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No, it doesn't seem like much, but that stem won't fit your bars without a shim. Very wise of you to ask. Nitto (and probably others) make shims for just this situation. They cost about $10 US. The old standard for road bikes was 25.4 mm (for the most part), but there seems to be a move towards 26.0 mm.


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The handlebars on the Masi Uno look like track-style handlebars, which were designed for the aerodynamic needs of track racing (in a closed, running-track-like loop in a velodrome) over the practical needs of a road bike. The important thing to note is that track bikes usually don't have brakes (see this article for why, with a fun sneak peek of "It's the ...


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You likely would only be able to brake comfortably from the drop position due to the excessive down angling of the handlebar ramp region. This would especially be true for older style brake levers like you have shown in the picture as these levels have shorter reach and less material to place your hands on when on the hoods. In the old style road cockpits ...


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When I wrenched for a cross team we just taped over the housing. We also would position the levers further out (unless you're running narrow bars.) Keep in mind there's no need to pull the tape so tight that it would bend the cable housing. You want to pull the tape just snug enough so it doesn't slip. If you get to the end of the bar and let go of the tape ...


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If you don't have good measuring tools (and know how to use them, but that's not too hard) it will be very hard to tell the difference between 25.4 mm and 26 mm – until you try to fit the bars in, then it will be obvious… For a bike of that vintage odds are good (according to my recollection and Sheldon Brown's Crib Sheet) that the size is 25.4 mm. So what ...


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The thing'a'ma'bobber we're discussing would solve the problem that the Park article alludes to. I used to make fairings for depth sounders on boats by mounting the sounder and then taping neatly around where the sounder didn't meet the hull and forcing in epoxy goop (technical term there). I think you could do something very similar by wrapping the cable ...


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I have been riding mtb from the age of 12-34 consistently and often with friends and small groups. I have not only never hooked my bar ends (bullhorn as called when they first became a thing) on anyone but never on anything either. I regularly ride through traffic, parked cars, trails with foliage, narrow passes on trails designed to keep cars out, and you ...


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When you say out of sync I assume this means that when you look down while on the bike the handlebars point one direction and the wheel points in a slight different direction. You say locknut so that implies a threaded headset. If so, simply loosen the bolt on the top of the stem and realign the stem with the front wheel while straddling the bike. Note ...



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