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    bringing it back: 26.4 stem w/ 26.0 bars?

    i searched, but found little in the way of a conclusive answer based on experience (mostly a lot of assumptions and bickering).
    i ended up with a really nice condition used cinelli xe stem in 26.4 from a friend who's switching to threadless.
    my girlfriend is giving her IRO a "makeover", and this stem will work nicely.
    unfortunately, her bars (sintace bullhorns) are 26.0mm.
    i can't seem to find a 0.2mm shim anywhere.
    can anyone with experience in this setup give advice as to what they did that they know works?

    thanks.
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    it seems these should work.. found some forum posts out there (not here) saying they will, despite the +.1mm thickness difference.

    your thoughts?
    Quote Originally Posted by bonechilling View Post
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    If you want your girlfriend to have a nice set of broken teeth, start putting wrong size bars in old threaded stems.

    This isn't a threadless system. There is NO margin for error.
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    i'd fudge .4mm on a polo bike. but not on a regular rider, and definitely not on my girlfriend's bike.
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    beer can
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    O RLY?

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    Quote Originally Posted by baxtefer View Post
    beer can
    yep. you'll find out pretty fast if you can get it to work or not, but it's a pretty simple fix..
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    Quote Originally Posted by baxtefer View Post
    beer can
    and if it doesnt work, drink another couple beers
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    i do this combo all the time. you just cut beer or pop can into about 3 layers, make a shim and shove it under there. keep trying. then tighten the ***** out of it.

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    gotta have bullhorns?

    i've got a couple sets of NOS 26.4 cinelli drops, both 40cm wide (girlfriend size). pm if interested.

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