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Dura-Ace bar-end shifter shim?

Old 07-28-16, 09:24 AM
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Dura-Ace bar-end shifter shim?

Hi, I have a 9-speed DA bar-end shifter I'm trying to mount to a Salsa Cowbell 2 bar. But even tightened all the way, the shifter pod is too small for the internal diameter of the bar. Other bar-end shifters fit no problem, but I really want the 9-speed indexing that the DA shifter offers. Is there some kind of shim, sort of like the ones that come with Tektro bar-end brake levers, that could be used on the shifter?

Thanks!
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Old 07-28-16, 09:38 AM
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have a drink, cut up the can.
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Old 07-28-16, 12:07 PM
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That's it. A 'pop-can' shim is perfectly acceptable here, especially since you aren't worried about the shifter being load bearing.

Good quality shears will cut a can cleanly, but a fresh utility knife blade will do, as well.
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Old 07-28-16, 12:09 PM
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Thanks--can't believe I didn't think of this! Especially as I have a can in my tool chest just for such applications.
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Originally Posted by henryspencer View Post
... I have a can in my tool chest just for such applications.
For the drinking or the shimming?
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Old 07-28-16, 01:59 PM
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I just wrap friction tape around the expander...
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