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    diatech goldfinger installation...



    i figured this was going to be a easy install, i didn't even have to remove the bartape to get this thing on...newp. made for 7/8 bars only and i'm not sure what i'm installing it on but it's quite a bit larger. how are the rest of you doing this? does diatech make a clamp plate that suits larger diameters?

    thx.

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    If you are using a road bar, it's easiest to use a cyclocross lever..Salsa, Tetkro, Nashbar and others make them....
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    The lever is designed for a 22.2mm diameter which is standard for BMX and MTB bars. Road drops are 23.8mm. Road and MTB bars bulge to larger diameters (25.4mm/26.0mm/31.8mm) as they approach the stem clamp area.

    You could get a CX lever. These are often designe to fit the bulge diameter.

    You could also file out the clamp to fit on your bar.

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    thanks guys. i'm going to revisit the problem later today and thinking about the latter. i believe there's enough aluminum to file out. any suggestions on just how to attack this? buy a jailbird file from home depot, utilize my dremel, or drop it off at a machine shop? (assuming i can find one in this town).

    thanks,
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    Any old half-round should do just fine.

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