Bicycle Mechanics - Nitto stem shortage?
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03-20-09, 09:38 PM
I'm having a hard time finding 80mm-reach, short-height Nitto road quill stems. We can't find any through my shop's suppliers, and it seems that the other local shops don't have any. Anyone know where I can order one?
03-20-09, 11:18 PM
BikeSomeWhere, an Amazon seller, lists it:
03-21-09, 07:52 AM
Just curious why it has to be a Nitto if you're not after height?
If you can find a Technomic (the nice one, not the super long one), you can cut the quill down pretty easily with a hacksaw and a file. I've done it.
03-22-09, 05:41 AM
I got 463 hits when I Googled Nitto quill stem.
03-22-09, 08:11 AM
I don't want to pay $65 for a stem that's only worth $35. I think that I may take Longfemur's advice and get a Nitto Technomic (inexpensive and available) and simply saw the base of the stem off. This is replacing an older Nitto stem on my mid-80's Nishiki Prestige so I was hoping to at least use a quality Japanese quill stem.
03-22-09, 09:21 AM
The Technomic is not cold forged and it is not finished as well as their more expensive stems. That's why it's cheaper.
If you shorten a Technomic to normal length, you'll run out of threads on the stem bolt.
03-22-09, 11:10 AM
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