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Old 04-22-10, 08:28 PM   #1
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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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Old 04-23-10, 12:48 AM   #5
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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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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.
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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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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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I can see being reluctant to use a shim on bar clamps
why?
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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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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.
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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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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.
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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.
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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