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    Quote Originally Posted by colker1 View Post
    Ritchey Logic saddles command high prices but imho, you could place a Turbo there and it would be cool enough.
    Perforated leather Turbo preferably, just to really annoy the fixie poseurs out there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by colker1 View Post
    Ritchey Logic saddles command high prices but imho, you could place a Turbo there and it would be cool enough.
    Agree totally and have started looking at Turbo saddles on line.

    Thanks

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    Forgot about the Avocet saddles and will keep the eyes peeled for them as well as Turbo's

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    So I have been making some progress with the frame cleaned up and some what shinier now thanks for the suggestions with that. I ended up using a light cutting compound followed by a liquid polish and then some Meguiars Ultimate spray wax


    Got the wheels all cleaned up, fitted new spoke nipples, tensioned and trued both and regreased both hubs, couldn't believe how perfect the bearings, cones and hubs were for a 20 year old bike

    Sorry to the purists for my choice of tyres, had the Geax Sedona 2.25's lying around so put them on for a bit of "suspension" for now. I am going to see if I can find some old tyres from the period of the bike.

    Cleaned up the shift lever's, derailleur's, brake lever's and have started touching up the chunks of paint missing on the frame.

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    Will post more as progress continues

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    Looking good!

    Glad to see this project coming together. Yes, those green tires are horrid, , but there are options.

    First Flight has some period correct reproduction tires from the original molds:

    MOMBAT: Tires For Sale

    keep the pics coming, I like it!

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    I agree with Frog concerning the tires, also don't go overboard with the touch up paint, sometimes it looks worse than the actual chip. With that said, I dig the bike ! Classic P23 in Red

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    Off to a good start!
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    You've really brought the red back to life. The patina looks great, glad you didn't repaint. Nice mix of parts as well, but I can't say I dig the tires.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wxflyer View Post
    You've really brought the red back to life. The patina looks great, glad you didn't repaint. Nice mix of parts as well, but I can't say I dig the tires.
    Thanks for the kind words.
    The next update will show different tyres and more progress.
    The patina makes me think I shall nickname the Ritchey "Giraffe" once she is ready to roll

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    Today was another day of progress, with cranks, rear derailleur and "BLACK TYRES" fitted

    I also managed to pick up an XT front derailleur in the correct clamp size from ebay locally eBay Australia: Buy new & used fashion, electronics & home d

    Stole it I did

    Pulled the headset apart and will use it until I can get a period correct item fitted. Looking at a nos XT unit at the moment.
    I did find the left shifter mounting bolt is stripped where the unit mounts to the bars so I may need to locate one of those as well.

    Have some PD-M737 pedals coming from the USA and just need to locate a stem now and I will have the bike ready to roll
    I have some nicer XT canti's coming from the USA also

    Unsure whether to use white or black outer casings for the cables. Will probably go white if I pick up a white seat and black if I get a black seat.

    Anyone know where there are some old school Ritchey grips sitting unused?
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    Quote Originally Posted by shanesbw View Post
    Anyone know where there are some old school Ritchey grips sitting unused?
    Oh good. Those tires were.....hideous. Ritchey still makes True Grips. Check your local shops or pick them up on that crazy internet place.

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    12-28 cassette and a short cage rear derr. Never saw any P bike w/ long cage.. BLACK cables always imho and Ritchey tires.

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    Tires look great. I like the saddle too, even though the VRC purist may think it too "new"; somehow it looks good on this bike. White cable housings would look too much like an 80s Schwinn Sierra...go w/the black

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    Get balck w/tan wall ritcheys. It will look killer.
    I am the least concerned w/ color coordinated bikes but a red P23 is imho the most beautifull mtn bike ever. There is something about a double diamond w/ a level top tube and unicrown fork.
    Make it perfect.

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    I'd leave it along. Sweet frame.

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    Okay, so I have the bike rideable and close to where I want it to be.

    Not quite as specced but getting close

    Got some original cables to go on and a 600 headset when it arrives.
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    Nice! Lookin' like a classic Ritchey. The harder you ride it, the better it'll perform.
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    Here are some close up and better pics taken with my DSLR this morning.
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    More of the same
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    Really like this bike!

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    Lovely!

    Now go get it dirty!!!
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    Well, that turned out nice. Truthfully, I was cringing at your earlier tires (the green geox). Great job.

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    Quote Originally Posted by girlonbike View Post
    Well, that turned out nice. Truthfully, I was cringing at your earlier tires (the green geox). Great job.
    Hahahaha the Green Geax Sedonas did cause quite a stir

    I am happy with where it is for now and will add bits as I can aquire them

    Thanks

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    looks superb boss. something to consider: Ritchey Force stem in silver or go with black bar to match the black stem. Really really nice though!

    P.S. Logic saddles can be had in the $20-40 range

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    Quote Originally Posted by klasse View Post
    looks superb boss. something to consider: Ritchey Force stem in silver or go with black bar to match the black stem. Really really nice though!

    P.S. Logic saddles can be had in the $20-40 range
    Yes the bar or stem will likely get changed in time so they match

    I wanted to get a Logic seat but freight from anyone selling them was ridiculous so I left it be.

    Thanks for the kind words

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