triple tree forks? threaded or non threaded headset?

Discussion in 'General Questions' started by chapter7slave, May 31, 2012.

  1. chapter7slave

    chapter7slave New Member

    Hi all, looking to get some triple tree forks with built in disc brake mounts. they come either with threaded or non threaded steering tubes. which is better and why? And where can I get one? Thanks all.

  2. Cavi Mike

    Cavi Mike Member

    Non-threaded are easier to install and adjust and they look much better. You can even drill your top tree to fit some real motorbike risers and fit some real 7/8" or 1" bars. Threaded are only good if you want to use standard bicycle stems.

    Non-threaded triple-tree forks I bought from Bicycle Designer with some modified dirt-bike risers and 7/8" drag bars on my Schwinn chopper. You tell me which looks better, threaded forks and a bicycle stem or this. And when it gets loose from my bearings wearing in, all I have to do is loosen up the cap screw on the top tree, tighten down the cap screw on the top, then re-tighten the cap screw on the tree. Done and done. Can't take more than 2 minutes. Try THAT with a threaded stem.

    Last edited: May 31, 2012