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Q about shim position on Ritchey Comp stem ...(4 posts)

Q about shim position on Ritchey Comp stem ...jeebus
Jan 29, 2002 2:44 PM
Hey,

I finally found a decent low price threadless stem. Apparently the former Ritchey "Pro" is now called the "Comp". Perfect for less than $40.

Anyway, this stem has a shim with a lip on it. Should the lip face down to contact the spacers? Or should the stem lip face upward to contact the HS cap? I say down. Besides, I want to use a ~1cm spacer above the stem, so I have some adjustability in stem height.

Should the slit in the shim face the slit in the stem clamp? Does it matter? Am I a bit picky?

Also, should I add more lube to the new Chorus HS bearings before installing them?

Thanks!
re: Q about shim position on Ritchey Comp stem ...Daniel
Jan 30, 2002 1:14 PM
I have mine facing upwards. It works for me. If I remember correctly, the top cap would not fit as well with the shim facing down.

Daniel
thanks! makes sense. nmjeebus
Jan 31, 2002 3:37 PM
I put the lip up, and the slit aligned with the stem. (nm)Paul
Feb 1, 2002 4:15 AM