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#1 2012-11-21 1:31am

astroidbeltwalker
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headset shims

i was going to purchase a headset that said it was for road bicycles and bmx bicycles, was not sure if this information was correct upon contacting
its seller, they stated in infact the headset is for a mini bmx frame and they did have shims for it at an extra cost, but not anywhere in their fs section... so anyway

anyone know where to find shims,


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#2 2012-11-21 1:40am

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Re: headset shims

i see 1.25"  reducer to 1.125 ( i think thats it ) &

i see 1.25" reducer to 1.00"


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#3 2012-11-26 1:13pm

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Re: headset shims

bump, i see 1 1/8 to 1" 1 1/8 being 34mm i guess, do i need to just remove material.
any help. sad


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#4 2012-11-26 1:24pm

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Re: headset shims

What are you trying to do?  What frame?


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#5 2012-11-26 1:37pm

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Re: headset shims

i have a hutch pro racer and like to sue 30.4mm cups


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#6 2012-11-27 6:48am

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Re: headset shims

Why not just use the right part and be done with it?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/300787739312


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#7 2012-11-27 7:16am

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Re: headset shims

possible but i'm looking for an headtube reducer anyone know where to find one


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#8 2012-12-12 6:24am

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Re: headset shims

anyway for people who wanted to use shims. i got some shims from canada, they are aluminum ( silver ) on ebay. the size was listed as 1 1/8 " to 1" reducer as i could not find any 32.7mm shims anywhere, so as expected they don't fit. spent maybe 2 hours with a rotary tool to grind down the shim
to fit the head tube. got them in tried to put in cups. wassent going to happen popped out the shims ground out the inside of the cups a bit, put the shims on the cups ( 1st) then into the headtube. they fit very tight. i have a dirtskirt thanks to a memeber here. tried using that and the shimano 600 hp-6207 image : http://t1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcReH8kfPsMGY_-M1oIbqcNFq_Y2ugR0wVlSBfxq6GXBekh1lqjq
could not get the lock nut on, or lockring popped out the headset took off the lips to them shims headset back in with dirtskirt, no problems.
thanks.


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#9 2012-12-12 8:00am

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Re: headset shims

Cool and glad you found some. Porkchop did have some odyssey BMX ones but it seems they are sold out. Those old Shimano 600 headsets are really nice.

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