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    Threaded fork with threadless headset?

    I got a decent fork off Amazon, but failed to notice it was threaded. I've talked to a couple bike mechanics in the area and they said that it wouldn't be good idea to install the threaded fork with my current threadless headset because the fork would probably break where the threaded section went into the threadless section. But what if I put a fiberglass resin plug in to strengthen between the two sections? Can anybody think of a reason this wouldn't work?

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    Internal reinforcement won't help, the outside of the tube sees the highest stress and that's where the threads weaken it.

    Is it a 1" steerer? Threaded steerers are very rare these days.
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    Dang... you think even if I fill the inside of the tube with liquid resin that hardens when dry the threads will still break off eventually?

    I'm kind of a newb... the steerer would be the part that attaches to the suspension fork and the handlebars? and would I be measuring the distance between the handlebars and the place it connects to the suspension fork?

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    You'd need to fill the inside with steel to be sure.

    The steerer is the tube from the fork crown up to the stem. The stem connects the fork steerer to your handlebars.
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    Oh ok the steerer is 1 1/8" then. Thanks for the advice!

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