Need advice on using a 1 1/8" stem on 1" fork!!

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  1. earthman309

    earthman309 New Member

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    My wife is about to upgrade her bike to a nice new Easton EC 90 Aero fork and would also like to change out her old stem at the same time. The problem is that she has a 1" system and it seems as if 99.99% of the currently available stems are 1 1/18.

    1. Is it SOP to use a 1 1/8" stem with a shim with 1" carbon forks?

    2. Can one use a 1" compressor with a 1 1/8" stem?

    3. Is the 1/16" gap where the top of the compressor cap sits of any concern?

    My wife is seeking a rather short stem ~ 8cm.

    Do you have any specific recommendations for good shorter stems that clamp 26mm bars?

    Thanks for any informed responses.

    Hugh
     
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  2. gclark8

    gclark8 New Member

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  3. 531Aussie

    531Aussie Well-Known Member

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    Shims are fine -- many 1"1/8 stems come with shims supplied.

    The 1" plug is fine, and obviously your only option, however, you might have to use a different cap if the 1" one that came with the headset is too small. The cap will be only on the top of the 1"1/8 stem, so it doesn't "know" that there's a 1" fork steerer beneath it

    Having said all that, you should be able to get a 1" stem.
     
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