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Old 04-26-16, 06:20 PM
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safety of Philippe French stems

I'm curious what the general sense is toward Philippe stems. I've read the article at The Headbadge warning that Philippe/ATAX stems can be prone to cracking, and I have one of these stems with a newer wedge rather than cone expander:

So do people feel like this should be safe to ride? Am I better off just getting a different stem and lightly sanding it to fit a 22.0 steerer? Or were the Philippe stems of the generation pictured safer than the earlier ones?

How about this Guid stem? Safe?

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