upgraded to RaceFace Cadence external BB crankset, and a carbon seatpost and computer. Next up is brakes, and then perhaps a threadless headset with carbon forks and integrated stem/handlebars. "Not Another Teen BSO!"
Mar
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Mar
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accepted Is threadless a noticeable difference from threaded headset setups?
Mar
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Mar
24
comment Is threadless a noticeable difference from threaded headset setups?
So - why did the industry make the switch? Is it production / costs? Or the larger diameter steerer tube the same head tube accommodate? So far, threaded setups have the advantage of height adjustment without cutting, and a stronger connection, disadvantage of weight. Anything else?
Mar
24
comment Is threadless a noticeable difference from threaded headset setups?
Head tube O.D. is 37.4mm, I can't find a good place to measure the steerer tube without removing the stem. It's the 'right size' to press in a standard 1 1/8" threadless headset.
Mar
23
comment Is threadless a noticeable difference from threaded headset setups?
Because I feel like it. Bottom line is, a marginally tightened quill stem can resist said force, and Aluminum/Carbon Fiber threadless stems cannot. I will try again with the assembly goo, but in this regard I think threaded setups are stronger.
Mar
23
comment Is threadless a noticeable difference from threaded headset setups?
I'll measure it when I get home; suffice it to say I know it will accept a 1.25" threadless headset/fork if I pressed one in.
Mar
23
comment Is threadless a noticeable difference from threaded headset setups?
Maybe, but I cannot tighten it anymore; and I have pulled the threads out of aluminum stems before trying to tighten them enough. Try it on your bike: trap the front wheel between your feet and reef on the bars; I suspect you can get it to budge, too.
Mar
23
comment Is threadless a noticeable difference from threaded headset setups?
I didn't measure here. The head tube is the right diameter to accept a 1.25" threadless headset. It currently has a threaded setup. Does that make it a 1.0" threaded headset then?
Mar
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comment Is threadless a noticeable difference from threaded headset setups?
I have not tried gritty carbon assembly goo, but I will now. I don't really see it as a huge problem; I don't typically hold the wheel and reef on the handlebars, but I do think it's worth noting that a casual tighten of a threaded stem can handle more twisting force than as much tightening as I can get out of aluminum and carbon fiber threadless stems.
Mar
23
comment Is threadless a noticeable difference from threaded headset setups?
On my last build, I tried to make it so I couldn't spin the stem with the wheel held, and pulled the threads out of the aluminum stem before it would tighten enough. This is a carbon fiber integrated stem and handlebar with aluminum nutserts, and it is tightened until the carbon fiber started crackling some. If I hold the wheel, I can still budge the handlebars.
Mar
22
comment Is threadless a noticeable difference from threaded headset setups?
Did you mean threadless? Both seem to have lots of lengths and angles, and changing stems without unwrapping is a feature of the stem (the ones that bolt a plate on each side), all of this independent of the headset choice.
Mar
22
comment Is threadless a noticeable difference from threaded headset setups?
I'm basically interested in the ways in which a threadless is an 'upgrade', aside from weight reduction and allowing more modern components.
Mar
22
comment Is threadless a noticeable difference from threaded headset setups?
I can hold the wheel and force the stem to slip around the steer tube; and cannot do this to threaded stems due to the expansion of the split shaft.
Mar
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