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    What if stem clamp diameter is bigger than handlebar diameter?

    Of course, the stem would not grip the handlebar well. But are there any inserts that can be used to make up for the extra space that exists between handlebar and the stem clamp?
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    Quote Originally Posted by stric
    Of course, the stem would not grip the handlebar well. But are there any inserts that can be used to make up for the extra space that exists between handlebar and the stem clamp?
    There are aftermarket shims for some specific differences,like a shim for 25.4 bars to a 26.0 clamp.A beer can shim can also work,and different shim thicknesses and materials can be found at auto supply stores.

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    Senior Member stric's Avatar
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    I was actually thinkging about carefully cutting out apice of aluminum can and make a shim out of it. I just don't know if it's a safething to do, i mean will that aluminum can aluminum be hard enough and will it last over time?
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    The aluminum can should work just fine. I've done it lots of times with good results. I especially recommed Goya nectar cans, as they are a little bit thicker than your average soda can. Also, nectar tastes good.

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    Aluminum can shims work fine. Just go ask Greg Lemond.
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