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

(Example: Racing:Jacques Boyer)

From: "jerrymoos" <>
To: "HM & SS Sachs" <>, <>
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Subject: Re: [CR]An easy-to-use shimstock for bars and French frames &c
Date: Sun, 16 May 2004 19:23:02 -0500

Of course, you could use the Raleigh approach. The early 70's Raleigh Professional Mk IV's, including mine, used 1" (the frogs would call it 25.4) GB "map of Britain" bars with a 26.0 TTT stem. No shim, they just ignoted the difference and tightened down the stem bolt. Hey, what's 0.6 mm between friends?


Jerry Moos
Houston, TX

----- Original Message -----
From: HM & SS Sachs
Sent: Sunday, May 16, 2004 6:41 PM
Subject: [CR]An easy-to-use shimstock for bars and French frames &c

> 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