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25.4mm bars in 26mm stem?
I'm planning to use my major Ts in my next bike build. Not sure how many parts may come off my conversion, but whatever frame I get I'll need a new stem. SO I'm wondering if a road standard 26mm stem will work with a 25.4 mm bar. If I go threadless I'm kinda partial to Ritchey WCS. A MTB bar will work fine with 25.4, but would likely need a shim for 1" fork. If it's quill, I shouldn't have too much trouble finding a 1" quill for 25.4 bars.
Uhm right so what was the question? Will a 25.4mm bar work ok in a 26mm stem, and/or does anyone know of a good 1"/25.4mm stem (yes I'm aware that 1"=25.4mm, but for whatever reason stems are referred to in inches at the fork end, and metric at the bar end. silly huh?)