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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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    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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    so what if it's custom, are you suddenly NOT a jackass?

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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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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by daodedick View Post
    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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    chickenosaurus j3ffr3y's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by daodedick View Post
    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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    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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    Left NYC and moved back to Philly, now i am stuck with an ironic user name

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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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