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Old 08-15-09, 12:33 PM   #1
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25.4 - 31.8

Hi, my bike has a 31.8 clamp thing and i was hoping to get a moustache bar or a cruiser bar for more of that town bike look. However it is really rare to find a 31.8mm moustache bar while i can get a $15 25.4mm one. Would it work or should i try to look for a 31.8mm one?
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Old 08-15-09, 12:39 PM   #2
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You could always use a shim or look for a stem that fits your requirements.
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Old 08-15-09, 01:29 PM   #3
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I made a shim out of a plastic pipefitting . Works fine.
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just get a new stem to match
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get a new stem

shimming 25.4 to 26 is ok, but to 31.8 is pretty significant
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buy a new stem.
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Your local bike shop should have these: http://www.ebikestop.com/problem_sol...gth-SM5316.php
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get a new stem

shimming 25.4 to 26 is ok, but to 31.8 is pretty significant
25.4 to 31.8 shim is fine. Been running one for years, on and off road.
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