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Old 05-13-10, 07:38 PM   #1
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26mm clamp bars to 31.8?

I began checking into switching out the handle bars on my bike for something a bit more comfortable. I found that the clamp is 31.8 and pretty much all the bars I'm finding are in the 26mm range. Are there any methods of converting a 26 to a 31.8 or are there any bars similar to the RB-021 or RB-018's for a 31.8 clamp?

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nitto sells shims to get 26.0mm bars into a 31.8mm stem.
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31.8 to 26.0 shim
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Yeah, shims are cheap and easy. They work fine.
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Thanks for all the help. going to look into picking up a set of pursuit bars and shims.
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