Singlespeed & Fixed Gear - Nitto Technomic in French bikes
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Just wondering if the Nitto Technomic Stems will work on my french bike. My original stem says 22.00 on it....this stem says 225...no way to sand that down right?!:(
Here is the stem description:
10-17-05, 10:05 PM
you're going to have a tough time finding a 22.0 stem.
just sand that sucker down
10-17-05, 10:06 PM
oh yeah. the 225 refers to the quill *length* not diameter
the diameter is 22.2mm
yes I figured...I will sand it down
10-17-05, 10:50 PM
Are you sure you want a stem that tall? Those stems are usually used by people looking for a very upright seating positions. That thing is probably going to be extending about 10-15cm up out of your headtube.
I would probably look for a stem with a more normal quill lenght unless you want to be sitting straight up.
sand!! i love my gitane.. 22.0 stem.. i have sanded down many a stem for that beast
I love me some technomic stem. Lots of extension can give you a great, very comfortable riding position.
Back to the orginal topic, I had a frame that took that size. Looked all over the place for a cheap stem to put in it. Finally gave up and dumped the frame. It wasn't very good anyway. This hasn't been too helpful, though.
10-18-05, 01:24 AM
Plus not all Technomics are gargantuan. I have one or two from the 70s and they're quite normal looking.
10-19-05, 10:10 AM
I sanded down a 22.2 diameter Cinelli stem to fit into the 22.1 steering tube of a beautiful chrome Peugeot fork. International cooperation at its finest! It took me about 20 minutes, I think, with 60 grit sandpaper. Remember to change the sandpaper a lot -- it gets clogged very fast, and then you're just wasting effort.
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