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#1 2012-03-23 6:08pm

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headset shims

Hey I just picked up a real cool headset,but unfortunatly its a roadbike headset.the cups are too small for my King Sting frame.I know guys use the shims,but does anyone where i can get some or know the thickness of them?Thanks for any help.LTR


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#2 2012-03-23 6:17pm

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Re: headset shims

I think Odyssey makes some.


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#3 2012-03-23 6:59pm

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Re: headset shims

Cool thanks!I'll take a look.  big_smile


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#4 2012-03-23 7:22pm

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Re: headset shims

I made a set with aluminum bar from lowe's last weekend. I later found one that fit. It sucks to buy a HS on this site made for ISO or otherwise. We right BMX. There should never be a non bmx headset sold on this site. i.e a falcon = non BMX.

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#5 2012-03-23 7:23pm

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Re: headset shims

RusT808 wrote:

I think Odyssey makes some.

+1 Odyssey makes a perfect set, fit like a glove.


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#6 2012-03-24 8:18am

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Re: headset shims

There should never be a non bmx headset sold on this site


no I didnt buy it on here.Got it off a buddy the other day and really like how the cups are grooved like a shimano 600.  big_smile


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#7 2013-01-07 4:00pm

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Re: headset shims

Dose anyone know where to pick up some of those Odyssey shims from?


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#8 2013-01-08 11:43am

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Re: headset shims

tangent Man wrote:

Dose anyone know where to pick up some of those Odyssey shims from?

Porkchop had them a couple of months ago but I no longer see them available on the site. Maybe Dan's?

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#9 2013-01-08 12:28pm

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Re: headset shims

Is this what you are looking for?

http://www.jensonusa.com/!ii3CiUBo6iqmi … eerer-Shim


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#10 2013-01-08 12:32pm

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Re: headset shims

This one is probably better quality.

http://www.universalcycles.com/shopping … tegory=173


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#11 2013-01-08 5:08pm

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Re: headset shims

No those are to big.But same comcept.These are super thin shims that turn a true 1'' roadbike headset into a normal bmx 1''.


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#12 2013-01-08 5:35pm

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Re: headset shims

Well, I just learned something new. Paint me green tongue


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#13 2013-01-08 6:27pm

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Re: headset shims

http://www.ebay.com/itm/150904889028?ss … 1439.l2649

bought these for a shimano 600 hp-6207, they needed to be machined a bit with the rotary tool i have, a few times. one for cup press, for the frame as these are 1 1/8, the insides had to be taken in a bit ,just a few passes. since the headset lock rings high i had to remove both lips from the headset, ( top & bottom ) gave me a few threads for the lockring. took about 3 hours to get them to work. i had an sst dirt skirt, the shimano is sealed bottom & top, if i want to run it i'd need to switch to a smaller headset bb, these are TRUE LOOSE BALL ( NO CAGE ) 5/32,
i have 3/16 on the way. pics if you need em. it fit now but in not fussing with it if i dont have to at this point. hahah !


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#14 2013-05-13 11:17am

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Re: headset shims

I am rebooting my 1996 KHE Lagger and it has a 1" threaded fork, but the top is a 7/8" (22.2mm) non threaded. I was using a 1" non-threaded stem with a 7/8" (22.2mm) to 1" (25.4mm) shim and a pair of Snafu Disco Bars. I have a pair of KHE SwissMiss Bars and want to use the same forks, because I think they are early KHE forks. Anyhow, I am trying to find a 7/8" (22.2mm) to 1 1/8" (28.6mm) shim. And no worries. This is not going to be used for hardcore trickery! Just to ride around. So the safety aspect is not my concern.

Anyone out there see or have a 22.2mm to 28.6mm shim???????????  I would not think it acceptable, or possible, to double shim (ex. 22.2mm - 25.4mm, inside a 25.4mm - 28.6mm.  Or is a 22.2mm to 28.6mm shim out of the question?

Closest I found was a 22.2mm to 27.2mm.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/400472120778?ss … 1438.l2649

I'd hate to have to use other forks on this. hmmhmmhmmhmmhmmhmm

Any ideas?  LMK

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#15 2016-10-18 8:50am

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Re: headset shims

I have a set of these forks also.
Never came up with a solution, so they've never been used.
I guess apart from machining up a custom shim (22.2 - 28.6mm), the best option would be to source an original stem...

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#16 2016-10-18 10:25am

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Re: headset shims

Should be able to find something on ebay.  I know I have a set of shims for my Reaper stem (the one on my Torker), so it will fit 7/8".  It's like a 31mm shim, I think; stem is for MTB bars.


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#17 2016-10-18 10:26am

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Re: headset shims

Oops, didn't realize this was necro-threaded.


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#18 2016-10-18 10:55am

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Re: headset shims

LIVE TO RIDE wrote:

There should never be a non bmx headset sold on this site


no I didnt buy it on here.Got it off a buddy the other day and really like how the cups are grooved like a shimano 600.  big_smile

I know you are/were pissed about this, but your info is wrong.

A standard 30.2mm cupped road headset fits tons of old school BMX mini/junior frames.
That said they are a BMX headset, just not the application you are looking for.

Check out old MCS bikes in particular, they come standard with needle bearing Strong ( road bike)  headsets.


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#19 2016-10-18 10:59am

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Re: headset shims

Just PM Kevan, he most likely can machine a set or two for you     wink
Might even have some laying around his place already, wouldn't surprise me one bit.


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#20 2016-10-18 2:38pm

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Re: headset shims

LIVE TO RIDE wrote:

There should never be a non bmx headset sold on this site


no I didnt buy it on here.Got it off a buddy the other day and really like how the cups are grooved like a shimano 600.  big_smile

The "Regular" Schwinn Sting (the ultra expensive hand-brazed model) took an ISO headset. So did the first few years of RRS, as well as a bunch of minis.


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#21 2016-10-22 9:49am

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Re: headset shims

Crashman wrote:

LIVE TO RIDE wrote:

There should never be a non bmx headset sold on this site


no I didnt buy it on here.Got it off a buddy the other day and really like how the cups are grooved like a shimano 600.  big_smile

The "Regular" Schwinn Sting (the ultra expensive hand-brazed model) took an ISO headset. So did the first few years of RRS, as well as a bunch of minis.

Yep, good info here


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#22 2016-10-22 10:02am

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Re: headset shims

Odyssey ones work great. I've used them on my Patterson for years so could use sealed bearing headset. No problems at all. Found mine on the Bay.

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#23 2016-10-26 6:38am

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Re: headset shims

agedwvbmxrider wrote:

Odyssey ones work great. I've used them on my Patterson for years so could use sealed bearing headset. No problems at all. Found mine on the Bay.

Could someone post a link for one of these shims?


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