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#1 2013-01-23 5:32am

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1" Threadless

Hey all,

I tried the Search function, really I did. Nothing coming up on this, so here goes:

1" Threadless forks. How long was that a thing?

I know there was the Hoffman superfork in 1", I had one BITD. But now I've also got a Haro Group One RSi with a 1" threadless fork, and now I'm wondering, how long did BMX flirt with 1" threadless designs, and who did it?

Post 'em if you've got 'em!

-Dan


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#2 2013-01-24 4:22am

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Re: 1" Threadless

Dk hoffman and s&m come to mind. But all quickly went to 1-1/8th, as that became the norm.


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#3 2013-01-24 9:36am

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Re: 1" Threadless

Yeah, I thought so too. I could have sworn the Group 1 I have was a 1 1/8", but no, it's 1" threadless, so Haro certainly used it for a while. Maybe '95-'96? Hoffman and S&M as early as '94?

Anybody have more info?


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#4 2013-02-04 9:59am

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Re: 1" Threadless

Any thoughts? Anyone?


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#5 2013-02-27 4:25pm

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Re: 1" Threadless

I've got a Powerlite 1" threadless fork, in really nice condition.  Am trying to figure how to install on a Free Agent Speedway Jr frame.  I have a nice FA quil stem, though just stopped at my LBS to ask about a headset to fit and they looked at me like I had three heads.

Anyone else have this issue?  I'd swear I remember running a threadless fork/stem on my Diamond Back Viper (87?).  Any thoughts??

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#6 2013-02-27 4:31pm

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Re: 1" Threadless

s&m did not do true 1" threadless. it was similiar to early superforks that used a 1" threaded headset and had a nub for the stem.

bully hotrods and some hoffmans did bmx 1" threadless which is different the mini 1".

ebay will be your best bet on the headset. most shops where not in business when this stuff came out.seemed to only be about 2-4 stretch that 1" threadless lasted before 1 1/8" became the norm.

i would double chech all the measurements on your fork before buying a headset as the crown sizes for the lower fork race do vary.

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#7 2013-03-01 11:39am

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Re: 1" Threadless

I'm building a 97' (?) Free Agent Speedway jr and am trying really hard to use a 1" threadless fork, along with a FA quil stem.  The steer tube is a bit short for a conventional threadless stem.  It appears that I need to build/manufacture-ish a headset that will be compatable with the fork/frame and am wondering if anyone else has experience with this?  I hear rumor of trips to Home Depot or Lowes to find parts to make this happen.

Anyone?

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#8 2013-03-01 11:42am

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Re: 1" Threadless

answer racing made a 1" threadless alumilite race fork  ,look at road bike  parts for headsets

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#9 2013-03-02 6:05pm

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Re: 1" Threadless

Guestimate 96-98.
I had a dk and ordered a 26 landing gear 1" threadless from se and an aheadset 1".
I think that was in 98 and seemed like about the end of availability.
Worked really well on a frame that would have had a threaded originally.
Remember those Bmx suspension forks. Was about the same time as that cause my friend had that fork and a 1" redneck(I think those were a true 1" thread less from what I saw)


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#10 2013-03-02 6:11pm

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Re: 1" Threadless

road bike headset

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#11 2013-03-03 12:10pm

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Re: 1" Threadless

much appreciated.  I'm now searching road bike graveyards for parts.  Thankfully, Eugene is very road bike friendly town(not so much for the off-road-riders).

stay tuned...

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