View Full Version : FS: 12cm Nitto Pearl, 12cm DuraAce [quill stems]

09-25-2006, 12:16 PM
Clearing out a couple of nice parts.

One is a Nitto Pearl quill stem, nominal 120mm, though Nitto measures perpendicular to the steerer, so by the traditional along-the-side measurement this is much more like a 12.8-13.0mm stem. Great shape though there are some insertion marks and some unsightly rust stains, though I'll bet a little scotchbrite or simichrome would take care of that in short order. $25+ship.

The other is the coveted Duraace "hiddenbolt" stem, also 120mm. That's right, not externally visible bolts. A beautiful stem. I bought it off eBay, but the seller failed to mention that it was missing its bolt cover -- so instead of bolt holes, there's an unsightly hold in the stem.

Anyway, as shown in the picture, I took to plugging the hole with a cork. Funky, yep. You could probably carve the carve the cork down to make it pretty much flush. $20+ship.

Shoot me a PM. I've got better -- well, bigger pics available.

09-26-2006, 12:42 PM
What bar diameters for the stems?

09-26-2006, 02:56 PM
Ah. Good question. Yep, both 26.0