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PostPosted: Wed Mar 20, 2013 4:10 pm 
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1in road bike quill stem with MTB riser bars fitted! Could do with a bit more tension on the handlebar stem-bolt. So I'm after a fine shim to go between bars and stem. Has anyone got one lying around in their workshop that you no-longer need or want?

Help appreciated

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 20, 2013 4:56 pm 
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Google "Coke can shim"


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 20, 2013 9:18 pm 
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jimo746 wrote:
Google "Coke can shim"


Cheers Jim,

I was thinking about a drinks can cut to shape.


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 20, 2013 10:34 pm 
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Theres a drinks in a can called vita coco (which is tasty coconut water) The drinks can is 2 or 3 times as thick as an average pop can and makes brilliant shims when a normal one is insufficient.


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 21, 2013 8:31 am 
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The stem will probably be to fit 26.0mm bars but the bars will be 25.4mm, so you need 0.3mm (.012") shim stock, though I'm sure that you'd get away with 0.010". Coke cans are 0.1mm (.004") so you'd need three thicknesses, which would work fine, but a single thicker shim would be easier to position etc. and would be a better solution.


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 21, 2013 5:28 pm 
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I hear beer can shims also work very well :wink:


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 21, 2013 8:19 pm 
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jimo746 wrote:
I hear beer can shims also work very well :wink:

Same thickness as Coke cans unfortunately.......


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 21, 2013 8:27 pm 
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Well, My Stem Just got Tango'd ;; and the thickness was just right!


Thanks for the Heads-up, one and all.


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 21, 2013 8:28 pm 
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Andy R wrote:
jimo746 wrote:
I hear beer can shims also work very well :wink:

Same thickness as Coke cans unfortunately.......



I know :D

But he needs at least 3 shims :wink: Image


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 21, 2013 8:35 pm 
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jimo746 wrote:
Andy R wrote:
jimo746 wrote:
I hear beer can shims also work very well :wink:

Same thickness as Coke cans unfortunately.......



I know :D

But he needs at least 3 shims :wink: Image

:roll: :roll:


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