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    help with vintage Ritchey ID

    Hey, picked this up today. Serial number 3B106. Full fillet brazed, Specialized hubs, Saturae rims, Deers heed gruppo, Suntour XC post, Avocet Touring 1 saddle, Tange Levin headset, bullmoose bars and Magura levers. 4130 tubes.

    Any idea on the year and model? help with vintage Ritchey ID-mini-2013-05-15-18.44.23.jpghelp with vintage Ritchey ID-mini-2013-05-15-18.44.51.jpghelp with vintage Ritchey ID-mini-2013-05-15-18.45.11.jpghelp with vintage Ritchey ID-mini-2013-05-15-18.45.25.jpghelp with vintage Ritchey ID-mini-2013-05-15-18.45.37.jpghelp with vintage Ritchey ID-mini-2013-05-15-18.46.14.jpghelp with vintage Ritchey ID-mini-2013-05-15-18.46.39.jpg

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    Beautiful bike and great find with it all original and in great shape like that. It's a B frame, which means it's not a Team Comp, Super Comp, or Annapurna and would probably be a Timber Comp or Wolf.

    Those tires are very rare.

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    Rare and ROTTEN, haha Thank you.

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    Nice to see a killer pick up!

    Based on the build and where your serial number falls in the registry, I'd say its an 85.

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    I dig it!
    Seek: Koski Trailmaster. Breezer Series 2, or 3. Fillet brazed Ibis Custom. Cunningham Racer. Otis Guy (but not that softride model). That's all I need I don't need anything else... except... except for an old Mountain Goat bar stem combo. And that's all I need. I don't need anything else. Except.....

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    Everyone's correct. Looks like a late 85 Timber Wolf. Early 85's came with Ritchey custom sealed bottom brackets, later 85's came with Shimano 600 EX bottom brackets.
    Beautiful bike, good job!

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    Sweet. That's very nice and you took all the important pictures of it. So, how tall are you?

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    Thanks. 6'-4".

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    Quote Originally Posted by rodcad View Post
    Thanks. 6'-4".
    Perfect.

    FWIW, my TimberComp of about the same vintage is my favorite vintage rider.
    Seek: Koski Trailmaster. Breezer Series 2, or 3. Fillet brazed Ibis Custom. Cunningham Racer. Otis Guy (but not that softride model). That's all I need I don't need anything else... except... except for an old Mountain Goat bar stem combo. And that's all I need. I don't need anything else. Except.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aemmer View Post
    Perfect.

    FWIW, my TimberComp of about the same vintage is my favorite vintage rider.
    Cool. I used to have a vintage Stumpy and liked it a lot. I'm struggling with what to do with this one. I already have a townie bike which is a made for me Mercian single speed. No way is this going to replace my Heckler MTB . I'm inclined to throw some new tires on it and ride it, but it might not get ridden much which would be a shame.

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    You should give it a go. You may be surprised how much fun an old rigid bike is after being on modern bikes for a bit.

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    "Variety is the spice of life"

    Don't make any rash decisions, to find a bike like yours ia a rarity. Keep it, ride it, and enjoy it for what it is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shawnw View Post
    "Variety is the spice of life"

    Don't make any rash decisions, to find a bike like yours ia a rarity. Keep it, ride it, and enjoy it for what it is.
    The new Shawn!
    Seek: Koski Trailmaster. Breezer Series 2, or 3. Fillet brazed Ibis Custom. Cunningham Racer. Otis Guy (but not that softride model). That's all I need I don't need anything else... except... except for an old Mountain Goat bar stem combo. And that's all I need. I don't need anything else. Except.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aemmer View Post
    The new Shawn!
    Seriously. What happened to Mr. Ritchey?

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    Quote Originally Posted by girlonbike View Post
    Seriously. What happened to Mr. Ritchey?
    You guys have been a bad influence on me

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    Quote Originally Posted by girlonbike View Post
    Seriously. What happened to Mr. Ritchey?
    Oh I'm still a sucker for Ritchey's, I'm just glad this bike is huge, or I would be soo jealous. I actually had fun researching his bike. In doing so I discovered my Commando is actually a 84, the first year they came out, not an early 85 like I thought. You learn something new every day if you really pay attention

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    Thanks for all the replies everyone. Good chance I will keep and ride around. I love nice unique bikes and this is certainly not something you see every day. Plus I HATE shipping bikes.

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    I had an 84 Stumpy and currently have a 85 Timberwolf. No comparison. Ride it. Keep those tires BTW. Looks like someone stored in after 3 months of riding, good for you...
    Vintage-Retro-Pragmatist

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    yea the rims have virtually no wear.... sometimes you get lucky

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