Re: [CR]Nitto axle lamp holder

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Date: Sun, 30 Nov 2008 14:43:43 -0500
From: "Tom Martin" <>
To:, "Classic Rendezvous" <>, "Sarah Gibson" <>
Subject: Re: [CR]Nitto axle lamp holder

The nitto Axle lamp holder is for Japanese domestic market only. Nitto had concerns about some American suing them (or their customers) if the nut backed out and the front wheel fell off. So, Merry, EAI, QBP, VO Imports, etc, are barred by Nitto from buying and reselling them.

I guess one of us could contact a Japanese bike shop, pay full Japanese retail and ship them over for resale, but the price would be very high.

Or you can buy a Made in US version that Velo Orange sells:

They are available to bike shops via VO Imports too:

Dealer pricing is password protected. If you are a dealer and want to set up an account, please contact me offlist.

Tom Martin Annapolis MD USA

---------- Forwarded message ---------- From: "David Bean" <> To: "CR List (E-mail)" <> Date: Sun, 30 Nov 2008 11:04:06 -0500 Subject: [CR]Nitto axle lamp holder There was an exchange involving the Nitto website about a week ago. At the bottom of this page:<> there is a neat gizmo that takes the place of the nut on the end of a quick release and provides a place to mount a [normally] handlebar-mounted headlamp except it's way down low. I don't see it on the English language Nitto pages. Anyone know if they're available in the States? Mark Stonich - R U interested in making them? (A bit more complicated would be making a similar gizmo for the lever end of a QR. Or a whole two-ended set...)

David Bean Arlington, MA USA beandk at are-see-enn dot com

Tom Martin
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