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    advice on making shims

    so i have a ritchey 1" threadless stem, trying to fit some older mustache bars in it. did a beercan shim along with putting electrical tape on the bar under the shim. still rotates a bit... any tips?

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    Some sort of grippy rubber?
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    You need to know the diameter of the clamp and the diameter of the bars, then choose a shim material with thickness half the difference.

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    Stop dicking around and buy a proper $5 shim.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scrodzilla View Post
    Stop dicking around and buy a proper $5 shim.
    yeah but where's the McGyver wannabe fun in that?
    Punctuation is important. It's the difference between "I helped my uncle, Jack, off a horse" and "I helped my uncle Jack off a horse"


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    Quote Originally Posted by himespau View Post
    yeah but where's the McGyver wannabe fun in that?
    Falling on your face when you hit a bump and the bars suddenly slip down is even less fun.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TejanoTrackie View Post
    Falling on your face when you hit a bump and the bars suddenly slip down is even less fun.
    been there, done that.
    Punctuation is important. It's the difference between "I helped my uncle, Jack, off a horse" and "I helped my uncle Jack off a horse"


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    never had a problem with a "proper" beer can shim, of course I am a relatively small person and subsequently not very heavy. just tighten that down like crazy.
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    Electrical tape is just going to become a gummy mess; tightening down a kludge job 'like crazy' is a good way to put weird stresses on it. The correct answer has already been posted.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PlattsVegas View Post
    just tighten that down like crazy.
    This isn't the best solution for parts that don't fit together correctly.

    edit: scruggle kinda beat me to it.

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