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Old 06-22-22, 10:08 AM
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Originally Posted by ArgoMan View Post
Hey guys....bought a threadless steel fork from Soma. Next issue is the handlebar stem. Most are made for 1 1/8 diameter. I see that JensonUSA sells a "shim" to address that. Any concern with that? I wouldn't think so. I can also fabricate something pretty easily. Also, what's the skinny on "ZIPP" products? They sell a nice looking silver colored stem. Smelly, I need to hear from you on this! Thanks!
A shim is totally fine to use, but there are also plenty of stems made for 26mm and 25.4mm handlebar diameters. I have owned 26.0mm threadless stems from Easton, Ritchey, Kalloy, and VeloOrange.
As for ZIPP, that is a quality brand. Their more basic offerings run under the 'Service Course' model and are perfectly fine. Zipp Service Course is comparable in entry level offerings to the 4 brands I mentioned above.
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