Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: New Rochelle, NY
Bikes: too many bikes from 1967 10s (5x2)Frejus to a Sumitomo Ti/Chorus aluminum 10s (10x2), plus one non-susp mtn bike I use as my commuter
Bicycle tubing used to be imperial sized, ie. 1-1/8", 1-1/4" etc. The metric sizes were nominal sizes based on rounded off conversions. However it seems that the genie is out of the bottle, and bike companies now feel free to use any OD tubing they wish w/o regard to the consequences.
I'd measure accurately and use a clamp made to fit if one exists.
An ounce of diagnosis is worth a pound of cure.
“Never argue with an idiot. He will only bring you down to his level and beat you with experience.”, George Carlin
“One accurate measurement is worth a thousand expert opinions”
- Adm Grace Murray Hopper - USN
WARNING, I'm from New York. Thin skinned people should maintain safe distance