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    Quote Originally Posted by jeff View Post
    Steller paint. I'll asume you were planning to but I'll go ahead and prompt you for more pics.
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    Nice fade! (...more pics!)

    Not the cleanest set of pics, but the full shoot here:
    1990 Ritchey P-23 Team 9P10 - a set on Flickr
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    That's really really nice. I am a sucker for long fades. The black XT hubs and brakes really set it off too.
    Somec is like the digital Zunow
    And this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JD5h3y0a9AU

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rumpfy View Post
    Not the cleanest set of pics, but the full shoot here:
    1990 Ritchey P-23 Team 9P10 - a set on Flickr
    Nice job, hows it ride?

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    Quote Originally Posted by yo-Nate-y View Post
    That's really really nice. I am a sucker for long fades. The black XT hubs and brakes really set it off too.
    Thanks! Ya, I like the all blacked out too.

    Quote Originally Posted by Fred Smedley View Post
    Nice job, hows it ride?

    Same as the previous ones I had.
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    That's one sweet bike, love the fade. Another stellar bike built by the "man".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rumpfy View Post
    Thanks! Ya, I like the all blacked out too.




    Same as the previous ones I had.
    That helps

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fred Smedley View Post
    That helps
    Sorry, I had a black 19" tig'ed and a 20" fb'ed before this, so its not really something all that new or different in terms of ride (for me personally).

    I've owned quite a few P-Series bikes over the last decade and each frame was a little upgrade and some refinement to the build. They all rode very similar...which is to day, I really enjoy the P-Series ride. Good all arounder. Classic race bike. Good with the tight quick stuff, but not totally out of control when the speed gets up or the tires leave the ground.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rumpfy View Post
    Sorry, I had a black 19" tig'ed and a 20" fb'ed before this, so its not really something all that new or different in terms of ride (for me personally).

    I've owned quite a few P-Series bikes over the last decade and each frame was a little upgrade and some refinement to the build. They all rode very similar...which is to day, I really enjoy the P-Series ride. Good all arounder. Classic race bike. Good with the tight quick stuff, but not totally out of control when the speed gets up or the tires leave the ground.
    what happened to the blue one?

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    move the front brake cabel over the bar and then through the hanger. Less cable kink

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    Quote Originally Posted by colker1 View Post
    what happened to the blue one?



    Can we start referencing our Ritchey's by serial number? That way there wont be any confusion... (^ :
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    Any chance that the Ritchey registry list might be updated . . . ?

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    A few more pics of the Force comp in case anyone is curious. Also I researched the old mtb site and now I have doubts about it being an '88. I think it may be an '87. Does anybody know when Ritchey stopped doing the under stay u-brake? cheers Andrew
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    Saw this guy in the market today, and I asked him where he got the shirt.

    "Hand me down from my dad."

    Another hair just turned gray and jumped ship.
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    Damn. Painful.

    Now, can we reproduce these? That is a very fine version of the design.

    I'll take a dozen, please.

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    Yesterday I picked up what I think is a 1985 Ascent 20" from Craigslist. Rear rim was shot, pulled off wheels and seat and swapped with some components I had laying about.
    As these are not the valuable Ritcheys from what I gather, it frees me to modernize the build somewhat. If it was an Anapurna as I originally thought I'd be inclined to stick with a faithful reproduction. What do you all think?
    Serial Number A5E00168.
    I'll post pics as soon as I make a few more posts.

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    like this

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    and that

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    I raised the stem, trying to get a little more of a comfortable position, but there's not a lot to work with. These stems also house the cables. It may be a challenge to find a taller one to swap with because of this cable routing feature.

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    Always nice to see another one rescued.

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    You don't want to raise the stem too much....it looks like you've raised the stem too far as it is. Your saddle is also tilted down. Most people find it more comfortable if you weren't sliding down on your...um....stuff.

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    Ya I have to fix the saddle hee hee. Stem has to go down an inch or so as well.
    All of these Velocity stems I see on Ebay have the same amount of tube going into the headset so replacing it may not accomplish much.

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    You don't need to specifically look for a velocity stem. Look for a stem with more rise or one without the cable routed through the stem, you're not married to that routing. You could get a different stem and get a cable hanger. Or. You should think about a bigger bike.

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    It's a 20" frame, should be about right for me at 5'10". I can't really visualize an alternate cable route for the front brake. No doubt that's my rookie builder speaking.

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    88 Outback...Tange DB, Deore XT/Deore mix, Chainstay mounted u-brake. Missing the rubber brake lever boots other than that and the tires all original.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bmor_62 View Post
    It's a 20" frame, should be about right for me at 5'10". I can't really visualize an alternate cable route for the front brake. No doubt that's my rookie builder speaking.
    2 "proper" ways to do a front brake cable hanger/stop, if the stem doesn't have one built into it.
    1- headset mounted (most proper/period correct). See the ones for threaded headsets. Inserted as a "spacer" below the locknut or replaces the keyed spacer.
    parts looks something like this

    2- fork mounted (where the reflector mounts)

    Harris Cyclery has both on this page, though the newer version of the tektro looks more svelte.


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    Quote Originally Posted by bmor_62 View Post
    Ya I have to fix the saddle hee hee. Stem has to go down an inch or so as well.
    All of these Velocity stems I see on Ebay have the same amount of tube going into the headset so replacing it may not accomplish much.
    That Velocity stem isn`t original to the bike anyway. It`s probably off of a early 90`s Kona.
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    Today was the first warm day of 2012 so I took the afternoon off of work and went for a ride. Three hours of trails is exactly what I needed.

    Here are pics of the '83 Ritchey Everest that rides really nice.


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    <img src="http://www.oldmountainbikes.com/bikes/pics/23A5/IMG_1070.JPG" height="800" width="600">
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    Is that original paint? In any case that bike looks great!

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    Yep. Original paint from CycleArt.
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    Hey Eric

    That came out really nice!!!

    More photos please or its own thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by laffeaux View Post
    Yep. Original paint from CycleArt.
    Let us know what CK said about the bike. He seemed to remember it.

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    Jeff's Bike of the Week award goes to Laffauex...
    Zip ties? Not on my bike!

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    What a fantastic bike, EL. That paint is really sweet.

    Some bikes just make you want to jump on and ride whenever you look at them ...

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    I remember watching that auction with great pain. This was the bike I thought that I really "ought" to have, rather than the collector's piece I had just purchased the month prior. I was waaaay tooo broke to even think of bidding, but it was all I could think about. I even considered borrowing cash to buy it and then selling the collector bike. But that seemed just too weird. Then, after a very scary and long spell without, I landed a job. I kept the browser page of that auction open as long as it let me see the photos. If only the job had come sooner. If only I had a bit of sanity!

    I'm glad the bike is in good hands. Is it really a 23" frame? That bi-plane fork....

    Thanks for the photos. Always happy to see more.

    Cheers!

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    Thanks all. And Rocco, thanks for pointing me to the seat post.

    The frame is 23 inches - perfect for me. I was a bit worried about the condition based on the auction pictures, but he really did take pics of the worst of the paint damage. With a little wax and some poorly matching touch-up paint it looked much better. I switched out a few components that had been upgraded over the years and it was ready to go.

    Here's one more pic of the paint, and another pic of the beautiful day that we had today. I wore a short sleeve jersey on the ride, and I didn't cold on the downhills! (very unusual for early March in Idaho). I'm planning on taking the bike to Keyesville to race, so I'll get more pics there.

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    That paint is super rad. I'm glad that frame is 23 inches, otherwise I'd be dreaming about it all of the time.

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    So unique.....
    Do you have the bikes story?
    Look forward to seeing it..
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    Frack! What a beautiful paint job! Love the forks! Great pick up. Can't wait to see it! Wow. You're a 23"?! Man. A lot of the guys at keyesville are super tall. Oh well. At least I'm taller than bushpig.

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    Have a couple old Brazed Ritchey's i just brought home from the LBS.

    The built one i got from an old Syncros Factory Employee. He said the headset was an old prototype he use and ended up keeping on his bike (wish he had put some syncros cranks on this beast)... brazed stem, fork and frame

    Other frame will be next winters project, thnk it may need a re-paint (forks are black, frame is green)
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    The bike Laffeaux has was a special order, and had a one of a kind CycleArt paint job. You will not see another like it.

    Can't remember the disposition of the bike. As I recall it stayed around the shop for quite a while and then I think we sold it to someone other than the person who originally placed the order.

    Good to see it again and to know that it is in capable hands.

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    Quote Originally Posted by laffeaux View Post
    Today was the first warm day of 2012 so I took the afternoon off of work and went for a ride. Three hours of trails is exactly what I needed.

    Here are pics of the '83 Ritchey Everest that rides really nice.

    Looking forward to seeing up close in a few weeks EL!
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    Found This at the Marin County Dump...

    A little rusty on the outside, but totally intact... All XT , fillet brazed Ritchey stem... Could not believe someone just dumped it. The weird thing is that it I used to own the exact same bike, and I was reminiscing about it just days before...
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    You may want to check to see if it's stolen. Great find!

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    Cool,
    hope it fits....
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    so...

    This was definitely discarded as trash, it's not in running order, not yet anyway. It's the right size frame, but the stem is too long. So if anyone wants to trade for a shorter one, it's a nice stem. I am definitely fired up to ride this back and flashback to the late 80's... Did I mention the Hite-RIte?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BikeSnob View Post
    A little rusty on the outside, but totally intact... All XT , fillet brazed Ritchey stem... Could not believe someone just dumped it. The weird thing is that it I used to own the exact same bike, and I was reminiscing about it just days before...
    I go there all the time. Once something is "dumped" it's gone, scraped up by the big machine in seconds.

    Did one of the workers there separate it out? How did you retrieve it?

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    I should have something to add to this thread soon.

    But for the moment, anyone care to chime in on this serial number? It's 9C14.

    My guess is a 19" Team Comp, 14th made in... a year I wish I knew.

    I don't have any idea regarding the 6526.

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    Hmmm. 0C14 is in the serial number list.

    The 6526 has been added later with a die and hammer, as they clearly cut thru the finish.

    In theory, it should be a 1984-5 Team Comp. . . but

    [Edit: Ooops. I thought the # wasn't repeated, but I see that is was from time to time. SO, I'd say it is clearly a late 84 or early 85 Team Comp. IMHO.]

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    Quote Originally Posted by LeicaLad View Post
    Hmmm. 0C14 is in the serial number list.

    The 6526 has been added later with a die and hammer, as they clearly cut thru the finish.

    In theory, it should be a 1984-5 Team Comp. . . but

    [Edit: Ooops. I thought the # wasn't repeated, but I see that is was from time to time. SO, I'd say it is clearly a late 84 or early 85 Team Comp. IMHO.]


    Thanks for the info, and I'm glad to hear I was thinking along the same lines.

    And though it looks like a zero, it's definitely 9C14.

    More pictures when it arrives.

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