Late last year, I bought a bunch of stuff for my bike.
A week before I got the parts, I had a massive panic attack and a depression followed that.
I'm almost fully recovered now, but I didn't really have energy enough to get the parts on my bike and all that. I just took all the stuff and put it in a box. Just made sure they were all in working order and with no visible damage or defects.
So, here I am, four months later, and I've just dug the parts out.
Two of the items are a handlebar with drops and a pair of Avid Speed Dial 7 brake handles.
To my horror I now find that the brake handle clamp inner diameter is 22.5 mm, while the handlebar's is 24! They don't fit!!! Argh!
So, what's wrong here?
Are handlebars made in many different diameters or should I have ordered a specific size for the brake units? Not that any such info was available on the site I bought the things from...
Obviously, I have to do something about this.
Do the brake unit clamps come in different sizes so it's a simple matter of replacing the ones I have with another pair?
Or is the handlebar I have such a non-standard piece that I won't be able to find any brakes for it???
Here's the handlebar I have:
(Click the image to go to the info page for the product...)