Re: [CR] 22.0 stem in a 22.2 frame?

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Date: Wed, 4 Feb 2009 11:10:26 -0600
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From: "Mark Stonich" <>
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Subject: Re: [CR] 22.0 stem in a 22.2 frame?

At 2/4/2009 11:28 AM -0500, 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.

Mark Stonich;
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