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    Shims for handlebars

    Hey guys, still working on my Bullhorn conversion. Got all the parts I need, but I made a critical error in thinking.

    The brake levers I got, are "Cross" levers" Usually, they attach to the "Clamp" part of the bar, near the stem. I was hoping that I could mount them Up on the bullhorn itself.

    However, the Clamp for the levers is for 26mm, and the bar is actually 24mm. I was wondering if they make shims for the 2mm Difference?

    Anyone know where I could get a part like this?

    thanks!

    EDIT http://www.jensonusa.com/store/produ...s.aspx?sc=FRGL

    would those work ^
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    The shim you linked is for mating a 22.2mm handlebar to a 25.4mm stem--a difference of 3.2mm and the curvature will be off.

    Also, the cross levers are meant to be mounted on a flat section of handlebar; they bend away from the bars. However, the ends of bullhorns usually curve upward and work best with levers that bends toward the bar.

    You could probably save yourself a lot of messing around and gain a more elegant setup by using the appropriate time-trial/bullhorn brake levers; e.g.: http://www.performancebike.com/shop/...tegory_ID=5225 or http://www.nashbar.com/profile.cfm?c...0Road%20Brakes .
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    Quote Originally Posted by JiveTurkey View Post
    The shim you linked is for mating a 22.2mm handlebar to a 25.4mm stem--a difference of 3.2mm and the curvature will be off.

    Also, the cross levers are meant to be mounted on a flat section of handlebar; they bend away from the bars. However, the ends of bullhorns usually curve upward and work best with levers that bends toward the bar.

    You could probably save yourself a lot of messing around and gain a more elegant setup by using the appropriate time-trial/bullhorn brake levers; e.g.: http://www.performancebike.com/shop/...tegory_ID=5225 or http://www.nashbar.com/profile.cfm?c...0Road%20Brakes .
    Those would be better, but I am using the Bar ends for the Bar end Shifters.
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