MTB bars in road stem?

Discussion in 'Cycling Equipment' started by dje31, Feb 11, 2004.

  1. dje31

    dje31 New Member

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    Okay, so I've got a 25.4 MTB bar, but have found a couple of deals on road stems, intended for 25.8/26 bars. They all have removeable face plates. Does it need a shim? Or can I get away with a discrepancy of 0.4-0.6mm?

    Sorry if this is a dumb, over-asked question, but that's not a place I want equipment to fail.

    Doug
     
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  2. boudreaux

    boudreaux New Member

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    You need a shim. Sometimes they are not the best idea. Proper way is to forget the road stem and get a correct mtb stem.
     
  3. dje31

    dje31 New Member

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    That's probably what I'll end up doing...it was one of those too-good-to-resist eBay deals that caught my eye.
     
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