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Shifter clamp doesn't fit over bars

Old 10-29-13, 02:07 AM
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Shifter clamp doesn't fit over bars

Hey, I am building a bike, and so far this is the hardest part. Trying to get these Shimano 6700 shifters on. Even if I take the clamp thing off the shifter, it still won't fit over the bar ends without scraping. I don't want to scrape up my bars! Is this normal?
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Old 10-29-13, 02:17 AM
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yes, also when you clamp them down, the steel bands will leave bite marks. get over it
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Old 10-29-13, 09:28 AM
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Originally Posted by xenologer View Post
yes, also when you clamp them down, the steel bands will leave bite marks. get over it
"Get over it"? Seriously? Only on the internet... hopefully.

Anyway, not even sure if I can get it to go over the bars. I only got it about an inch on and worried that I am doing something wrong.
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Check to make sure the clamps are round and not distorted. Yes, they will be a snug fit but if you got them on an inch they are the correct diameter. You could oil or grease the bars to ease the installation but be sure to remove all the lube before clamping them down and before adding the bar tape.
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Thanks, I got it. Just took a little grease to get around the bend.
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