# John's Blog

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## June 22 - Handlebar Repair

Pro tip: When your better half is ordering bicycle handlebars and asks you if the handlebar diameter is 7/8 inch or 1 inch, look twice. Then look again. Then look one more time. Closely.

Otherwise, you may end up getting 7/8 handlebars instead of 7/8 handlebars that expand to an inch where they fit into the stem.

Then you'll have to figure out how to solve the problem you created which may end up taking the better part of a day or two. And require two shims, not one shim like you first thought it would.

Embarrassing.

And I'll add this: I took this picture back in early May, I'm just now getting around to posting it.

Embarrassing.