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PostPosted: Thu Jan 14, 2010 2:39 pm 
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I have a really nice NOS ControlTech road ahead stem.
This has a clamp diameter of 26.00 mm. But I would like to fit it with a mountainbike handlebar for my commuter bike. This is 25.4 mm though.
Does anybody know if this stem will be able to clamp the handlebar securely, without damaging anything?


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 14, 2010 3:13 pm 
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You'll just have to try it, but personally I'd shim it with a strip of Coke can.


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 14, 2010 3:24 pm 
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Yup. Might be a good idea. Heard bad things about that type of shimming though. Will it wear out over time? Maybe I should use a strip of can from a strong beer, or something like that... :wink:

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 14, 2010 3:58 pm 
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I'm a big lad, and I've had a few beater bikes with coke can shims.
If you're really bothered, though get a piece of .3mm aluminium and make the exact one.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 15, 2010 3:51 pm 
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Use a Diet Coke can for extra weight saving :wink:


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 15, 2010 5:50 pm 
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 16, 2010 3:03 pm 
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Just get a 25.4-26.0 shim for about £6-£7. Less hassle and no risk of slicing your fingers compared to chopping up a coke can.


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 18, 2010 10:00 am 
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detomaso wrote:
Just get a 25.4-26.0 shim for about £6-£7. Less hassle and no risk of slicing your fingers compared to chopping up a coke can.


Hmmm. Might try a find one of those. :-) Thanks.


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 18, 2010 1:54 pm 
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You'll find then on most fixed gear/roadie websites :D


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 20, 2010 8:31 am 
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detomaso wrote:
You'll find then on most fixed gear/roadie websites :D


Thanks! :wink:


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