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Old 01-14-22, 01:32 PM
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Originally Posted by TugaDude View Post
People have used shims and bars for eons without issues. Use enough shim that allows the binder bolt to tighten adequately and you'll be fine.
To get the inside diameter of the stem to determine thickness of shim needed, and likely to mount the bars in a vise to correct what seems to be slightly bent bars, imperative to separate bars and stem. Just spent a lot of time and no matter how much I try to pry the stem open further, won't got past the bends in the bars. Next stop: WTB. Sad because I think the stem is really cool.

Originally Posted by tiger1964 View Post
And I'm right that the only diameter to worry about is at the clamp, no? With all 1'" steerers, the insertion diameter is a constant? That does not sound right, there's no universal diameter for anything.
Micrometer says about 22mm for insertion into the steerer... common size?
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