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    I think Ritchey might still have those. I got an older version from them a bit back. Cheap too...
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    The inductees, Tom Ritchey, Susan DeMattei, Rob Parsons and Erin Hartwell.

    Me, Tom and Joe. Gary wasn't there to complete the boxed set.
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    Congrats to the inductees. Thanks for posting pics.

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    TR wearing a black T shirt. NIce.
    WTB: Bomber Z2 1 1/8 steerer, in good to excellent shape OR bomber rebuild kit.

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    Tom is one of those guys that never seems to look much older....god I hate those guys!

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    84 Team Comp 19"

    Serial # 9C10

    Got this with approximately 260 original miles (original odometer, see photo) on it. Owned by a little old lady, literally, in Portland, OR.

    It came to me with wierd plastic 27 inch fenders, a Sachs Huret odometer, comfort seat, Specialized Street Stomper tyres, Jim Blackburn rear rack and original receipt. I took all of these things off and saved them.

    It needed a good clean and grease.

    The paint is 99% and the overall condition is near perfect.

    I put on Mathauser brake pads, cables inners and outers, grips, tyres (just temporary until I find some interesting period ones), and a different seat. I have and will keep all the other original bits that I replaced.

    LeicaLad noted and wrote on this forum that for some reason it seems these bikes, 84 Team Comp, were well cared for or not ridden much. This one certainly fits that.
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    beautifull...
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    I just wet my shorties!

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    Just wet my shorties!

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    Looks like thing was barely ridden!
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    Great ceasar's ghost!!!
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    There's those rack mounts again..
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    Fantastic! You are amazing.

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    Annapurna A10

    Restoring need decal info
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    Thanks for the comments!!!

    It was fun to restore and have it come out so nice.

    I have added few more photos including the original receipt and the odometer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sq_root_of_2 View Post
    Thanks for the comments!!!

    It was fun to restore and have it come out so nice.

    I have added few more photos including the original receipt and the speedometer.
    If I can make a request....I would love to see your bikes in its own threads because, frankly, you are quite the restoration guy.

    Just a thought!

    I can only imagine what your other bikes look like!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rismtb View Post
    Restoring need decal info
    You too! Whoa...more...pics...please!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rismtb View Post
    Restoring need decal info
    Do you have pics of the full frame? The "A" was used for early Everest frames which morphed into the Team Comp frame, and later was used to designate Annapurna frames. Seeing the details at the seat cluster and the head tube "lugs" would help determine what decals the bike likely came with.
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    I have seen most of Sqrootof2's bikes. All I can say is as nice as his pictures are, seeing them in person was amazing. Every one of them are over the top beautiful.

    Looks like you did it again.

    Nice.....
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    Tom's the man

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    Mystery Rider

    OK Ritchey fans...identify this rider! This is a signed Ritchey Race Jersey I dug out of the archives this afternoon, vintage 95-96 if my memory serves me. I know for sure that three of the four signatures belong to Shari Kain, Thomas Frischknecht, and Warren Sallenbach, but I will be damned if I can remember who the other rider is! First MTBR member to identify the fourth gets kicked in the junk by me!
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    Henrik Djernas

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    Ha...you are correct, my wife came up with it just before you did. You still get kicked in the junk!

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    Sully?

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    Hope ya got big shoes....(LOL)


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    Ha...you are correct, my wife came up with it just before you did. You still get kicked in the junk!

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    hope i got the decal right

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    Restoring need decal info
    Sneak preview A10
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    1995 Ritchey P22
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    Another P-22, just to keep the thread going



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    Timberwolf brought in out of the cold. I'm thinking complete rebuild I have another set of bull moose that need to go on. The salsa bar and tioga stem outa here.
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    That is sooooo nice.

    I echo the need for lots more photos!

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    1990 p-23

    Has its own thread, but placed here for posterity.

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    question. tig p-22 and p-23 parts spec is pretty much identical, how can you identify a desticked p series if it is a 22 or a 23? serial #? thanks
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    This thread got lively!
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    Tig P-23's usually have 3 digit #, Tig P-22's usually have 4 digit # but not always

    usually Tig P-21's have a P before a 3 digit # like P479., but not always

    Team P series bikes have frame size, P, and a 2 or 3 digit number , like 8P18, but not always

    If it has a non Ritchey rear drops outs, its an early P-23, if it has Ritchey drop outs it's a '91 or later P23 or P22 or ?

    See this list of serial #'s for P series bikes: Old Mountain Bikes: Ritchey Bike Listing

    Hope this helps
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    ^^^^ This type of advice is very helpful. But not always
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    slowly coming

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    Sneak preview A10
    This restoring sucks it takes too long before you can ride!
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    Cleaning:

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    Does your wife ever wonder where all of the sandwich bags go?
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    Is that a seat sandwich, in a sandwich bag..
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    Quote Originally Posted by hollister View Post
    Is that a seat sandwich, in a sandwich bag..
    He's doing his best Halaburt impersonation.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rumpfy View Post
    He's doing his best Halaburt impersonation.
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    Is that a seat sandwich, in a sandwich bag..
    Quote Originally Posted by laffeaux View Post
    Does your wife ever wonder where all of the sandwich bags go?
    LOL x 3. You're going to need a big, big bag for an extra long churro for the bars.

    p.s. don't say you need a bullmoose, I know you do...it just didn't fit into my plans for this post.

    p.p.s somebody get the man a FB'ed bullmoose bar! I'm tired of seeing all his sad little parts in bags.

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    Ruthless bunch. Each little bag was marked Everest as it came off the bike. Have everything for this build except proper wheels. Came with quill style bar/stem. It's the Competition that needs the clamp on Ritchey bars. I buy my baggies in bulk. The wife comes out to the garage when she needs one for her sandwich. And my storage is much less organized than Halaburts (although I heard rumor he has misplaced whole projects on occasion)






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    Quote Originally Posted by Aemmer View Post
    Ruthless bunch. Each little bag was marked Everest as it came off the bike. Have everything for this build except proper wheels. Came with quill style bar/stem. It's the Competition that needs the clamp on Ritchey bars. I buy my baggies in bulk. The wife comes out to the garage when she needs one for her sandwich. And my storage is much less organized than Halaburts (although I heard rumor he has misplaced whole projects on occasion)






    Oh. Excuse me. I get confused when the wacko collectors have multiples.

    p.s. somebody get this guy some wheels!

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    everything sucks but my vacuum cleaner.

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    I wish I could express the depths of my jealousy for all the P series in this thread.......

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    Quote Originally Posted by fishcreek View Post
    P-23
    That was very enjoyable.
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    That red P23 sure is stunning... Very nice indeed!

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    There is something about a fire red bike. I had one, a road bike, lugged italian race..
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    1B229 Timberwolf 85?

    This bike was donated to Community Bikes and I bought it from collector who bought it from the Donation place after they went over it to make it roadworthy and ridable. Not sure what happened in that process but sure as the Pope is a catholic the bull moose bars probably went out the back door. Unless…..the gooseneck stem [with a Anlun emblem] is original?? The bike's paint is definitely original with no down tube decals and just the head tube badge. I really like the TR 4130 decal is just screams RITCHEY!!!!!!!!!
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    When I first started visiting VRC and developing an addiction for old mountain bikes, my first must have grail bike to find was an old Everest. Well, been working on Big Red for a few years now and finally got him presentable:















    With the pressure of needing a ride for the upcoming meet at Keyesville, I cut a few corners to finish the project. Nothing I won't come back and change after the meet, but they stick out to me and my desire to stay to my initial goal. My goal was simple. Keep it to 1981 and don't overdo it. Simple, clean, no over polishing of parts, but a nice display of a period correct bike showing natural patina accrued over thirty+ years of riding. Rest assured hours of meditation, consideration and elbow grease went into each part before it made it's way onto the frame.

    Special thanks to a few people here on VRC who helped with sourcing the bike and a few of the parts. You know who you are. Thank you!
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    Next up, his younger brother:

    Last edited by tductape; 02-19-2013 at 02:15 PM.
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    new paint

    Aemmer turn your head, you can't see these
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    Thats a beauty Tim. Are you sure you want to ride it, it may look nice over the fire place mantel.

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    Very nice work, T! It's great that there are vrc folks around like yourself who are passionate about restoring these old rigs to their original glory. Enjoy!

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    Hey Tim....very nice!!!

    You are doing a great job on your bikes and you are having lots of fun doing it.

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    Sweet!
    Mind sharing the build details?


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    Looks really nice, Tim. Great job.

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    Quote Originally Posted by logbiter View Post
    Sweet!
    Mind sharing the build details?
    Is that a French Laprade (pre-SR) seatpost by any chance? I don't really know what they look like as you don't see many of them around.

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    I tried, still not sure how to copy multiple quotes on VRC but thank you all for the nice comments. You all have some very nice Ritchey's yourselves!



    Here is the build thread. Still a few things to change. Nothing glaring but a few things just aren't quite right to me. Don't think those pedals came out until 82/83 need some silver KKT Lightnings or Suntour MP1000's, Still need a few brass ferrules for the top tube brake housing, those are aluminum on there now. Need to braze the cable ends. Thanks to H for letting me know I need end caps not plugs on the bar ends (like the red ones you see on really old Stumpies), Has a Specialized chain guard glued on the chain stay. Haven't been too anxious to take it off yet. Always pictured this build with allen head bolts instead of QR's. Jaguar shift cable housing. Thats about it though.

    Loosing a little with the cut and paste function from Excell to VRC but you get it:

    RITCHEY EVEREST 1981 NOTES
    FRAME Ritchey Everest JS
    FORK Ritchey Biplane JS
    RIMS UKAI WITH BUMPS RG
    HUBS PHIL WOOD STEEL RG
    WHEEL QR CAMPY CLIST MARK
    FREEWHEEL/CASSETTE WINNER 6 DONOR UNIVEGA
    SPOKES RG
    TUBES SCHRADER FULL CIRCLE CYCLE
    TIRES MITSUBOSHI SILVER STAR DONOR SCHWINN K5
    HANDLEBARS RITCHEY BULLMOOSE JS
    GRIPS FOAMIES FIRST FLIGHT
    BRAKE LEVERS MAGURA JS
    SHIFT LEVERS SUNTOUR MIGHTY JS
    STEM RITCHEY BULLMOOSE JS
    HEADSET CAMPT NR JS
    BRAKES FRONT MAFAC JS
    BRAKES REAR MAFAC JS
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    SEATPOST LAPRADE JS
    SEATPOST QR CAMPY JS
    BOTTOM BRACKET RITCHEY NEW BEARINGS.
    CRANKSET TA 180 JS
    RINGS TA STASH
    DERAILEUR FRONT SIMPLEX JS
    DERAILEUR REAR HURET DUPAR TITANIUM EBAY
    CHAIN SHIMANO CLIST MARK
    CAGES COBRA SWAP
    PEDALS TIOGA DONOR STUMPY/NEED KKT
    BRAKE CABLES HEAVY DUTY CLIST MARK
    BRAKE HOUSING 6MM CLIST MARK
    SHIFT HOUSING JAGUAR 5MM CHANGE?
    SHIFT CABLE JAGUAR CHANGE?
    OTHER BREEZER SEAT SANDWICH JS
    OTHER CABLE TIPS NEED TO BRAZE CABLE ENDS
    OTHER REMOVE 81? SPECIALIZED CHAIN GUARD
    OTHER FERRULES BRASS/NEED 2 TT
    OTHER BAR ENDS NEED RED CAPS
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aemmer View Post
    SADDLE BROOKS B72 CLIST DAN
    It would not have been sold with that saddle. The B-72 had four wires supporting it and did not fit on that seatpost without some sort of adapter. My Breezer #2 has a B-72 mounted on a (modified) Campagnolo micro-adjusting SP. Joe made an adapter that was a block of aluminum grooved on both sides, and fit between the double rails. He had to replace the original adjusting screws with longer ones in order to attach the saddle.

    How did you put that saddle on the Laprade post?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Repack Rider View Post
    It would not have been sold with that saddle. The B-72 had four wires supporting it and did not fit on that seatpost without some sort of adapter. My Breezer #2 has a B-72 mounted on a (modified) Campagnolo micro-adjusting SP. Joe made an adapter that was a block of aluminum grooved on both sides, and fit between the double rails. He had to replace the original adjusting screws with longer ones in order to attach the saddle.

    How did you put that saddle on the Laprade post?
    Looks like he's got the JB Seat Sandwich on there from what I can see.

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    nice King necklace, last 2 bikes on this thread make blood rush to my head

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aemmer View Post
    I tried, still not sure how to copy multiple quotes on VRC but thank you all for the nice comments. You all have some very nice Ritchey's yourselves!



    Here is the build thread. Still a few things to change. Nothing glaring but a few things just aren't quite right to me. Don't think those pedals came out until 82/83 need some silver KKT Lightnings or Suntour MP1000's, Still need a few brass ferrules for the top tube brake housing, those are aluminum on there now. Need to braze the cable ends. Thanks to H for letting me know I need end caps not plugs on the bar ends (like the red ones you see on really old Stumpies), Has a Specialized chain guard glued on the chain stay. Haven't been too anxious to take it off yet. Always pictured this build with allen head bolts instead of QR's. Jaguar shift cable housing. Thats about it though.

    Loosing a little with the cut and paste function from Excell to VRC but you get it:

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    Tim, looking at the KVille photos I noticed your brake lever perches have the 'removable face' with a fastening screw on top and bottom. Is this an aftermarket perch as were common in the motorcycle world? Or maybe the real early Maguras were like this? Looks like it might get in the way of the shifter? Love the bike. Too bad you snapped the post.

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    Looks like he's got the JB Seat Sandwich on there from what I can see.
    That wouldn't work with the Laprade. The Campy SP has two adjusting screws, front and back, and you level the saddle by loosening one and tightening the other. Joe's "sandwich had holes to match and flat grooved surfaces where it contacted the saddle wires.

    Laprade uses a much cruder system, with a set of matching splines on the curved surfaces on top of the post and the bottom of the seat clamp. Macro adjustment instead of micro adjustment. It was easy to strip them if your saddle wasn't cranked down super tight. The only way to put a block between the saddle and the SP would be to make a matching "sandwich," not as easy as the Breeze version because it would need two curved surfaces and matching splines cut into them.

    So I'm still curious. How is that saddle stuck on the Laprade?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Repack Rider View Post
    That wouldn't work with the Laprade. The Campy SP has two adjusting screws, front and back, and you level the saddle by loosening one and tightening the other. Joe's "sandwich had holes to match and flat grooved surfaces where it contacted the saddle wires.

    Laprade uses a much cruder system, with a set of matching splines on the curved surfaces on top of the post and the bottom of the seat clamp. Macro adjustment instead of micro adjustment. It was easy to strip them if your saddle wasn't cranked down super tight. The only way to put a block between the saddle and the SP would be to make a matching "sandwich," not as easy as the Breeze version because it would need two curved surfaces and matching splines cut into them.

    So I'm still curious. How is that saddle stuck on the Laprade?
    I'll of course defer to you, but i have a foggy recollection of there being two versions of the sandwich... could be wrong.

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    The gold bike is beyond awesome. I know that 30+ years later you guys are drooling over it, even though the technology is dated. Think about the time when there was literally no comparison to the bikes that we were building. Three guys working out of a couple of garages were, for a few months at least, making the coolest bikes on the planet, and trust me, we knew it.

    Who gets even ten minutes of being "the coolest?" I see this stuff that I help build, preserved to look like the day it rolled out, and I get chills. No way back then I would believe that our products would be revered like this three plus decades later.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Repack Rider View Post
    ......So I'm still curious. How is that saddle stuck on the Laprade?
    Look here I think it shows both stuck and unstuck for this saddle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Repack Rider View Post
    The gold bike is beyond awesome. I know that 30+ years later you guys are drooling over it, even though the technology is dated. Think about the time when there was literally no comparison to the bikes that we were building. Three guys working out of a couple of garages were, for a few months at least, making the coolest bikes on the planet, and trust me, we knew it.

    Who gets even ten minutes of being "the coolest?" I see this stuff that I help build, preserved to look like the day it rolled out, and I get chills. No way back then I would believe that our products would be revered like this three plus decades later.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Repack Rider View Post
    That wouldn't work with the Laprade. The Campy SP has two adjusting screws, front and back, and you level the saddle by loosening one and tightening the other. Joe's "sandwich had holes to match and flat grooved surfaces where it contacted the saddle wires.

    Laprade uses a much cruder system, with a set of matching splines on the curved surfaces on top of the post and the bottom of the seat clamp. Macro adjustment instead of micro adjustment. It was easy to strip them if your saddle wasn't cranked down super tight. The only way to put a block between the saddle and the SP would be to make a matching "sandwich," not as easy as the Breeze version because it would need two curved surfaces and matching splines cut into them.

    So I'm still curious. How is that saddle stuck on the Laprade?
    Alright, you made me curious too. So I went and dug around a little. Anybody have a bike with a Type II fork and a Type II seat sandwich?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sq_root_of_2 View Post
    Look here I think it shows both stuck and unstuck for this saddle.
    Okay, it's a different configuration for the one bolt system.

    That looks like the French version of the Laprade. The SR had a fluted post. SR was heavier, but a stronger post. One of the first nine bikes we sold came back with the French Laprade in the same condition.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Repack Rider View Post
    The gold bike is beyond awesome. I know that 30+ years later you guys are drooling over it, even though the technology is dated. Think about the time when there was literally no comparison to the bikes that we were building. Three guys working out of a couple of garages were, for a few months at least, making the coolest bikes on the planet, and trust me, we knew it.

    Who gets even ten minutes of being "the coolest?" I see this stuff that I help build, preserved to look like the day it rolled out, and I get chills. No way back then I would believe that our products would be revered like this three plus decades later.
    Most of all i admire your modesty...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fillet-brazed View Post
    Tim, looking at the KVille photos I noticed your brake lever perches have the 'removable face' with a fastening screw on top and bottom. Is this an aftermarket perch as were common in the motorcycle world? Or maybe the real early Maguras were like this? Looks like it might get in the way of the shifter? Love the bike. Too bad you snapped the post.
    The bike came to me with these levers and I didn't have the heart to change them. Wasn't sure what the deal was with the double screws. Not like any other Maguras (I probably have about 8) I have and didn't know if they were early or what. It did make for the thumbies going way inboard but they were easy to shift all weekend with my big mits. I am bummed about the post but thank goodness it wasn't the seat tube. something new to put on the ebay search. In the mean time I have a Newer one to use. Absolutely loved riding the bike but a little more attention to the fragile drive train and avoiding pinch flats should have been in order. I just get excited when I ride.
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    FWIW, It is tough to get your weight back and low behind a B72. The silence before the snap was beautiful!

    To quote Hollister, you can see the seat sandwich in the sandwich bag here:



    One less post:

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    Quote Originally Posted by colker1 View Post
    Most of all i admire your modesty...
    And I appreciate the compliment. (*blush*) You're too kind.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aemmer View Post
    The bike came to me with these levers and I didn't have the heart to change them. Wasn't sure what the deal was with the double screws. Not like any other Maguras (I probably have about 8) I have and didn't know if they were early or what. It did make for the thumbies going way inboard but they were easy to shift all weekend with my big mits. I am bummed about the post but thank goodness it wasn't the seat tube. something new to put on the ebay search. In the mean time I have a Newer one to use. Absolutely loved riding the bike but a little more attention to the fragile drive train and avoiding pinch flats should have been in order. I just get excited when I ride.
    Good for you for railing the thing. It's not like it's a common bike. I love the pic of the broken chain hanging over the top tube. Garage queen? Yeah right!

    Have to say, those TA cranks look a little spindly under a big guy like you.

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    The owner of the gold bike sent me a photo of the receipt. I wrote it on June 5, 1980. Total was $1326.64 ($1251.55 + tax)

    Described simply as "Complete bike w/ Ritchey frame."

    This is the third time someone has shown me a 30+ year old receipt that I wrote for their bike. People hang onto stuff, don't they?

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    Hey CK, so now that it's confirmed 1980, tell us about the decals. I thought the Ritchey/Palo Alto ones weren't used until later?

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    Yes I would like to know about the 3 diff Ritchey decals as well, timeframes, aprox #'s for palo alto, Mountainbikes and Ritchey decals, We are very lucky to have surviving riders that can give accurate info and thanks in advance for that.

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    There seems to be several versions of the forks that Tom built for the first couple of years. The gold bike has a flat top-plate and neither plate extends beyond the fork leg. I've seen sloping top plates that also don't extend beyond the crown. Most of the forks are sloping and the top plate extends beyond the crown. And at least a few, like frame #1 pictured below, has a flat crown where both plates extend beyond the fork leg. I wonder how many total versions of the fork actually exist?

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    Quote Originally Posted by shawnw View Post
    Hey CK, so now that it's confirmed 1980, tell us about the decals. I thought the Ritchey/Palo Alto ones weren't used until later?
    The post disappeared so I can't take a look at the decals. The bike was sold before we had the Ritchey/MountainBikes decals made. At that time it was the Ritchey decal and a small white sticker on the chainstay that said "MountainBikes."

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    Tom lived in Palo Alto when he started building bikes. That decal ^^^ is one of his standard road bike decals that went on MountainBikes until we had our own decals made.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Repack Rider View Post
    Tom lived in Palo Alto when he started building bikes. That decal ^^^ is one of his standard road bike decals that went on MountainBikes until we had our own decals made.
    So that was my next question; if the Palo Alto preceded the Ritchey/MountainBikes decal in ~'82.

    Here's one of the MountainBikes decals (also has them on the rims):
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    Also has flush crown, but with sloping top and no serial number:

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    CK, I remember the story you told about you taking a batch of parts to the anodizer to make them black, do you remember the date that that took place? And was it only a one time occurence for those early builds?

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    Palo Alto

    You have one special bike there FB. Anybody out there seen or have a 1984 Ritchey with this Palo Alto decal?
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    Cool-blue Rhythm

    A bit more common but I like this style and color combo:



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    Quote Originally Posted by shawnw View Post
    You have one special bike there FB. Anybody out there seen or have a 1984 Ritchey with this Palo Alto decal?
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    There's several local ones..


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    interesting, I was confused seeing early Ritchey down tube decals before MountainBikes but I see on the close up there is a little palo alto banner on those. Live and learn. That one is my favourite just because it's a contradiction>road decal on a mountain bike

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    Quote Originally Posted by rismtb View Post
    That one is my favourite just because it's a contradiction>road decal on a mountain bike
    I'm not sure that it's a "road" decal. It's just the decal that Tom was using at the time - and he was making road bikes as there were no mountain bikes.

    I'd love to find a frame that fit me with the really old decals. You can see them a bit in this pic.

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    i notice that Tom designed the double clamp on his early road stem and very early bullmoose bars as shown on the gold 81" mtb. I guess he figured out quickley you don't need 2 clamps then went to 1 then went to none and produced just a top cap in 83?

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    Didn't Jobst Brandt design the TR logo for his own bike (road), and then give the design to Tom to use.


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    Ritchey Tam

    1981 or 82 This frame has a wierd # it looks like 1d3 but on the other hand the other way looks like 2P upside down 1??? It has chrome fillet brazed bars and above BB front derailiure route. Chris king headset Phil Italian threaded BB vertical rear drops but has slotted cable guides any ideas?
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    not quite my size but too cheap to pass, now looking for some black bits..


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    Bastard build. Logging Road Cruiser. Early 80's Road frame:

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    Official (Tom) Ritchey Picture Thread

    Fishcreek,

    Looks a lot like mine. I like the Logic brakes/crankset. Yours must be a little newer, mine has Shimano dropouts.Official (Tom) Ritchey Picture Thread-imageuploadedbytapatalk1366116157.493054.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aemmer View Post
    Bastard build. Logging Road Cruiser. Early 80's Road frame:

    What bars are those? That is one killer bike!!
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    Ritchey Super Comp Rebuilt as Super CompX

    I finally have something to post. My Ritchey Super Comp has been rebuilt as a Super CompX cross bike. I got this frame from Tom when I was a Sales Rep for Ritchey, unfortunately I destored the original fork in the Cross Country race at the Lajitas (Big Bend) Desert Challenge a number of years ago and have not been able to get it replaced. I went 2x9, it runs like a dream. The pedals are the oldest item on the bike, 1st gen XC1 bear traps. Well tell me what you think.

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    I had a lengthy conversation with Tom a few days ago regarding my upcoming publication. I thought it would amuse you guys that he had never heard the term "bi-plane" applied to his fork crown. He pointed out that he had been using the same design for road bike crowns before adapting it to mountain bikes.

    Tom was unaware that the forks that John Padgett built for the John Finley Scott bikes (a run of 100, according to TR) had more clearance over the tire than his forks. Does anyone have a good photo of a Padgett fork?

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