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Old 02-17-06, 10:05 AM   #1
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25.4mm bullhorns

After a few searches I've been unable to locate bullhorns that will work in a 25.4mm stem, they have all been 26mm. Is there such a thing available?
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i've not seen them. i have, however, seen people successfully use 26.0 bars in a 25.4 stem without any slippage. i may end up doing this in the not-too-distant future.
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Old 02-17-06, 10:15 AM   #4
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i've not seen them. i have, however, seen people successfully use 26.0 bars in a 25.4 stem without any slippage. i may end up doing this in the not-too-distant future.
I do that. It works fine, although its a pain in the ass to get the bars into a quill stem, as you have to bend it open pretty wide, and once you release it, the bars are not moving.
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I do that. It works fine, although its a pain in the ass to get the bars into a quill stem, as you have to bend it open pretty wide, and once you release it, the bars are not moving.
Do you have a sure fire method of spreading the stem and keeping it there until the bars are in place?
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Step over the top tube, grab a hammer, insert nail puller into section when the bolt runs through, use leverage to your advantage. With one hand hold the hammer, one hand to position the bars, and your knees to hold the wheel from moving. Took me about 3 minutes.
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Step over the top tube, grab a hammer, insert nail puller into section when the bolt runs through, use leverage to your advantage. With one hand hold the hammer, one hand to position the bars, and your knees to hold the wheel from moving. Took me about 3 minutes.
Not quite what I was hoping for....sounds like it does the trick though.
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you could buy a pair of spreading pliers. or, there is always the specific tool that nitto makes for spreading stems. aebike has it. http://aebike.com/page.cfm?PageID=30...ils&sku=TL5100
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This is what you're looking for. I just bought a pair and they're not the lightest, but they look and feel great.
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Guy in another thread uses a penny and threads the clamp screw against it. Sounds effective.
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$10 26.0 stem?
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I wanted to say syntace, but apparently those at 26.0.
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I realize it isn't BF approved, but I dremeled off the burrs and rough spots in the inside of an old Nitto and everything fit fine. Sometimes a little cleanup helps.
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I've never had much trouble fitting 26.0 bars in a 25.4 stem - half the time I don't need anything to open the stem at all - just some pressure while turning the bars back and forth and working them into place. On the odd occasion that I needed to open them a little, I just take a big, heavy screwdriver, fit it into the gap, and give the handle a twist. Doesn't take too much - after all, it's a difference of 0.6mm we're talking about here.
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Soma Urban Pursuit bars are 25.4 I believe.
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