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Also, those model 1-R stems had aluminum quill bolts. Some people wouldn't feel great about trusting that bolt. I think it's not a bad idea to replace them with a steel quill bolt.
Yeah, people do complain about them squeaking; but, imo, it's hard to argue with their looks. I'd probably forget about the shim though and look for some compatible (26.4mm) Cinelli bars. Model 65 maybe? Have you checked that basement carefully . . .