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Singlespeed & Fixed Gear "I still feel that variable gears are only for people over forty-five. Isn't it better to triumph by the strength of your muscles than by the artifice of a derailer? We are getting soft...As for me, give me a fixed gear!"-- Henri Desgrange (31 January 1865 - 16 August 1940)

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Old 01-03-05, 02:35 PM   #1
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treadless stem ques

can you buy the reduction shims to reduce steere tbube from 1 1/8 to just 1" without having to buy the stem?
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Old 01-03-05, 02:43 PM   #2
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or http://www.loosescrews.com/index.cgi...id=38118662051
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Old 01-03-05, 03:26 PM   #3
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Yeah....just make sure you get an actual purpose-made shim instead of trying to rig a shim at home. Attempting the latter will make you go nuts.
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Yes. A lot of stems come with a reduction shim. I would guess that bike nerds you know and your LBS would have a lot of them laying around.
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Old 01-03-05, 03:42 PM   #5
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Second the advice to go to your LBS. I've did this. Cost was about 3 bucks. But remember to bring the stem with you as they tend to vary in height; that way you can find one that works well with the stem.
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Old 01-03-05, 03:52 PM   #6
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