Bicycle Mechanics - Looking for a handlebar shim
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07-25-07, 12:48 AM
Hey guys, I'm looking for a handlebar shim. I have a set of 25.4 bars and an older Cinelli stem which seems to have 26.4 spacing. Is there a shim out there for this? I can't seem to find any but for a seatpost which leads me to question 2....can I get a seat post shim and cut it down for this application?
07-25-07, 01:43 AM
Nitto makes a handlebar shim -- http://www.rivbike.com/webalog/handlebars_stems_tape/16095.html
Apparently, it ony allows a 25.4 fit in a normal 26.0 road clamp and not the larger Cinelli standard. Maybe they make something larger.
07-25-07, 07:51 AM
You need a 0.5 mm (0.02" i.e. 20 thousanths) shim. You should be able to buy brass shim stock in this thickness at an auto supply or insustrial supply store and fabricate your own.
07-25-07, 08:56 AM
07-25-07, 05:30 PM
What's the thickness of beer can aluminum?
07-25-07, 07:36 PM
07-25-07, 08:23 PM
Diet soda can. No sugary residue. It worked for Greg.
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