Bicycle Mechanics - Handlebar clamp diameters do not match
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08-26-08, 09:14 AM
My new handlebar center is too thin and the handlebar clamp can not grip it.
Could anyone give me a tip on how enlarge it ? Or anything to put between the handlebar and the clamp ?
Thanks a lot
08-26-08, 09:17 AM
you can buy shims for this, you need to know the outer diameter of the bar & inner diameter of the stem clamp
08-26-08, 09:22 AM
OK, that is called a "shim".Thank you. I did not know. Do you think I can just cut a metal tube into 2 pieces and use it as a shim ?
08-26-08, 10:15 AM
yes you can cut a metal tube (a sada/beer can will also work.) and use it as a shim. you might have to layer it to work, but it will work.
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