We may get a direct answer from someone at Rivendell, but I understand that the Dream and Noodle are proprietary bends developed for Rivendell, and I've never seen any one else carry them. Not saying Nitto wouldn't sell them to you, but I've never seen them advertised except through Rivendell. The engraving on the Harris bars is usually the block print "NITTO", not the Cinelli style crests.
Tom Adams, Shrewsbury NJ
>From: Jerome & Elizabeth Moos <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>To: Classic Rendezvous <email@example.com>
>Subject: [CR]Nitto bars and stems
>Date: Tue, 19 Oct 2004 12:40:52 -0700 (PDT)
>Anyone know who besides Rivendell sells Nitto model 176 (Dream) and 177 (Noodle) bars? Also, I note that both Harris Cycles and Bicycle Classics sell Nitto models with either Maes or Randonneur bends, which are less expensive than what Rivendell charges for model 176 or 177. Neither web site has a closeup photo of the engravings, however. Do these bars have the old-Cinelli-like elaborate crests, like Nitto 176 and 177, or do they have simpler engravings?
>Also, anyone know a source for Nitto Pearl stems?
>Finally, I have an excellent used Nitto model 177 (Noodle) which is 46 cm (and heat treated). Anyone want to trade a 41 or 42 cm 177 for this?