Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  

Go Back   > >

Bicycle Mechanics Broken bottom bracket? Tacoed wheel? If you're having problems with your bicycle, or just need help fixing a flat, drop in here for the latest on bicycle mechanics & bicycle maintenance.

User Tag List

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 08-29-11, 03:44 PM   #1
yesterday you said tom.
Thread Starter
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Brooklyn, NY
Bikes: Bianchi Pista 07, Dodici Veloce
Posts: 457
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Stem Question, Help Please

I'm running track drops with a Nitto Pearl 9 (which in actuality is around 98mm/100mm). But I'm not satisfied with it because I have a short head tube and it's preventing my stem from going all the way down thus making the stem protrude too much.

If I were to swap out the pearl for a jaguar, what size would I need to get to compensate for the drop? I'm trying to keep the reach relatively the same and I usually only ride on the top of the bars. Should I go shorter and get an 80mm jag or stick with a 90mm?
whitekimchee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-29-11, 07:05 PM   #2
Senior Member
joejack951's Avatar
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Wilmington, DE
Bikes: 2016 Hong Fu FM-079-F, 1984 Trek 660, 2003 Specialized Hardrock, 2004 LOOK KG386i (RIP), 2005 Iron Horse Warrior Expert, 2009 Pedal Force CX1, 2016 Islabikes Beinn 20 (son's)
Posts: 11,532
Mentioned: 11 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 913 Post(s)
Based on what I've read, Nitto measures all of their stems the same so if you don't want to affect your reach, buy the same length Nitto stem.

Another option you have is modifying the length of the Pearl by cutting off some of the excess length and using a short bolt (depending on how far it's threaded this may not even be necessary). This could be somehwat tricky with trying to match the angle on the bottom of the stem (assuming a wedge style stem) but some filing/sanding could clean up any mistakes. Measure the insertion distance marked on the original and transfer that mark to the shortened stem to ensure proper installation after the modification.
joejack951 is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 03:49 AM.

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to and affiliated sites.
  • Ask a Question
    get answers from real people!
Click to start entering your question.