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    can you identify my Ritchey frame please

    hi everyone i have a old steel mountain bike frame with the Ritchey logo stamped into the rear dropouts and i was wondering if any one could tell me which actual model it was and maybe when it was made
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    Unless I'm completely mistaken, Ritchey never made a frame with a top tube extension behind the seat tube.

    Many MANY other manufacturers bikes were made with Ritchey dropouts, as your bike has.
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    Gt?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mainlyfats View Post
    Gt?



    My thought also.

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    I have an old 1992 GT avalanche where the top tube extends past the seat tube like that but the end cap is stamped "gt" and it of course has the triple triangle....don't think I have ever seen a GT with the protruding top tube but without the triple triangle. The mix of parts on it is certainly strange too.....a base model late 1990's Altus derailleur with what appears to be nicer avid v brakes?

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    Looks like 1 1/8" headset too. Not that old - relatively, and not a Ritchey.

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    Quote Originally Posted by apat13 View Post
    I have an old 1992 GT avalanche where the top tube extends past the seat tube like that but the end cap is stamped "gt" and it of course has the triple triangle....don't think I have ever seen a GT with the protruding top tube but without the triple triangle. The mix of parts on it is certainly strange too.....a base model late 1990's Altus derailleur with what appears to be nicer avid v brakes?
    The early, pre-triple triangle GT mountain bikes had the top tube protrusion.

    Don't know what this one is.

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    gotcha...when did GT introduce the triple triangle?

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    Quote Originally Posted by apat13 View Post
    gotcha...when did GT introduce the triple triangle?
    without looking it up, I'd guess 87-88.

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    Quote Originally Posted by apat13 View Post
    gotcha...when did GT introduce the triple triangle?
    I have an '88 GT catalog and all of the mid to high end bikes have the triple triangle. The lower end bikes have the older style top tube (where the TT extends through the seat tube and the stays connect to the TT behind the seat tube). So the triple triangle existed since at least the '88 model year.

    The Rithcey drop outs used on the frame pictured came out in the mid '90s. That frame is probably form the late '90s or 2000's.
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    This old GT looks different.



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    Quote Originally Posted by mainlyfats View Post
    Gt?
    I take it back. I think you have a Saracen. Maybe a Kili Comp.

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    hi thank you so much for your reply on identifying my frame i am pretty sure now as you said that it is a saracen kili comp as i googled it and found one listed for sale that was identical to mine even the same colour

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    Help!

    Hello people
    I bought MTB couple days ago on local flea market, it got stickers FOCUS Highland peak,old metal frame with shimano parts from 1995, but it has Ritchey stamped into the rear dropouts. could not find anything on line about that model. So... I'm was wondering is it focus or ritchey?

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    It's a Focus. Ritchey stamped dropouts were available to many frame builders.

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    Yep, not Ritchey. But you should take the bike apart and inspect it to make sure they didn't hide the real brand name somewhere else on the bike.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MendonCycleSmith View Post
    Many MANY other manufacturers bikes were made with Ritchey dropouts, as your bike has.
    Quote Originally Posted by laffeaux View Post
    The Rithcey drop outs used on the frame pictured came out in the mid '90s. That frame is probably form the late '90s or 2000's.
    Quote Originally Posted by zarzlo View Post
    Hello people
    I bought MTB couple days ago on local flea market, it got stickers FOCUS Highland peak,old metal frame with shimano parts from 1995, but it has Ritchey stamped into the rear dropouts. could not find anything on line about that model. So... I'm was wondering is it focus or ritchey?
    Did you even bother to read the thread you posted in?

    Quote Originally Posted by yo-Nate-y View Post
    Yep, not Ritchey. But you should take the bike apart and inspect it to make sure they didn't hide the real brand name somewhere else on the bike.
    LOL!

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    Really, it could be anywhere. They wrote FOCUS so you don't give up. I don't know what Highland Peak means though.
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    ritchey frame identification

    Can I draw upon the collective wisdom to id this one please ?

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    1 1/8 head tube too

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    Can you squish the top tube with your fingers?

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    not really why ?

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    Points to the tubing used.
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    not really why ?
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    That's a weird serial number. What else can you tell us? Where did you buy it from (geographically)? What was the story?

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    Haven't bought it yet. Just doesn't add up so thought I'd check.



    Quote Originally Posted by mainlyfats View Post
    That's a weird serial number. What else can you tell us? Where did you buy it from (geographically)? What was the story?

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