At 2/4/2009 11:28 AM -0500, PBridge130@aol.com wrote:
>Is it conceivably acceptable to use a 22.0 stem in a 22.2 frame? The stem
>is steel, if that makes any difference. Is there an acceptable shimming
>strategy? Or is it a fool's errand?
I don't think it's a good idea, but beverage can aluminum is about 0.005" OR .12mm. Since stems are usually smaller than their nominal size it might work.
However, on various list I see many people asking about reaming French forks to 22.2mm or turning/sanding down 22.2mm stems to 22.0. So it seems a trade is a better choice.