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Old 10-21-06, 06:52 PM
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Originally Posted by bellweatherman
Handlebar shims suck. I tried the exact thing you want to do. Using shims on a 25.4 bar to fit a 26.0 clamp. Lots of slippage.

Now, shims that go on the steerer tube work ok, but shims that go on the handlebar totally suck. Go ahead. Try it.
I think it depends on the type of bars that you are shimming. Flat bars are no problem because there is little twisting force applied to them. I haven't had a problen using them on upright bars on bikes that are used for casual riding, but I can imagine how they could suck with drops or cowhorns.
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