Front mech shim advice

ricktabor1
ricktabor1 Posts: 272
edited May 2013 in Road buying advice
Does anyone know where I can get a shim from to make my 105 front mech, clamp size 31.8mm, fit my frame which has a seat tube diameter of 28.6mm.

I could sell it and buy another one that fits but I was hoping that this might be an easier option.

Any advice welcome.
Got to get up to get down

Comments

  • sungod
    sungod Posts: 16,860
    you can get shims, for instance...

    http://www.sjscycles.co.uk/shimano-spar ... prod25053/

    ...says out of stock, but if you search you can probably find alternative item/stockist, or try lbs they may have one in the spares box
    my bike - faster than god's and twice as shiny
  • ricktabor1
    ricktabor1 Posts: 272
    Thanks for the advice.

    I asked at the lbs and they didn't have any but said they'd give me a call if one came in with a mech that they didn't need.

    Can't find one anywhere on the Internet that's in stock...... Seems crazy.

    I might start looking for a new mech.
    Got to get up to get down
  • animal72
    animal72 Posts: 251
    There's loads on eBay...
    Condor Super Acciaio, Record, Deda, Pacentis.
    Curtis 853 Handbuilt MTB, XTR, DT Swiss and lots of Hope.
    Genesis Datum Gravel Bike, Pacentis (again).
    Genesis Equilibrium Disc, 105 & H-Plus-Son.

    Mostly Steel.
  • sungod
    sungod Posts: 16,860
    ricktabor1 wrote:
    Thanks for the advice.

    I asked at the lbs and they didn't have any but said they'd give me a call if one came in with a mech that they didn't need.

    Can't find one anywhere on the Internet that's in stock...... Seems crazy.

    I might start looking for a new mech.

    lbs should be able to order one from madison (shimano distributor), go here...

    http://www.madison.co.uk/productinfo.as ... 5JD%209802

    ...then click the "where to buy" link and give your postcode, it'll show you the nearby dealers with an account
    my bike - faster than god's and twice as shiny