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Old 04-19-05, 02:49 PM   #1
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Making a shim

So I've got a set of Nitto 123's on the way and need to make a shim for my 26.0 stem.

Beer can? Best way to cut without slicing fingers?
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Old 04-19-05, 02:52 PM   #2
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Sheet metal cutters and gloves. Actually scissors will probably do. Good luck.
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easy, cut it around the bottom with a utility knife, then score it around the top.
cut it up the middle w/ scissors and then tear it along the score at the top.

cut to shape with scissors.
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there are also really detailed instructions here: http://www.pcthiker.com/pages/gear/p...instruct.shtml

scroll down to figure 6.
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lol

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Make sure to drink the beer first. Better yet, drink about 4-6 cans, that way you have extras in case you mess a few up cutting them
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Use A Coke Can!!!
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