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Singlespeed & Fixed Gear "I still feel that variable gears are only for people over forty-five. Isn't it better to triumph by the strength of your muscles than by the artifice of a derailer? We are getting soft...As for me, give me a fixed gear!"-- Henri Desgrange (31 January 1865 - 16 August 1940)

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Old 04-03-05, 03:47 PM   #1
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Got...Handlebar shims?

Does anyone have a 25.4 to 26.0 handlebar shim lying around they want to get rid of? PM me if you do; I'll send you a few dollars. The girlfriend wants flat bars rather than drops
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Old 04-03-05, 03:54 PM   #2
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Try a beer can. I can send you plenty of those.
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yeah, a can works fine, especially because you can't induce much rotational torque with flat bars.
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I used a can-shim, too. I got some comments in this thread about it when I asked in the mechanics forum. If you have a machine shop near, look for a shim, or else, just use an aluminum can cut to size.

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Sweet, I'll give it a shot. They're riser bars to be exact but at 105lbs I don't think she'll be puttin' too much force on them.

btw: That's why I love this forum....pop cans...BRILLIANT!

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