RE: [CR]An easy-to-use shimstock for bars and French frames &c-Doesn't Rivendell sell them?


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From: "Mark" <rena.cutrufelli@comcast.net>
To: "'Amir Avitzur'" <avitzur@013.net.il>, "'HM & SS Sachs'" <sachs@erols.com>, <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Subject: RE: [CR]An easy-to-use shimstock for bars and French frames &c-Doesn't Rivendell sell them?
Date: Tue, 18 May 2004 09:39:15 -0400
In-Reply-To: <003501c43c2f$762d8280$e4f6a652@ericaspc>


I think Rivendell sells nice bar shims just for our purposes.

Mark Cutrufelli Laurel,MD

-----Original Message----- From: classicrendezvous-bounces@bikelist.org [mailto:classicrendezvous-bounces@bikelist.org] On Behalf Of Amir Avitzur Sent: Monday, May 17, 2004 12:53 PM To: HM & SS Sachs; classicrendezvous@bikelist.org Subject: Re: [CR]An easy-to-use shimstock for bars and French frames &c

Harvey just outed himself ... only hillbillies drink canned beer.

Amir Avitzur in Ramat-Gan, Israel where you get a 25 agurot refund on bottles (and a much "cleaner" buzz)


----- Original Message -----
From: "HM & SS Sachs"
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Sent: Monday, May 17, 2004 1:41 AM
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