Singlespeed & Fixed Gear - Will these bars work on my stem...?
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10-26-09, 06:30 PM
I'm looking to put some nitto rb-021's in my fuji track comp but wasn't sure whether or not they'd fit with my stock stem. These (http://www.fujibikes.com/Specialty/Track/TrackComp.aspx) are the specs for the 2010 comp (I have the 2009) but I'm assuming they're the same. On the site they say the stem is 31.8 but the rb-021's are 26. Would it be possible for me to use some shims to get it to work?
10-26-09, 06:57 PM
i'd go with a new stem.
10-26-09, 07:00 PM
i'd go with a new stem.
I was thinking about that, but then I would only be able to run my old bars after I switched out the stems. I think it'd just be easier to get some shims...
Shimming from something like 26 to 25.4 is cool, but from 31.8 down to 26 is a lot to do. I also think you should just get a new stem...
10-26-09, 07:04 PM
I was thinking about that, but then I would only be able to run my old bars after I switched out the stems.
He wants the ability to use his old bars without having to replace the stem.
10-26-09, 07:19 PM
ok, I was confused. I thought he said he would only be able to use his old bars after getting the 26mm stem.
10-26-09, 08:43 PM
Does anyone else have any input on the shimming from 26 to 31.8? I know it's possible: Ben's cycle has this shim (http://www.benscycle.net/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=188_263_721&products_id=5243) in order to do that.
Yeah, you can. If you couldn't, chances are the shims wouldn't be sold anywhere -- specifically for shimming bike handlebars from 26 to 31.8mm.
But it really isn't all that much extra effort to switch from a 26 stem to a 31.8 stem. A little, yeah, maybe, but if you do it on a relatively regular basis, it also keeps your topcap in spec and just becomes regular maintenance.
10-26-09, 09:39 PM
26 to 31.8 shimmed is no big deal. I shimmed some Profile Airwings to a Thomson X2 for a year, no problems.
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