|ritchey stem question||Gall|
Mar 4, 2002 3:45 PM
|when trying to order my WCS i was advised that they no longer make the stem for the 1" steerer. they said that i would have get the 1 18" and use a shim to get it to the 1". the main reason why i really wanted the ritchey was so i could get the 1".
have any of you used the ritchey with the shim? are they good to go or should i "steer" away from this set up?
|re: ritchey stem question||Pat1|
Mar 4, 2002 7:42 PM
|I bought a WCS from Excel last month. The shim is nicely machined, and it works with no problems. The plus is that if you ever get a new frame, you just pop out the shim and use the stem on a 1 1/8 steerer. I am very happy with the WCS stem. It's on sale now at Excel Sports.|
|Yep, it works fine. nm||Birddog|
Mar 4, 2002 7:44 PM
|I have the WCS and a 1" Ritchey stem||Paul|
Mar 5, 2002 4:53 AM
|They are both on 1 " steerers. No problem using the shim. The inch cap will push down the shim down for a good fit, the lip should be facing up so the cap will have an inch surface to sit on. You can get a larger mountain bike cap(11/8) from your LBS if you want to. I spoke to a mechanic before I did it, and he said that it was okay to do. If you have noticed, more and more stems are coming this way due to the industry change to 11/8 forks. |
Remember, the stem should be about 3mm higher then the steerer, and tighten the steerer cap first then the stem, reverse when taking off. A rookie mistake is to tighten the stem first, then the steerer cap resulting in striped threads on the inserted nut.
|forgot to mention the WCS rise in inches||Paul|
Mar 5, 2002 5:09 AM
|I drawed on graph paper, the variuos angles that stems come in. For a 100mm stem length (what i have), the WCS(+- 6 deg) will give a rise of 7/16" when in the 78 deg, and 7/8" when in the 84 deg position from the top tube. All you need is a protractor to do this. I based my measuremnts using the head tube angle of 73 deg then drawing a 90 deg angle, then measuring my 100mm stem across the angles for height. It's confusing in the ads, for ex. one company will say 80 deg excel), and Performance will say -10 for the same stem. Well, they are both the same. A -17 deg stem angle) is parallel with the top tube (ground), 90-73.|
Mar 6, 2002 11:08 AM
|The Pro came in a 1", but the WCS never did.|| |