Nitto Crystemblue
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Category:  Stems
Name:  Nitto Crystemblue
Brand:  Nitto
Model:  Crystemblue
Years:  Early 1980's - Mid 1980's
Country:  Japan
Added By: JFischer on 12/18/10
Updated By: JFischer on 12/18/10
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MaterialAluminumMarkings
Bar Clamp Size 25.4Quill Size 22.2
Expander Style ConicalExpander Bolt Size6mm Allen Key
Binder Bolt Size   
General Information
From what research I have been able to do, this appears to be from the same era as the Shimano AX groups, and the early years of the Aerodynamic movement in cycling.  Nitto also made an "Aerodynamic" bar which I'm fairly certain is also on VeloBase which these stems were often paired with.  I have also seen these pantographed with a couple of different Japanese builder's names, including 3Rensho.  This example was on eBay recently with a starting bid of $200, however received no bids and was relisted by the seller.
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NITTO's handlebars, handlebar stems and seat pillars for track races are certified for use in official Japanese KEIRIN races.  In addition to its already highly acclaimed handlebars, handlebar stems and seat pillars, the company now develops other bicycle parts made of metal tubes, such as frames, carriers and various accessories at its factories in Fukushima.

Date of foundation : 1923
President : Akira Yoshikawa
Employees : 50
Headquarters : 3-23-7 Minami, Hatogaya, Saitama 334-0013, Japan
Major products : Handlebars & stems, seat pillars, carriers, etc.
Tel : +81-48-286-7771
Fax : +81-48-286-7770
E-mail : nitto@violin.ocn.ne.jp
Website : http://www16.ocn.ne.jp/~nitto210/
Recent Catalog: http://www.jbpi.or.jp/english/JBG/JBG2010_2011/JBG2010_2011_NITTO.pdf
 
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