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    Beater Bike? Ritchey guys may cry...


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    At least its getting used.

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    Seriously. I don't think the men who designed or built the bikes we like so much meant for them to be garage queens.
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    That's great! I like it.
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    pretty nicely specced for a beater...

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    You'd think the buy would put fenders on it given the build.

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    It'll carry a case of cold ones, and it's a nice dark green, what's not to like?
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    Can't quite put my finger on it, but something about it reminds me of a Klein....

    Seriously though, I wouldn't post pics of it here, but after patching up the canti mount on my Dirt drop Aspen, it acquired skinny tires, fenders, and a rear rack.

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    + fenders and that would be awesome

    (that said, I am posting from the flooded north east. that locale looks pretty dry in comparison)
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    Aemmer -- same here. I brazed rack mounts onto my 95 Voodoo Bizango, and it's got a rigid fork, narrow tires, stainless fenders, a Brooks, drop bars... like an odd little touring bike. About six pounds lighter than a Long Haul Trucker, though!

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    I like it....makes me want to start a new thread with a title like, "Beater Bikes - Show Us Your Recycled High End Vintage Frame Updated for Today's Cycling" or something like that. I'll leave it up to someone else to start it if interested; may get more play if TraumatizedAARP isn't the OP.

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    Those bars are an abomination.
    They had to replace my metal plate with a plastic one

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    Quote Originally Posted by TraumaARNP
    ...may get more play if TraumatizedAARP isn't the OP.
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    Ah, nice. Those two seem to post in tandem which makes me think they are the same person.

    When someone shows up with different gear...

    Now, back to the OP, that bike is in great shape for a beater. Seems like a beater needs to be.....beat.
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    rack lust!! (you pervs!)
    front rack, anyone know who makes that? it's sublimely clean and simple.
    thought maybe nitto but this one's wider and has the flat plate down the middle that the nitto mini's don't have.
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    I know of a Ritchey that looks worse than that. It was saved from going to the dump though.
    There's a very shabby Fat Chance Team around here as well.

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    Another Beater....now KHS guys can cry....

    Beater Bike?  Ritchey guys may cry...-khsmontcompbeater.jpg

    Beater Bike?  Ritchey guys may cry...-khsmc.jpg

    Beater Bike?  Ritchey guys may cry...-dx.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by sfgirlonbike
    Ah, nice. Those two seem to post in tandem which makes me think they are the same person.

    When someone shows up with different gear...

    Now, back to the OP, that bike is in great shape for a beater. Seems like a beater needs to be.....beat.
    I was thinking the same thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sfgirlonbike
    Ah, nice. Those two seem to post in tandem which makes me think they are the same person.

    When someone shows up with different gear...

    Now, back to the OP, that bike is in great shape for a beater. Seems like a beater needs to be.....beat.

    You mean Jack and Yev, or is it Fred and Jack....or Fred and Yev??? One lives in the OBX, and another lives in Flagler Beach, FL....where does the 3rd one live?

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    Nice old Ritchey! Whatcha grillin' us all for dinner tonight?!
    People wait for me on the way up. I wait for them on the way down.

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    Ritcheys make great beaters...because they can actually take the beatings unlike many other brands.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sandmangts
    Ritcheys make great beaters...because they can actually take the beatings unlike many other brands.

    Aside from Crack'nFail, which other brands?
    They had to replace my metal plate with a plastic one

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    I like bikes that get ridden. As long as too weird/high of a stem isn't used... I seem to remember racks and fenders on a lot of bikes back in the day too, c'mon who wouldn't want a set of those Moots/Rich Cast high clearance fenders...
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    Quote Originally Posted by cousineddie
    Aside from Crack'nFail, which other brands?
    Manitou, later kleins, early Ellsworths are the 3 I have personal experience with.
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