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Using 26.0 Nitto Bars with a 25.4 Nitto stem

Old 06-09-15, 03:30 AM
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Using 26.0 Nitto Bars with a 25.4 Nitto stem

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Just wondering , would it be possible and safe to put 26.0 Nitto noodle bars into a Niito Technomic stem with a 25.4 clamp , or would it be unsafe ?


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Don't know if there are safety issues, but I put a 26.0 Nitto bar in a 25.4 Torelli quill stem. I spread the stem ever so slightly to prevent scratching, and had no problems.
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VERY Unsafe. I doubt you'd even be able to get the bar into the clamp without spreading it too far, and even then, the curvature of the clamp wouldn't fit around the bar and wouldn't hold the bar securely. The other way around (25.4mm bar in a 26mm clamp) is easily done with a Nitto shim or homemade shim cut from a can. A good machine shop may be able to turn a 25.4mm clamp into a 26mm, but it would cost more than it's worth, considering that 26mm Nittos are readily available.
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No. Don't do it. You can easily crack the stem tightening it on the wrong bar, not to mention ruining the bar.
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The question to ask is, what could possibly go wrong?

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Originally Posted by rhm
The question to ask is, what could possibly go wrong?

Nothing a little super glue couldn't fix.
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