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Old 08-14-06, 07:24 PM   #1
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stem options?

Hey,

I recently purcahsed a set of bullhorn bars for my KHS Flite 100 fixed gear. I got a good deal on them online, but didn't think of one thing...

My steer tube is 1" and the bars are 31.8mm. I'm having a hard time finding a stem that would fit those dimensions.

I know that they make reducing shims, but I don't know if they are good or not. Any ideas?

Also, any idea if anyone makes a 1" to 31.8mm stem?

Any help is appreciated.

-Erik
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Old 08-15-06, 12:05 AM   #2
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The shims for 1" steerers work fine. Just make sure the steerer and shim are degreased so nothing slips around and torque it all to spec.
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I don't think a shim is going to help in this situation.
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I don't think a shim is going to help in this situation.
Not a shim for the bars. A shim for the fork steer tube so that you can use a 1-1/8" stem on a 1" fork. I have one on my bike and it works fine. I have never seen a 1" oversize (31.8) stem.
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thanks guys. I'm picking one up today from my LBS.

Just wanted to make sure that it was a good solution. Luckily they're only a couple of bucks.

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