25.4mm bar in a 26mm stem

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  • Will a coke-can shim work or have people still had problems?

    Searched, haven't found any relevant to those specific sizes. (Googled too)

    Feel free to recommend me a stem which will work with my stock Charge fork and with a 25.4 (1") clamp.

  • Bit of luck involved I think. I am currently running a 25.4 Nitto courier bar in a 26.0 Nitto stem and it fits perfectly. But have to shim my drops (which are also 25.4), so not sure how that works?

    Using Nitto shims rather than coke can as i thought it was easier.

  • nuff threads.

  • Shim shimmany, shim shimmany, shim shim shroo!

    I'd use a proper shim ie: the nitto kerley mention, or anything the right thickness. I've had problems in the past with beer can shims slipping, i'm still trying to forget that night...

    I used to use rolls of copper shim at work which were available in varying thicknesses, not sure where you'd find any tho, so that wasn't much help, sorry.

  • Hubjub sell the nitto reducer shims.

  • Make sure you get a converse shim, though.

  • Guys have the same problem
    My Fuji has 26mm stem. Bought Easton risers and they are 25.4
    Is it better to find 25.4 stem or shim will work?

  • i coke can shimmed mine and it occasionally slipped. Shims are cheaper and I've noticed no difference in performance.

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25.4mm bar in a 26mm stem

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