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    Ritchey score (P-?, 199?)

    I picked this Ritchey up on Saturday in VT (second one this year). Unfortunately, I cannot figure out what model and year. The serial number is P735 and based on the "World Champion 1989, 1991, 1992" sticker, I would guess it is a 1993 or 1994. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    Also, I got F/R Ritchey Logic cantis and this crappy fork

    The dingleberry that originally owned this used black automotive paint to touch up every rust spot; therefore, new paint is probably in the near future.

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    Nice! That fork is sweet

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    oooohh... the fork. one day i will find one.
    want: Ibis ti handlebar. suntour 31.8 front derr. bottom pull

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    Is it a sin to put stainless bolts in the crown?

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    Quote Originally Posted by super_stein
    Is it a sin to put stainless bolts in the crown?
    i would! the fork is awesome...
    want: Ibis ti handlebar. suntour 31.8 front derr. bottom pull

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    I'd keep them original...the key is to ensure they are the same grade of bolts, otherwise they'll snap, and you'll land of your face...not worth pretty bolts...

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    those drop outs will give different rakes. damm... perfect for my obsession w/ geometry and rakes.
    want: Ibis ti handlebar. suntour 31.8 front derr. bottom pull

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    I live in NH, but check VT craigslist frequently. When I saw the ad titled "Ritchey frame and Bontrager fork", I couldn't e-mail the guy fast enough. I indicated that I could paypal him immediately and he replied that he wasn't familar with paypal. He received numerous e-mails about the fork (I guess people don't like Ritchey's). We met 1/2 way between us, it felt like a drug deal.

    He said he bought the fork new in the late 80's for around $250. The steerer is crazy long and he was using a threadess headset and adapter sleeve over the threads.

    Any thoughts with the year and model?

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    There are definitely similarities with my '95 Crazy Pete, which means it could be a P-23, Comp 23 or Crazy Pete (also maybe a "Comp"?). I believe the brace at the bottom of the head tube means it's not a P-22 or lower number. Mine has that, too.

    1995 Ritchey P-something (Crazy Pete, most likely)

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    Nice pick ups!

    If you cross reference the serial numbers on oldmountainbikes.com, it should get you close on year. I think your guess is pretty good based on the number and paint color.

    What cegrover said too.
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    cool pickup. *I think* my P23 is P730 but it's a fillet-brazed version... I like that color.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fillet-brazed
    cool pickup. *I think* my P23 is P730 but it's a fillet-brazed version... I like that color.
    Oh, FYI, mine is P727. http://www.oldmountainbikes.com/cgi-....cgi?bike=P727

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    Can anyone confirm the seatpost size on my Ritchey?

    My calipers say 26.86mm (at the binder bolt). 26.8 or 27.0?

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    Most run 26.8. Especially if its a fillet frame set, It seems the tig-ed models go between 26.8 and 27.0 though.

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    Thanks for the info. I am going to roll the dice and go with 26.8mm.

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    Try the local bike shop they should have a calibrator would tell you exactly what size you need.

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    Quote Originally Posted by super_stein
    Can anyone confirm the seatpost size on my Ritchey?

    My calipers say 26.86mm (at the binder bolt). 26.8 or 27.0?
    My 1995 Crazy Pete (combo tig/FB) takes a 27.0.

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    Try a 27.0mm in it first.
    If that fits OK, it's far better to use 27.0 rather than tightening the ears down to make a 26.8 work.
    Seatposts are cheap, frames aren't ;-)
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    My TIG is 27.0
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    Per the suggestion of a fellow VRC member and the fact that I didn't have the heart to cut the original threaded steerer, I had a new threadless steerer made (by Ted Wojcik). Ted is awesome.
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