I'm a bit taller so I needed a quill stem with a extra few inches so that I could ride comfortably. This definitely fit the bill and looks sharp on my refurbished Peugeot Iseran. Shipping was prompt from Tree Fort, as well.
Because I couldn't pass up such a giveaway deal ($75), I bought a Trek 2100 that was just a little too cramped for me to fit.
Adding this piece gave me just enough reach and more than enough rise to match the geometry of the bike I'd been riding for almost 30 years. Feels strange to retire the old Lambert, but losing 13 lbs makes it a little easier. Speaking of weight loss, the Nitto feels about 1/2 ounce lighter than the smaller, shiny black stem that came with the Trek, which surprised me.
Summed up: Great way to add years of life to a bike that may be a little too small..... and your lower back as well.
Yes, I would recomend this to a friend.
Likes: Great Styling, Easy Install, Well Made, No squeaks!
Works for: Long days, Flatlander Riding
Dislikes: None yet!
November 11, 2010
reviewed by: A Guest
I bought the stem for a restoration/rebuild of an ancient Royal Scot mixte three-speed (a Raleigh house brand sold in the US). I wanted to provide some handlebar position flexibility (the stem is quite long) in a lighter part than the steel stem that came with the bike.
It is an attractive and functional stem, and I'm glad I bought it. The low price for the return was fantastic (I did not see a mark on the stem), but I would have paid the list price for a new one.