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Dual crown and head set...

Discussion in 'The Shop' started by SK6, Dec 14, 2005.

  1. SK6

    SK6 Turbo Monkey

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    I’m going to install my new fork on my bike tomorrow (with the help of an LBS!) I was hoping I can get a couple of pics of headsets and configurations to make sure I have what I want to do in my mind correct.

    And that being said, the stem I’m going to use is 31.8mm, but am going to shim it to fit 25.4mm. Any tips on shims?

    Thanks in advance!
     

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  2. binary visions

    binary visions The voice of reason

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    You're going to shim it yourself, or you have shims from the stem manufacturer?
     
  3. SK6

    SK6 Turbo Monkey

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    I have shims, not from the manufacturer, but generic shims made for this specific purpose.
     
  4. binary visions

    binary visions The voice of reason

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    Meh, shims are shims. Not an ideal solution, obviously (shimming never is), just make sure there's no grease or anything on them and make sure the stem bolts are good and tight.

    Just wanted to make sure you weren't trying to layer beer-can cutouts in there :D
     
  5. SK6

    SK6 Turbo Monkey

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    You can DO that?...:think:

    :D
     
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    binary visions The voice of reason

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    Dude, you haven't lived until you've shimmed a major structural component with Bud Light can trimmings.
     
  7. in the trees

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    I know many riders use them , but I had serious issues with a shimmed seatpost when I first started biking that has forever sworn me off from using them ever again. I just don't trust them.. To be it's an extra part that is not needed in most cases.

    toby