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DIY Handlebar Shim?

Old 08-29-09, 03:08 PM
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Old 08-29-09, 03:18 PM
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shimming your seatpost on a new frame will void your warranty, because if you ride hard it can result in your seat tube splitting.
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Old 05-21-15, 04:56 AM
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Sorry for the ancient bump, but is nitto the only one that makes this shim size?
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Velo Orange makes shim in a few sizes
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Old 05-21-15, 07:14 AM
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indeed
VO Stainless Steel Shim 25.4-26.0mm, 35mm or 45mm width - Quill Stems - Stems - Components

thanks. Same price as the Nitto.
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Old 05-21-15, 08:09 AM
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These are even cheaper.
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Old 05-21-15, 09:54 AM
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Finest quality shim, exclusively fabricated in the Retrogression shop from Scrod's empty PBR cans and signed by the man himself. (kidding)
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Old 05-21-15, 09:55 AM
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High Life cans, not PBR.
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Beer out of a can is all the same to me.
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Old 05-21-15, 11:14 AM
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Beer out of a can is all the same to me.
TT, there is a huge craft beer in a can movement! Perfect for the summer time.
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"Craft" beer. Grrrrr.......

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Old 05-21-15, 12:06 PM
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"Craft" beer. Grrrrr.......

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Old 05-21-15, 12:15 PM
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Haha, gross, no way.


"Craft beer", just has such a snobby sound to it. I like beer. I drink beer. Some beer sucks. Some beer doesn't. Have a beer with Fear.
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Old 05-21-15, 12:19 PM
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Agreed haha I can't stand Belgian beer -- all tastes like bananas to me which is weird because I love bananas. Each is to their own!

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Haha, gross, no way.


"Craft beer", just has such a snobby sound to it. I like beer. I drink beer. Some beer sucks. Some beer doesn't. Have a beer with Fear.
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Originally Posted by Unkle Rico View Post
Agreed haha I can't stand Belgian beer -- all tastes like bananas to me which is weird because I love bananas. Each is to their own!
Yeah I've tried to like Belgian beer, but I can't. I just don't like it.
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Old 05-21-15, 12:27 PM
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Well, it's just awful so why would you like it?

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Yeah I've tried to like Belgian beer, but I can't. I just don't like it.
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"Craft beer", just has such a snobby sound to it. I like beer. I drink beer. Some beer sucks. Some beer doesn't. Have a beer with Fear.
All of this!
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Old 05-21-15, 01:38 PM
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mmm..... bourbon

(or a nice scotch!)
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Whether your preference is Britain, Germany or Belgium, Northern Europe is the heart and soul of brewing, and they have been doing "craft" for centuries before there was anything but.

"Craft beer" is usually marketspeak for an aggressively hopped small batch product, that goes for a premium price but is only marginally distinguishable from one to the next. Reminds me of the oaked chardonnay craze of not so long ago, all those bottles of uniformly buttery-vanilla stuff that you could only tell apart by their labels.

My preference is Belgium, especially the Trappist brews, but there is *way* more to it than the banana-y malt stuff you guys are ripping on. Next time you get fried food, especially seafood, try a Hoegaarden with it (it's actually the tiniest bit like Bud Light Lime). Or if you want to get really radical, try a Duchesse de Bourgogne with a some Brie or Camembert and a baguette.

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Old 05-22-15, 05:41 AM
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These are even cheaper.
be even cheaper if I could head over the bridge to your old shop and grab it in person

my LBS said he's got some today.
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Can shims are fine. People been doing it or years.
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cereal box cardboard works just fine
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Cheap Best Shim?

I asked my wife if she could think of making a cheap bikebar shim and she just came back with a great idea. She gave me her old insole from her Everlast shoe so I traced and utility knife cut 11 shims per sole. Nice thickness. One side cloth the other rubber. Just put rubber side toward your bar so no scratches. Now I have 22 great bike bar shims for $0.00. Thanks to my dear wife. :-) Good luck! Bobby
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Well... they say the key to good comedy is timing. According to my clock your joke missed it by about 2 years.
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Explain the joke to me. Totally flew over my head and I don't want people to be having fun without me.
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