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Old 08-21-09, 11:27 AM   #1
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1 1/8" shim to 1"?

I bought a stem from a member here for my kilo. he said it was a 1" but it clearly isn't. is it possible to shim it down to 1" or am i screwed.
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Old 08-21-09, 11:30 AM   #2
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Yes you can shim it to go from 1 1/8 to 1.

http://www.jensonusa.com/store/produ...1+18+Stem.aspx
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Old 08-21-09, 11:35 AM   #3
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I have one(shim) Kicking around Send me your address And you can have it
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Totally doable. 1" threadless stems are much harder to find. I haven't run one....ever. Shims all the way.
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Old 08-21-09, 12:42 PM   #5
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You're screwed. Shims make things bigger, not smaller. You can make the diameter of your stem with bigger from 1" to 1 1/8" but not the other way around.
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Old 08-21-09, 12:48 PM   #6
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You're screwed. Shims make things bigger, not smaller. You can make the diameter of your stem with bigger from 1" to 1 1/8" but not the other way around.
The OP clearly said he wants to shim it to 1" so that it would fit the Kilo fork.
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Old 08-21-09, 12:49 PM   #7
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You're screwed. Shims make things bigger, not smaller. You can make the diameter of your stem with bigger from 1" to 1 1/8" but not the other way around.
you are wrong. shims will make the od of the steerer tube larger. or the id of the stem smaller.
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Old 08-21-09, 03:01 PM   #8
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Any bike shop should carry it. Pretty much all threadless stems are 1-1/8" so you'll always need one.
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You're all wrong. Shims are just a figment of our collective imagination and we're all pretty much screwed.
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This is what you want:

http://www.velo-orange.com/stemshim1to118.html
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Old 08-21-09, 03:48 PM   #11
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yes this can be easily solved. Just make sure you buy a good shim, I have a thomson one and it was only 6 bucks.
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