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    Inexpensive riser + brake lever?

    The girlfriend would like some risers on her Bianchi, so she will get risers. I am having trouble finding any that are 26 clamp size, and I would rather not have to buy a mtb 25.6 clamp size stem if possible. In addition most of the levers I can find online say they are for V-Brakes, will they still have the correct leverage for her road brakes?

    Thanks!

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    you can shim a 25.6 bar to fit a 26.0 stem. Brake reach/leverage isn't my forte so I'll leave that alone.

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    Just go to the bike shop and buy some wald risers. I can't imagine them, being more than $15. And some whatever bmx lever to put on them.
    this bike is a pipecleaner

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    Quote Originally Posted by iamarapgod View Post
    Just go to the bike shop and buy some wald risers. I can't imagine them, being more than $15.
    They still have a 25.4 clamp area, that doesn't really help. Just take the stem to a bike shop and trade it for one with a 25.4 clamp, most shops have a ton of those.
    Quote Originally Posted by iamarapgod View Post
    And some whatever bmx lever to put on them.
    Yes. If you keep your eyes open for junked X-mart bikes, you can get both the bars and lever for free.
    Quote Originally Posted by Dr Irwin Goldstein
    Men should never ride bicycles. Riding should be banned and outlawed. It is
    the most irrational form of exercise I could ever bring to discussion.

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    Use a shim.
    Or a cut-up beer can.
    Or a piece of old tube.

    Don't waste your money.

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    Yeah I've been using a cut up soda can and it's worked fine for me, no slippage in a couple months, that way you don't have to switch stems if you want to go back to drops.

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