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    Nitto shim vs. Beer Can

    For 25.4mm bar to 26mm stem....discuss

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    I used a beer can because I just couldn't make myself pay $9 for the Nitto one.

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    The beer can comes with beer but being the skittish type I bought the Nitto shims and they work very well.

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    I'm told that the beer can method works, but you have to f with a bunch of prototypes first if you want to get it just right. Maybe someone can figure out the exact right shape to cut out, then measure it up and put it in the diy thread?

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    Crush beer cans on your forehead and buy the Nitto shim.

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    The beercan method is better because it comes with beer.

    and it works fine.
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    i just use and open faced stem and skip the shim entirely.
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    Only with NJS beer.

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    If you own or can borrow scissors, the beer can works quite well.

    You also get beer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fix
    Only with NJS beer.

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    Coke can, if it works for Lemond, it will work for you.
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    Make sure you take the beer out of the can first.
    this bike is a pipecleaner

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    I have beer can shimmed seatposts and quill stems with no problem. The beer cans I used had a thickness of 0.1mm. Interestingly, I currently run a 25.4 mm stem in a 26.0 clamp. The bolts are tightened almost all the way, but it has never slipped

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    beer can works fine for me. no reason to spend the 9 or so bucks.

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    Beer can, and buy a fooking caliper already.

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    Duct tape
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    Trade in the stem.
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    Nitto shim. I've never had the beer can last as a sufficient long-term solution.

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    Why don't you just buy some .010" stainless shim stock? One full wrap without overlap will bring a 25.4 bar up to 25.9. McMaster-Carr part no. 9011K88 stainless steel shim stock. 6x12" for $7.09, and it will make all the shims you will probably ever need.

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    I need to shim from 25.4 up to 26.4...so I need 10 beer cans?

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    Assuming that the beer can is .1 mm thick you would need 5, not ten because when you wrap the shim around the bars you are adding .1 mm all the way around the bar. This increases the circumference by .2mm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by norskagent
    I need to shim from 25.4 up to 26.4...so I need 10 beer cans?
    You lucky bastard!

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    maybe I can find an old foster's "oil can"?

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    Quote Originally Posted by soze
    Beer can, and buy a fooking caliper already.
    What?

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    One and a half wraps of a coke can has been holding for over a year on my setup.

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