Ask ScooterDad: My son wants to get the brandon James sig bars and use a tilt scs but doesn't want to cut the slit off to lose height, what else can we do?

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There's nothing you can do. You have to cut the slit off if you want to use it in an SCS clamp, otherwise it will never tighten completely.


Check out Blunt H SCS clamp. Included is a smart adapter that is used to convert a slitted bar to a scs bar without cutting the bar. Another alternative is to get a steel pipe with the right outer diameter and cut it to a 3 cm which you put inside the bar to prevent the bar to decrease in diameter as you tighten the scs. The right diameter is 28.8 mm 1.1/4 inch which is a standard diameter for bicycles. So just find an old bike and cut a piece from the fork.

By Christian Rosen (not verified)

Thanks for the tip on the Blunt H SCS adapter. I was not aware of that. :)

You're right about the inner shim, but I try not to recommend that method since it's a little more involved than most people are looking for. But, since you suggested it, I'm happy to approve the comment. :)

By Kenny