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    1987 Ritchey Timberwolf

    One more in the line of Ritchey bikes with new pictures. Don't see too many of the Timberwolfs out there. Not as cool as the fillet bikes but at least it is a USA made bike.

    More pictures and specs @ http://www.mombat.org/MOMBAT/Bikes/1...imberwolf.html (now with Facebook and Twitter links)







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    "Don't see too many of the Timberwolfs out there. Not as cool as the fillet bikes but at least it is a USA made bike."


    Correct me if I am wrong but isn't the TimberWolf a fillet brazed frame.
    I know the two I have had were.

    from the 80's Aspen, Ascent, Ultra..... were TIG ....
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    I like it, purposeful looking.

    How about some new shots of the Rocky Mountain lugged Ritchey, I have the same bike but far from original and would love to see some clearer images than the ones at MOMBAT.

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    Not sure if Ritchey recycled the name or not. This one looks to be all original and is definitely TIG welded.

    The RM has some new pictures but it is just a matter of finding time to upload everything. Hopefully sometime in the next couple of days.

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    Timberwolf

    The Timberwolf was fillet brazed until 1987.

    Nice bike Jeff, thanks for sharing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shawnw
    The Timberwolf was fillet brazed until 1987.
    Hmmm. Where did you find that info? All I've ever seen is fillet brazed TW's and that's what the catalogs show as well.

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    Timber Wolf

    Quote Originally Posted by Fillet-brazed
    Hmmm. Where did you find that info? All I've ever seen is fillet brazed TW's and that's what the catalogs show as well.
    I'm looking under 1987 Timber Wolf [Tig]
    http://mombat.org/Ritchey_Specs.htm

    I also have a 1987 Colorado Mountain Bike Specialist Catalog/Buyers guide that specs the Timber Wolf as being Tig welded.

    Thats all I'm going by, I don't claim to be an expert, nor to I own a Timber Comp.

    Jeffs bike does seem to be Tig welded though.

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    Unless it's the same frame, this seems to back up the idea that there was a 1987 Timber Wolf TIG frame:

    http://www.oldmountainbikes.com/cgi-...i?bike=unknown[11]

    Note that the 1987 catalog is also incomplete, so we can't go by that. There is no TW in the '88 catalog.

    Update: Sorry - link doesn't seem to work, but go to bike listings and find the last Timberwolf listing
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    Quote Originally Posted by shawnw
    I'm looking under 1987 Timber Wolf [Tig]
    http://mombat.org/Ritchey_Specs.htm

    I also have a 1987 Colorado Mountain Bike Specialist Catalog/Buyers guide that specs the Timber Wolf as being Tig welded.

    Thats all I'm going by, I don't claim to be an expert, nor to I own a Timber Comp.

    Jeffs bike does seem to be Tig welded though.

    see catalogs on oldmountainbikes.com for 85 and 86 TW's.

    Yes, this one here is TIG'd but I guess the decals could have been changed. Or maybe he did start TIGing it in 87. If so it's the only one I've seen.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cegrover
    Unless it's the same frame, this seems to back up the idea that there was a 1987 Timber Wolf TIG frame:

    http://www.oldmountainbikes.com/cgi-...i?bike=unknown[11]

    Note that the 1987 catalog is also incomplete, so we can't go by that. There is no TW in the '88 catalog.

    Update: Sorry - link doesn't seem to work, but go to bike listings and find the last Timberwolf listing

    yes, TIG'd but redecal'ed. who knows.

    1995 Ritchey catalog

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    Ascent in Wolf's clothing? It's a bit odd.

    I always thought the difference between the TimberWolf and TimberComp was the rear brake location, regardless of frame construction.

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    So what's the serial number?
    Never mind , it is on the link.....

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    When I purchased my frame/fork the decals were removed so I was unable to tell which model it was. Mine is also tigged and has a U brake. After looking at the catalogs I kept coming back to 1987 Timber Wolf? So I purchased Timber Wolf declas. I would love to get further confirmation on this.

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