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question: double groove bar with shimano(9 posts)

question: double groove bar with shimanoMade in Taiwan
Sep 4, 2001 2:30 PM
does anyone use a double groove bar such as Deda Newton with shimano STI's? what do you do with the rear groove? put a piece of housing there to fill the void? or just wrap the bar wrap over the groove?j

just wrapDog
Sep 4, 2001 2:48 PM
you'll never know it's there after you wrap

just wrap...ditto (nm)cycleguy
Sep 4, 2001 6:55 PM
re: question: double groove bar with shimanoDRW
Sep 4, 2001 3:04 PM
My TTT bars are double groove, and I'm running Shimano. The TTT bars come with a foam rubber filler to take care of the back groove. You can order them from your LBS.
Rubber insertmr_spin
Sep 4, 2001 3:06 PM
My 3TTT bar came with a rubber insert to fill in the groove. I used to have a Cinelli double groove that I just wrapped without any insert. It doesn't matter.
on the cheapbn
Sep 4, 2001 4:26 PM
a piece of old housing, string, whatever will work,,, you just need to find something that fills the groove
re: question: double groove bar with shimanozzz
Sep 4, 2001 4:34 PM
put it to use. GO CAMPY.
Big mistakeI Love Shimano
Sep 4, 2001 9:15 PM
Going Campy will be the biggest mistake you'll ever make ;-)

Anyway, I use double groove bars and the unused groove does not make any difference.
Another suggestionzelig
Sep 5, 2001 3:14 AM
I happen to notice the empty groove and find it less than comfortable. It also varies from bar to bar, at least in my experience with ITM, Cinelli and TTT bars. I use silicone caulk/sealant and fill the groove, smoothing it out with a piece of cardboard cut in a semi-circle to match the bar size. Yes, I'm sure it adds some weight but for me, it's very comfortable when wrapped and you can peel it out of the groove later.