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    I can't find a decent [edit] threadless [/edit] stem for 1" steer tube and oversize bar clamp so I'm looking to stems with shims to work on 1" steer tubes. Anyone run a similar setup? Any issues with slippage or problems from massive amounts of torque that you usually exert on a track bike?
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    Err... no it's 1" threadless steer tube. Sorry, should have stated that.

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    I think zerobug is talking threadless. he's got a threadless 1" steerer tube and wants to use a 1 1/8" stem with shim (with an OS handlebar clamp).
    I also have a 1" threadless stem, and want to get one with more drop, but it's tough to find 1" threadless stems (with a lot of drop). I think the shims work fine, but have no experience with them.

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    i see

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    most 1 1/8" stems come with a shim for 1" steerer tubes.
    no problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by baxtefer
    most 1 1/8" stems come with a shim for 1" steerer tubes.
    no problem.
    What about the ones that don't? Can I get away with using a Problem Solvers 1 1/8" -> 1" shim on say.. a FSA OS115? Or should I stick to stems that include a shim? Most don't really list that they come with a shim and the ones that do are cheapo models with two bolt handlebar clamp faceplates.

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    shim it.

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    you're worrying too much about this. maybe there are a few exceptions out there, but most any shim will work with any stem.

    assemble it and take it for a gentle test ride. if something feels wonky, have your shop take a look.

    signed, a guy who, for about four years, rode a quill-to-1" clip stem converter with a shim so he could use 1 1/8" stems (and just tonight, added a beer can shim so his slightly smaller nitto bars would work with his slightly larger 3t stem).

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    I have shim that came with my salsa stem. makes a 1 1/8 into a 1". Never used. If you pay for postage I can send it to you. PM if interested.
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