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Old 04-03-10, 07:13 PM
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titec h-bar and bar end shifters...

Anybody ever put bar end shifters on an h-bar? Do they fit in the ends?

My GF has a stock Surly LHT. I'd like to put Titec H-Bars on it but I don't want to spring for Paul's Thumbies or anything. Ideally I'd be able to reuse her nice bar end shifters which are great for touring.
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Originally Posted by tgrssn View Post
Anybody ever put bar end shifters on an h-bar? Do they fit in the ends?

My GF has a stock Surly LHT. I'd like to put Titec H-Bars on it but I don't want to spring for Paul's Thumbies or anything. Ideally I'd be able to reuse her nice bar end shifters which are great for touring.
Hmmm... the issue with putting bar-end shifters in aluminum mountain bike handlebars is that MTB bars are smaller in diameter (inside and outside) than road bars. It can be done (by thinning the wedges and turning down the wedge screw), but it's not a bolt-on proposition.

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Old 04-03-10, 10:31 PM
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that's what i thought. thanks.
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If you already have the parts, it's worth a try. I've actually had good luck fitting bar end shifters in bars not supposed to take them (Whose idea was it to make dirt drops that don't take a bar end shifter). Remove any spacers, and get the expanding bits as small as possible.
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i have fitted a shimano bar end shifter in a mtb riser bar. the shifter slipped right in. this bar had some thin walls though, was a specialized enduro bar
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I got an H-bar and the answer is "NO" -- bar-end shifters will not fit, not without modification of one or the other part.

Titanium H-bar might be another story, presumably thinner walls.

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I got an H-bar and the answer is "NO" -- bar-end shifters will not fit, not without modification of one or the other part.

Titanium H-bar might be another story, presumably thinner walls.
Yes, bar-end shifters will fit in titanium MTB handlebars without a problem.
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