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Old 06-10-04, 04:26 PM   #1
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quick question about handlebars

lets say i have profile bullhorns that take a 26.0 stem clamp. lets say i am looking for a cyclocross brake lever to fit on these handlebars... should it have a 26.0 clamp also? i think the bullhorns have a swollen clamp area. what do the rest of them measure to be? 25.4? anyone know this?
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Old 06-10-04, 04:30 PM   #2
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I say just get the bars you like and if they're not fat enough in the clamp area, shim it.
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lets say i have profile bullhorns that take a 26.0 stem clamp. lets say i am looking for a cyclocross brake lever to fit on these handlebars... should it have a 26.0 clamp also? i think the bullhorns have a swollen clamp area. what do the rest of them measure to be? 25.4? anyone know this?
I would get the 26.0 ones and shim it if needed. A little intertube goes a long way.
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Old 06-10-04, 04:50 PM   #4
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ok i will try again:

i already have bars. i already have a stem. they fit fine. i just wanna know what the measurements of the bars are ... the clamp area is swollen to 26.0, so the rest of the bars must be more narrow. but exactly what would they measure to be? i was hoping someone would just know off the top of their head. i am assuming there is a standard measurement ..........
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You could always take it to the bike shop and they could use a pair of CALIPERS to measure it. Or alternately you could measure the circumference and do a little math.
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You could always take it to the bike shop and they could use a pair of CALIPERS to measure it. Or alternately you could measure the circumference and do a little math.
aargh. i was worried this would be the next repsonse. yes i know. i am at school and dont have calipers or a bike mechanic sitting next to me in the library. just thought someone MIGHT KNOW OFF THE TOP OF THEIR HEAD. sheesh.
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.9 inch or 22.86 mm? Ritchey Logic mtn bars, measured @ end w\calipers.
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.9 inch or 22.86 mm? Ritchey Logic mtn bars, measured @ end w\calipers.
ok if i ever need to know this for som ritchey logic mtn bars.... now i know.
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Most CX levers come with shims.... at least my IRD levers came with them...
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Old 06-10-04, 08:16 PM   #10
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ok if i ever need to know this for som ritchey logic mtn bars.... now i know.
Every bicycle bar in the house measures the same. Can't believe I bothered,
Are you sure the bulge isn't 31.8 and the bars 26.0 diameter?.
The bars I saw on web had no bulge- 26.0 diameter.
I dunno- no longer care.

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Old 06-10-04, 08:49 PM   #11
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Every bicycle bar in the house measures the same. Can't believe I bothered,
Are you sure the bulge isn't 31.8 and the bars 26.0 diameter?.
The bars I saw on web had no bulge- 26.0 diameter.
I dunno- no longer care.
no i am pretty sure the bulge is 26.0 since that is the diameter of the stem bolt clamp. i will measure when i get home.... or maybe tomorrow.
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Would you like me to measure my bulge for you ephemeralskin?
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Looks a 26.0 mm to me.
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thanks. looks like brake levers will fit. now i just need a clever ploy to lure tron over to my house...
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put a plate of moonpies on your front porch...that'll get the glowing teletubby interests
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put a plate of moonpies on your front porch...that'll get the glowing teletubby interests
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Ah! Moon pies! The most delectable of Little Debbie's pastry treats! The only problem is that I have nowhere in my Unitard to hide them! If you pledge your allegiance to the Unitard Guard with a gift of moon pies you will be greatly rewarded. However, insolence such as that displayed by 165 can only be repaid by a swift blow to the head from my glowing frisbee! What say you all? Join me! Become a member of the Unitard Guard! Display your glowing package proudly! Hold you Wham-O high for none can defeat the Unitard Guard!
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I really should have never posted anything about TronMan... I feel like I inflicted a horrible disease to the sanctity of this forum...

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I gotta ask. Why do you want him over at your house? Personally that is the last thing I would think anyone would want.
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I do have to admit. This stuff made me laugh for hours! Anybody that can put a picture of themself on the internet like this. I mean, this **** is funny!
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