Re: [CR] Stem Stuff: (1) WTB and (2) Nitto vs. Cinelli

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Date: Sun, 9 Jan 2011 19:33:39 -0800 (PST)
From: "Fred Rednor" <>
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Subject: Re: [CR] Stem Stuff: (1) WTB and (2) Nitto vs. Cinelli


I can answer #2 for you... - Essentially, a 60mm Nitto stem would measure as 67mm using the Cinelli method. That's probably close enough. I don't know whether Nitto made anything that short, although SR did. Whether the SR stems fit 26mm or 25.4mm bars is yet another story. In general, the SR stems were not as well finished as the Nitto products.

As for #1... - I'd have to go to the "dungeon" and inspect the entire contents of my stem collection, but I doubt I have any Nitto stems that aren't already on bicycles.

Cheers Fred Rednor - Arlignton, Virginia (USA)
> 1) Wanted: Alloy stem, mid-70's to end of time line so that
> it looks "right" on a lugged, steel Bianchi road frame. 
> Clamp = 26.0. Extension = 7mm as measured the Cinelli way
> (that is: along top of extension from center of expander
> bolt to center of clamp).
> 2) Does anyone know what NItto extension spec. is the
> equivalent of Cineli 70mm extension? I ask because the
> collective wisdom of the CR List suggests that NItto
> measures stems in a manner different than Cinelli; Ergo: not
> "apples to apples".