Re: [CR]An easy-to-use shimstock for bars and French frames &c


From: "jerrymoos" <jerrymoos@sbcglobal.net>
To: "Amir Avitzur" <avitzur@013.net.il>, "HM & SS Sachs" <sachs@erols.com>, <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
References: <40A7FC43.8010507@erols.com> <003501c43c2f$762d8280$e4f6a652@ericaspc>
Subject: Re: [CR]An easy-to-use shimstock for bars and French frames &c
Date: Mon, 17 May 2004 05:51:48 -0500


I'm sure Harvey recycles his aluminum beer cans.

Regards,

Jerry Moos

Houston, TX, (where we drink beer from long neck bottles and throw them away because TX has no deposit law.)


----- Original Message -----
From: "Amir Avitzur"
To: "HM & SS Sachs" ;
Sent: Monday, May 17, 2004 11:53 AM
Subject: Re: [CR]An easy-to-use shimstock for bars and French frames &c



> Harvey just outed himself ... only hillbillies drink canned beer.
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> Amir Avitzur
> in Ramat-Gan, Israel where you get a 25 agurot refund on bottles (and a much
> "cleaner" buzz)
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> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "HM & SS Sachs" <sachs@erols.com>
> To: <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
> Sent: Monday, May 17, 2004 1:41 AM
> Subject: [CR]An easy-to-use shimstock for bars and French frames &c
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> > Like all but the purest of the pure, I occasionally wind up with an
> > overpowering urge to use some 25.4 bars with a 26.0 stem, or find myself
> > trying to hang a Cyclone front derailleur on a metric 531 downtube
> > (Gitane TdF Pro). I used to regularly slice myself making and
> > installing "Coors" shims: beer can stock. Now I've found a Better Way:
> > PLASTIC. The plastic stock that was used for overhead projection slides
> > ("viewgraphs," etc) is a nice thickness and often works well. Also
> > found as report cover stock. Since it is clear, it is much less
> > conspicuous than metal shims if you want to avoid nicking the handlebar
> > by trimming (for example). Of course, we only do this for "riders," and
> > we cinch things down right good, and we would never, ever, consider
> > showing such a rank amateurish thing at Cirque, but it doesn't seem
> > immoral and it has worked for years for me on one bike.
> >
> > Of course, your mileage may vary.
> >
> > harvey sachs
> > mcLean va