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PostPosted: Fri Mar 15, 2013 1:09 am 
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No, I just meant that U.S.E. made only two sizes of post and lots of shims so they must be ok?

AS previously said, so long as the shim extends past the top tube junction then you're good to go... 8)


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 15, 2013 1:24 am 
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Torus already has a aluminium shim to make it 30.0mm :)
I have a 27.2 - 30.0mm shim in mine and it's fine, it's been subjected to some jumps and trail centres.
Might be worth seeing if you can measure the length of the factory shim.


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 15, 2013 1:43 am 
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We_are_Stevo wrote:
One word...

U.S.E.

... 8)

2
Thermoplastic :wink:

Being plastic theres no chance of either the post or the shim cold galling to one another or the frame.


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 15, 2013 8:00 pm 
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As mentioned above, some ti frames are shimed anyway. If it is, just get a thin metal rod and bend the end into a bit of a hook, slide it down the tube untill it clicks on the end of the shim. Once you know the length you may actually find that the standard USE shim is longer than the frames integral shim ;)

WD :D


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 15, 2013 8:07 pm 
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Thanks for the info, I think I shall be using a shim with the click on post.

Rather liking how this build is looking in my head.


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 15, 2013 8:30 pm 
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CRC seem to have the best stock of USE shims, if you're having trouble shim size wise then if your post is 25.4 then one of their 25mm shims to whatever you need -0.4mm will work fine.


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 16, 2013 1:26 am 
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USE factory outlet are the best bet for shims!
http://shop.use1.com/


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 16, 2013 8:38 am 
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great info ibbz


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 16, 2013 9:54 am 
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gtRTSdh wrote:
CRC seem to have the best stock of USE shims, if you're having trouble shim size wise then if your post is 25.4 then one of their 25mm shims to whatever you need -0.4mm will work fine.

When I couldn't get the right size from CRC, I was surprised to find that Winstanleys not only had one, but it was cheaper than CRC.


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 16, 2013 9:57 am 
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gtRTSdh wrote:
great info ibbz


No worries man


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