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Old 06-03-09, 10:48 PM   #1
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25mm track bars?

hey all, i have a 25mm stem i really want to use. the trick is finding bars that will fit. do any brands still make track bars in this size? or should i just keep looking for used ones on ebay?
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Old 06-04-09, 06:01 AM   #2
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Soma makes 25.4 track bars. Might be able to get em in. It's only .4mm after all...
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Almost all Nitto bars are 25.4 as well. MTB standard used to be 25.4. There are a LOT of bars in 25.4! There are essentially two options...spread the head out and use 25.4 stuff or have a machine shop remove a tiny bit of metal from the clamping area of the stem. .4mm can be done BY HAND with emery cloth, sandpaper or a file.
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ok cool, thanks for the quick responses!
i'll go ahead and use a 25.4 then.
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I did this as well. Just grease the bars lightly & use a screwdriver to gently pry the stem open to slide them in to minimize scratching.
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