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    Builders that used Ritchey dropouts...

    Looking for mtn bike builders that used Ritchey dropout, besides Ritchey.

    Names and pics if possible. Thanks.

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    Sycip #54 has them.



    My 95 Phoenix has em'



    My 91 Salsa has them.



    My 95 Steve Potts CCR has them.

    -eric-

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    Wanted: Syncros 27.2 x 425 seatpost, 26.8 x 400 IRD seatpost

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    Quote Originally Posted by oldschoolcolo
    Looking for mtn bike builders that used Ritchey dropout, besides Ritchey.

    Names and pics if possible. Thanks.
    Rocky Mountain Blizzard (no pic)
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    My mystery fillet/tig frame (now my wife's commuter) has them - no eyelets.

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    my un IID'd frame

    I ask cuz my undentified frame has them, too.

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    Deore LX equipped bike that I spec'd for the 1995 model year had them. Anyone that wanted to spec them could. All one needed to do was tell their factory that's what they wanted. Of coarse there was an upcharge.
    Needed: 26.8mm XTR seatpost, blue GT/Grundig Jersey.

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    Slingshots.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oldschoolcolo
    I ask cuz my undentified frame has them, too.

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    You will not ID the frame via the dropouts
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    Here's a pic of the dropout on my wife's bike - very nicely made frame - but by who?


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    Quote Originally Posted by fatchanceti
    Slingshots.
    Which ones? Early 90's Slingshots had Suntour dropouts.

    My 92 Sling.

    -eric-

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    Wanted: Syncros 27.2 x 425 seatpost, 26.8 x 400 IRD seatpost

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    that's the same question that I have. Who made the frame...

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    My wifes BREW has them and my 95 IF Deluxe had them.
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    Here's the rest, knock yourself out.

    Quote Originally Posted by shiggy
    You will not ID the frame via the dropouts

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    Quote Originally Posted by IF52
    My wifes BREW has them and my 95 IF Deluxe had them.
    Still does.




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    Most all steel rocky mountains had them up till the mid-90s, especially the Hammer and Altitude as they used Ritchey Logic tubesets.

    Breezer used them also on many models.

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    I have a Scott Racing Team frame with them and Prestige tubing. To bad it's to small for me.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rumpfy
    Which ones? Early 90's Slingshots had Suntour dropouts.

    My 92 Sling.


    My sling cross frame had them, not sure of the year though. MID 90's, 1.125" headset.

    My '92 mountain had the suntour dropouts though, before I had it converted to SS.

    Plum

    Edit, found a pic.
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    This post is in 3B, three beers and it looks good eh!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rumpfy
    Which ones? Early 90's Slingshots had Suntour dropouts.
    2004-ish road frame (hard to tell from this pic though)


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    Rhygin

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    So I think the consensus would be "lot's of builders used them, doesn't really mean much. They were easily specced and readily available to whoever wanted dropouts"

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    I have a set of Ritchey rear dropouts that I ordered from QBP back in '92 or '93. Why? Dunno. They were cheap, and I guess at the time I thought I had some use for them. They were around $10-12 then if I recall correctly.

    I mention this just to underscore that this is not a useful metric for frame identification.

    That is a nice looking frame. I suspect that the cable stops, seatpost cluster (and seatpost diameter) and any markings on the BB shell would be a good place to look for help in ID'ing it. Those are kind of interesting top tube cable stops, kind of distinctive. Maybe someone will recognize them?

    Looks like a DKG seat binder, but again ... that doesn't help narrow it down much. Lots of builders used them, as well as aftermarket sales.

    /shrug
    Don't call it a gooseneck.

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    [QUOTE=oldschoolcolo]


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    Sticker with only the main frame tubes showing as Chromo would imply that rear triangle was lower quality hi-ten steel...
    I seem to remember a lot of 80's bmx'ers built that way.





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    Some more pictures of my wife's bike (sorry for minor thread hijack):

    View from the rear showing fillet work on brace and Salsa-esque rear canti stop:



    Somewhat unusual chainstays - tapering oval-to-round tubes with flat sides on the oval section:



    Very clean tig work at the headtube:



    I just love the way the builder mounted stops to produce this perfect fan of cables when viewed from the drive side:



    The smooth transition from stays to dropout is very similar to Rumpfy's beautiful Potts, would probably look even better with something better than its current rattlecan paintjob:



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    Builders still use them- I have a set of the socket style waiting for an upcoming build.
    Eric Estlund
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    Quote Originally Posted by eastcoaststeve


    Sticker with only the main frame tubes showing as Chromo would imply that rear triangle was lower quality hi-ten steel...
    I seem to remember a lot of 80's bmx'ers built that way.
    Steve
    Not really. Most frames with a tubing sticker only have one, on the main triangle.
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