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    Ritchey P-650b build

    Yip I got one
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    Fork: Fox F100 RLC FIT 2012 15mm QR

    Headset: Cane Creek 110 drop in
    Stem: Pro XCR 110mm
    Handlebar: Pro XCR 20mm Carbon riser

    Brakes: Hope Race X2 & saw tooth 160 floating rotors- blue ano

    Shifters: XTR M970 9 Speed & Hope matchmakers
    Front Derailleur: Dura-ace & Spleen adapter
    Rear Derailleur: XTR M970GS
    Derailleur Cables: XTR
    Cassette: XT m770 11-34
    Chain: XT
    Cranks: XT 180mm m770
    Chainrings: 24 & 38t e-13
    Bottom Bracket: Chris King ceramic-blue ano
    Pedals: ATAC XS

    Hub Skewers: Hope/ Fox
    Rims: Stans ZTR crest 32 hole
    Hubs: Hope Pro 2 Evo- Red ano
    Spokes: Wheelsmith XL custom cut/threaded & Alloy nipples
    Tyres: Kenda Karma 2.0 650b

    Saddle: Charge Knife ti
    Seatpost: Enve 27.2 straight.
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    Very cool. Can't wait to see it built up.

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    Cool! What size frame and how much does the frame weight?

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    Wow, a true dream bike. Never noticed the interesting disc mount and the slight bow of the seatstays just before the dropouts...beautiful work for sure. Congrats, and be sure to update pics of the build!
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    She's a 19" frame with a 65L0012 serial number so she's pretty special.

    Weight sits around the 2kg range, I tried measuring her on the wife's digital kitchen scales but not very accurate. Built up she should be in the 11kg ball park. Pretty sweet for a steel frame 650b hardtail .

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    F'in sweet gorgeous lady, this is a girl Roy Orbison would sing about.

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    front wheel built & in the forks.

    have my front wheel build up with weights on the digital scales.

    xtr crest 650b hope Rro 2 Evo 15gr 723g
    with kenda karma 2.0, 160mm hope rotro, maxxis tube & cloth rim strip 1457g
    the old m717 disc rim hope pro 2 15gr it replaces weighs744g with a cloth rim strip.

    Pic of the wheel in the fox forks 10mm clearance from the top of a knob to the botton of the fork arch. so not really a winter ride, I don't mind that's what I have my single speed for

    a few more pics it begs the question could i have done all of this with my KHS frame, once the rear wheel is build I will check the clearance on the seat & chain stays. From all accounts it raises the BB by 20mm.
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    Man, I love those Ritchey frames. I should've got one when I had the chance (the P-29er). I have a SwissCross for CX and it's one of my favorite bikes. Beautiful.

    Good luck with the build, and make sure to post progress pics!

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    Never noticed the interesting disc mount and the slight bow of the seatstays just before the dropouts.

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    pics of the rear brake mounts on the chain/seat stays. Sweet drop outs too.
    unlike the ritchey web site pics the brake hose is run along the LH side of the top tube and down the seat stay.
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    Cool!

    Where'd you source the frame. LBS? Online?
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    through the LBS where I work Saturday mornings.

    I wanted a new frame to but didn't want a 29er so when I saw this I just had to get one. There are a few left at the importers here in NZ. But I bet they go pretty quickly once word gets out they have them.

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    curious what the frame weights?

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    well she is almost there,,,,,,,,,,,,

    Waiting for the headset, and the rear wheel to be built. The pics are less the head set & with the hope Pro 2 blue 26" rear wheel in. The new wheel will match the front red Hope Pro 2 Evo with the blue 160 rotor & blue QR.

    She feels sub 11kg............... Pretty good for a 19" steel frame. Once completed she will be going on the electronic scales
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    Looks super sweet!! I wish they did them in other colors - my wife needs a new frame and she won't go for a red white and blue scheme.

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    Big pimpin' points for the alternating red and blue hubs/qr's and the blue chainring bolts/bb cups. Well done, sir!
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    More Pic's ? What's it weigh ? Great build !

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    I have a 90's era P-23 with the rwb paint and I have to say, I'm impressed. Congrats!

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    Very nice. I rode with someone who was demoing the P- 29 version and they said the frame was not noticeably flexy, impressive for steel, they really liked it. Post up a ride report when you have some time on it.

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    finsihed the build weight 10.5kg

    will post an update once I have a few miles on her

    She's an impressive 10.5kg or 23.1lb
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    Have you taken it off any sweet jumps?

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    Nice bike and also from an extraordinary man. Tom Ritchie is about the opposite
    of Steve Jobs, yet as much popular icon one can be. He is very generous and offers frames (like the one you have) for many charity rides and events.

    Ritchey spear headed the Project Rwanda organization which does fund raising for poor
    Rwanda farmers whose families must walk for miles to water, the market and for medical attention.. It helps provides bikes and parts for those who cannot afford such luxuries.
    Ride More, Eat More

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    Man, that turned out really nice, and at a really good weight for a steel hardtail. Only thing that could make the bike look better would be dirt plastered all over her from a long trail ride, which I'm sure you'll remedy in the near future!
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    she has been on a gravel road already so dust coated now, A session on the local single trails this pm. No mud at the moment as we are in summer in NZ 30+C everyday.

    First ride impressions she is surprisingly stiff for such small tubes, I sit more in the bike than my 26ers, yet she is very nimble and the weight or lack of it can be felt.

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    man that bike turned out SWEET. great weight, great look. Probably rides like a dream.

    My buddy just got a P29er he is building up too, going to send him this thread for inspiration.

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