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    Nice 1" threadless stems?

    Do they exist?

    I just recently bought a bike only to find that there was a shim hiding between the steer tube and stem. It's just a personal thing, but I do not like shims.

    I do not like them one bit.

    Anywho... I was just wondering if there were any nice 1" threadless stems on the market because I don't like the one it came with anyways. I've been doing a lot of searching and have yet to find anything nice that isn't 1 1/8".

    Thanks in advance.

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    They don't exist.

    Shims are your friends.

    Get over it.

    You're welcome.

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    Subjective ofcourse, but I like the cinelli alter

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    http://www.jensonusa.com/store/produ...Xloc+Stem.aspx



    There is one, But the problem was you asked for a "nice" one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chi-james View Post
    Subjective ofcourse, but I like the cinelli alter
    I came across those, but I just don't like it enough to justify the 150 dollar price tag.

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    I had to use a shim also.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John_Roger View Post
    I had to use a shim also.
    Yes. use a shim. you will get a buttload of options.

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    There was a point in time when companies were making them. Salsa and a few others. They are around, but difficult to find and many are not very good quality.
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    Why so scared ab using a shim?

    I can see being reluctant to use a shim on bar clamps or seatposts, but from 1 1/8 to 1" on a steerer is really pretty standard.

    I mean, Thomson doesn't make a 1"; they'll tell you to use their shim. And the Thomson shim's are quality pieces.

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    nitto makes one I think.

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    i use a 3T mutant (mine's black) i'm not sure if they are still made though... ebay would be the way to go for 1" threadless.

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    I used the 3t mutant for a while as well. Not a bad stem. But I later switched to a shimmed stem because I wanted less rise.

    Shimming is not that big of a deal and will open up a world of options to you.
    Quote Originally Posted by diff_lock2 View Post
    so what if it's custom, are you suddenly NOT a jackass?

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    Soma makes one. I don't know if it's nice though.

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    ahh the good old 3t mutant, i have a black one too, won it off ebay for about 35 shipped haha

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    Velo Orange makes a pretty clean looking silver polished 1 inch threadless stem. My friend sells a decent number of them at his shop as the aluminum track bike he designed and sells is a 1 inch steerer tube. I can only comment on its appearance as my bikes all take threaded headsets and quill stems.

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    It's not a shim, it's an adapter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dobber View Post
    It's not a shim, it's an adapter.
    a shim is for 1" threadless to 1 1/8" threadless. an adapter is for threaded to threadless. it's a shim.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yo! View Post
    I can see being reluctant to use a shim on bar clamps
    why?

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    Quote Originally Posted by NateRod View Post
    why?
    Just a guess, but I think the concern is if the shim fails your bars could spill forwards and send you tumbling. This wouldn't be a problem for flat bars, but pretty much anything else this could be an issue. That said, the chances of a shim failing are basically zero if mounted properly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wearyourtruth View Post
    a shim is for 1" threadless to 1 1/8" threadless. an adapter is for threaded to threadless. it's a shim.
    If we call it an adapter, which technically it would be, we get around his aversion to using shims.
    This is Africa, 1943. War spits out its violence overhead and the sandy graveyard swallows it up. Her name is King Nine, B-25, medium bomber, Twelfth Air Force. On a hot, still morning she took off from Tunisia to bomb the southern tip of Italy. An errant piece of flak tore a hole in a wing tank and, like a wounded bird, this is where she landed, not to return on this day, or any other day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by antiaverage View Post
    Just a guess, but I think the concern is if the shim fails your bars could spill forwards and send you tumbling. This wouldn't be a problem for flat bars, but pretty much anything else this could be an issue. That said, the chances of a shim failing are basically zero if mounted properly.
    So you're saying that you haven't actually read this thread?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scrodzilla View Post
    They don't exist.
    You sir, are wrong, by chance I happened to come across this at a local bike swap.




    Yes, it is 1", Yes it is Cinelli and Yes, it is Titanium.

    And thanks again to the bike forums community, if it wasn't for your skepticism I wouldn't have realized how rare this kind of thing really was.

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    I can't appreciate the beauty of the stem because I am so distracted by the half dozen spacers being used with drop bars. At least you didn't need a shim.
    Quote Originally Posted by diff_lock2 View Post
    so what if it's custom, are you suddenly NOT a jackass?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1fluffhead View Post
    I can't appreciate the beauty of the stem because I am so distracted by the half dozen spacers being used with drop bars. At least you didn't need a shim.
    Shut the hell up, it's not your bike, I shouldn't have to explain to you what I use the bike for and how it fits me.
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