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Old 03-19-06, 10:04 PM   #1
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silver flat bars...

what silver generic or tasteful (oxymoron?) flat bars fit a track stem and where can i get em...?

no i didnt search.. im lazy
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Old 03-19-06, 10:21 PM   #2
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k i searched.. didnt find much.. my stem is a 25.8-er ..shim free solution? thanks..
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Old 03-19-06, 10:30 PM   #3
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I've got a 25.4 silver flat bar you're welcome to. It's got some ugly-ass graphics on it, but you can probably get rid of 'em.

Still, 25.4, not 26.0.
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jim-bob... youre my hero lately.. if my stem is 25.8.. do i want 26? and are most mtn bars 25.4? ive never paid attention to this confusion.
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Old 03-19-06, 10:45 PM   #5
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Surly Torsion bar:



Maybe not flat enough. But it's made by Nitto, and it's 666mm wide!!! MWAHAHAHAHAHAAAAAAAAA!!!


EDIT: I can't seem to be able to find a clamp diameter. But this seems to suggest 25.4mm. *shrug*
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jim-bob... youre my hero lately.. if my stem is 25.8.. do i want 26? and are most mtn bars 25.4? ive never paid attention to this confusion.
Most MTB bars are 25.4. Most road bars are 26.0. Some fancy-ass bars are 26.4, but we won't talk about that.

Also not to be talked about is that 31.8 crap.
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Old 03-19-06, 11:08 PM   #7
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whats with my 25.8 crap? i like those surlys, thanks..
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Old 03-19-06, 11:19 PM   #8
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i've got some 25.4 risers on a modolo x-eras stem (26.0) and it works. hasn't asploded or slipped or anything, just clamps down a little bit tighter. ghetto ghetto ghetto.

edit - it actually isn't in the x-eras (different bike) but it's still a 26.0 stem. whatever.
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Old 03-19-06, 11:51 PM   #9
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I've heard that you can cut perfect shims to fit 25.4 bars into a 26.0 stem using a thickness of beer can or two. If you wanna spend money, $5 will get you legit shims from Nitto or whatever to do the same thing without having to add cut-up beer cans to your fancy ride.
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As long as you use PBR cans, your ride will still be fancy.
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25.8 is the pretty much the same as 26.0. I think that 26.0 is just more common now but some stems will be listed as 26.0/25.8
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From what I remember, 25.8 is a fit-all "between" size stem. I've had several on bike in the past...you'll need a shim for 25.4 bars, and some elbow grease / wd-40 or something' to squeeze 26 bars in. I had to pry my stem apart a little bit for 26es...scary thought but no snapping and dieing problems in a couple years now.
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when i bought flat bars i saw a bunch in both sizes. i ended up with some $5 diamondback junks from nashbar... never mounted them.
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Old 03-20-06, 02:50 AM   #14
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love ESG.. they just played here.. i stupidly missed it
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