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26.0 Handlebars with 26.4 stem using Nitto 25.4->26.0 shim?
I have discovered that the Cinelli Stem I got for my wife's bike is 26.4. However, the bars I plan to put on the bike are 26.0 bars.
Now Nitto makes a shim for shimming for 25.4 bars into 26.0 stems.
But this is not quite the same as shimming 26.0 bars into 26.4 stems.
Has anyone ever tried this and had it work?
I did some searching, and I saw where several people asked the question, but I didn't see a "yes this will work" or "no it will not"
I saw someone suggest using a beer can shim. Seems kind of risky
I saw someone suggesting using only one side of the nitto shim. Seems more promising.
Obviously the difference between 25.4 and 26.0 is .6, but the difference between 26.0 and 26.4 is only .4. But is that close enough to make it not work?
PS: If anyone is interested in a trade, this stem is a cinelli 85mm 26.4. It is in good condition. I would like an 85 or 90mm in a 26.0. A 3ttt would probably be preferred. I also have a couple longer 26.0 stems I could trade. And a couple nice nitto 25.4 stems. I would also be interested in a 40-42 cm cinelli 26.4 bar. But not one with a real deep drop.