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Deep grooves on ITM Millenium bar(5 posts)

Deep grooves on ITM Millenium barEric H
Apr 2, 2001 10:08 AM
I am building a new bike using ITM Millenium bars with matching Millenium stem. I am a "S" guy, and the Millenium bars have a very deep groove on the backside of the bar to appease the "C" guys. No foam inserts were provided with the bar. Does anyone have any suggestions to fill the unused groove? What about silicon caulking or something similarly squishy?

Thanks,

Eric.
re: Deep grooves on ITM Millenium barLarry Meade
Apr 2, 2001 10:19 AM
You could just put in some empty cable housing. I have both S anc C bikes and like the feel of the C bars with the housing under the tape.

Larry
re: Deep grooves on ITM Millenium barRob C
Apr 2, 2001 10:49 AM
I have the Millenium bar/stem combo and am using S DA sti levers. The grooves do create a small flatter area on the back side but it is barely noticable. I just ran the cable and then taped and haven't had a problem. Just try riding it, you will probably forget all about it in a few miles. Cheers! -Rob
Silicone sealantzelig
Apr 2, 2001 10:49 AM
I use silicone sealant as you can always take it out later. I cut out a cardboard template semi-circle, apply the silicone in the groove and then using the template, smooth it out so that its flush with the bar. Nice and comfy. Yes, if I bought Prima 199's or any other really light weight bar, I just negated the effect but I'm not staying up late worrying about the weight.
re: Deep grooves on ITM Millenium barLazy
Apr 3, 2001 8:12 AM
You could try going to Mail Boxes Etc. or some other similar package shipping outlet and see if they have some thin foam that would work for you.