Re: [CR]Re: Nitto question

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Date: Tue, 26 Apr 2005 20:45:14 -0400
From: "Joe Bender-Zanoni" <joebz@optonline.net>
Subject: Re: [CR]Re: Nitto question
To: "David G. White" <whiteknight@adelphia.net>, classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
References: <15a.4f94f5cc.2fa00ae3@aol.com> <426EB9D6.5030607@adelphia.net>


I believe the Technomic first appeared on a bike called the Fuji Dynamic10. That would have been about 1974.

I'm not sure it was quite as polished or had quite as long a quill as the current stem. Same look though.

As to the Nitto Pearl, I think it is nearly the finest stem ever made. The stainless steel binder assembly is a work of art. There were two stems above it made by Nitto. One is the no longer made Pearl G that was milled on the side. The other was a prototype I had on my dear departed stolen Redcay. Imagine a Pearl, center drilled up the extension, with great alloy hardware.

Joe Bender-Zanoni
Great Notch, NJ


----- Original Message -----
From: "David G. White"
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Sent: Tuesday, April 26, 2005 5:59 PM
Subject: Re: [CR]Re: Nitto question



> I've got a Nitto Pearl stem (very beautiful!) I bought in 1974 -1975. It
> looks quite similar to the Technomic in overall design, but with a
> finish more similar to the Technomic Deluxe satin finish. I don't know
> when the Technomic/Technomic Deluxe models appeared.
>
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> DTSHIFTER@aol.com wrote:
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> >Listmembers,
> >
> >Tom Ward asked about Nitto stems:
> >
> >"....... they have been of casual interest to me on a "keeper of the flame"
> >level--i.e. they are a relatively cool item that is still being manufactured. I
> >have two questions about the Technomic in particular. Does anyone know when
> >(to the year) it appeared, and has the logo (model name) always had the same
> >appearance? In other words, are the ones you can buy now essentially the same as
> >they ever were? A well-known purveyor of parts has it that it's been around
> >"for decades", but that's not very specific. Three decades? Or only two?....."
> >
> >There is a Nitto (not a Technomic) on my 1977 Fuji Newest and it is original
> >(Nitto bar as well).
> >
> >Cheers,
> >
> >Chuck Brooks
> >Malta, NY