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    new skool

    no fillet brazing but I got a cool option:
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    tom selleck meets chuck norris. look at the guns on the man!

    is that pic up in woodside?

    edit: you look familiar...
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    Quote Originally Posted by hollister
    is that pic up in woodside?

    edit: you look familiar...
    No it is up near Fort Ross

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    Quote Originally Posted by snowjnky

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    thats it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by snowjnky
    No it is up near Fort Ross

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    I met you up there when I came up with Steve. Did you recover from your milling session with Tom?

    Update on TR, he was hit by a car last weekend. Not sure about the details, but he broke the windshield with his unprotected noggin (never rides with a helmet unless it's an event that requires it - maybe now he'll start). He was back on another bike a day or two after.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ssmike
    I met you up there when I came up with Steve. Did you recover from your milling session with Tom?

    Update on TR, he was hit by a car last weekend. Not sure about the details, but he broke the windshield with his unprotected noggin (never rides with a helmet unless it's an event that requires it - maybe now he'll start). He was back on another bike a day or two after.
    Hey what's up, you had your boy with you right? Seriously, it took around a week to recover from the milling session. That was some hard work, but I think TR could have pulled ten hour days for about a month. he was not even tired. I talked to him not to long ago and he did not mention anything about his accident. I am just glad he is OK, but I bet you the car is messed up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by snowjnky
    Hey what's up, you had your boy with you right? Seriously, it took around a week to recover from the milling session. That was some hard work, but I think TR could have pulled ten hour days for about a month. he was not even tired. I talked to him not to long ago and he did not mention anything about his accident. I am just glad he is OK, but I bet you the car is messed up.
    Yep, he was with me. The accident just happened last weekend.

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    my '89 TimberComp

    At least I think it's a '89, although it may be an '88. I'm the original owner, bought new at Mammoth Sporting Goods, Mammoth Lakes, CA in time for the Nationals that year (whichever year that was).

    UPDATE: Looks like it is an '87. Here's a link to the Ritchey "Old Mountain Bike" registry where I posted its original specs a while ago. http://oldmountainbikes.com/cgi-bin/...cgi?bike=9B317

    I had been on a '85 Ascent, my first Ritchey and 1st mountain bike; the TimberComp was #2 in both categories. I sold the Ascent to my buddy that weekend. On the TC's maiden test ride, just 100' from the shop, I tacoed the rear wheel before I actually bought it!

    Over the years I upgraded this and that, always with Ritchey's latest and greatest stuff where possible, in addition to 7-speed gearing, updated wheels (XT/Ritchey), etc. The cranks and two largest chainrings are original, as are the fr/rr deraileurs and U-brake (I have a NOS roller cam waiting for its installation). And I've kept nearly all the original parts, except the saddle and Magura levers, both sold on eBay a few years ago before I knew what an idiot I was in doing so. Perhaps some of you have them??

    I rode the heck out of that bike, and so it's replete with many chips and scratches, all signs of the love I had for it. I still own it, yet haven't ridden it in years.
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    i love this yellow bike. my favourite in this thread.
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    Quote Originally Posted by colker1
    i love this yellow bike. my favourite in this thread.
    I'm humbled.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scooderdude
    I'm humbled.

    I really like that one too. Somethin about that yellow. That musta been a real headturner in 1988. Great lookin' bike.

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    If no new Tom Ritchey Pictures appear in this Thread,

    maybe we can start a "looking like Tom Ritchey" Contest ?

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    sorry for my bad english...

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    Not bad at all.

    I submit Adam Craig this year at the SSWC and World Championships:

    http://forums.mtbr.com/attachment.ph...1&d=1188944519

    He just needs a little length and some mustache wax and he's there.

    (and it must be said that Adam Craig is the coolest mtb rider the US has had since the Tomes)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fillet-brazed
    Not bad at all.

    I submit Adam Craig this year at the SSWC and World Championships:

    http://forums.mtbr.com/attachment.ph...1&d=1188944519

    He just needs a little length and some mustache wax and he's there.

    (and it must be said that Adam Craig is the coolest mtb rider the US has had since the Tomes)
    I have to say though, when I watched Off Road to Athens he seemed a little too preoccupied with himself. He came across as being a little whiney.

    I like the look on the guy's face on the right. He has that "Dude, you got something on your upper lip" look.

    I dunno, I've found Eric Carter to be a pretty approachable guy at the races. And he's given so much back to the sport. Pretty classy guy IMO.
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    ... and if we just ...

    Here's a picture of Tom in happier times.... errr. you would be too if you were just handed $28,674.27!
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    well, I must admit, Ive never even heard the guy speak.... I was talking about his riding.

    The guy does quite well in XC of course (picked up a couple 4ths on the World Cup scene) and also tears it up in Super D and DH.

    I was getting a little bored with the US riders there for a while, but it seems to be getting a little more exciting. I miss the old days I guess.

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    Agreed. The female U.S. riders have been more successful in the last several years than the men. I've pretty much lost track/interest in the standings.

    But I did just ride a heinously steep group ride with Kathy Pruitt 2007 National DH Champion yesterday. On several occasions, she was generous enough to give me a push from behind as I suffered on the SS.
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    '85 Ritchey Team Comp. Columbus tubing, pretty fillets, Dura Ace hubs, red Imron paint, and those beautiful bullmoose bars made these super fast

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    That is a beaut! I may copy that build on mine.

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    Stunning. Absolutely stunning.
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    Beautiful. Is that a restoration, or original? If the latter, what a an incredible find.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fillet-brazed
    '85 Ritchey Team Comp. Columbus tubing, pretty fillets, Dura Ace hubs, red Imron paint, and those beautiful bullmoose bars made these super fast
    Nice looking bike FB!!

    I have a very similar one, but it's a little larger, has white bullmoose bars, and the paint shows the years of use. It does ride nice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by laffeaux
    Nice looking bike FB!!

    I have a very similar one, but it's a little larger, has white bullmoose bars, and the paint shows the years of use. It does ride nice.
    And mine is yet a little more larger and does also ride nice - it's a great climbing bike. Good looking bike F-B.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scooderdude
    Beautiful. Is that a restoration, or original? If the latter, what a an incredible find.

    Thanks guys. I stumbled across it just as it is. Havent really done more than wipe it down a couple times.

    Just enough nicks and scratches to be able to sneak her out on the trails once in a while.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bushpig
    That is a beaut! I may copy that build on mine.

    ah yes, the infamous Bushpig Team Comp. I forgot what happened on that one, I won it and let you pay?? Regardless, that one should be in my garage!!

    Does it not have the correct parts on it?

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    '81 MountainBike?

    Hey There,
    I've got, what I believe to be, a 1981 MountainBike. CK and Tom checked it out. It was a custom bike with eyelets for racks and some othere weird stuff. It's got the Mafacs, Mightys, and that other early stuff. It's in boxes and I'm missing some parts (T/A cranks, Magura levers) but the rest is there. I'm looking for someone in SoCal who's got the skills to put this thing back together. I've got an '82 StumpJumper that I was going to use as a parts bike for the pieces I don't have. Any suggestions for a wrench in the Los Angeles area with an interest in historical bikes? I'd sure appreciate it.
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    I would reccomend a MTBR member Veloculture, his shop is down towards San Diego in La Jolla. Here's his MYspace site http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm...ndID=150847217

    He probably has all the parts you need and specializes in Vintage bikes. He has quite a few Ritcheys also,
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    Quote Originally Posted by scooterendo
    Hey There,
    I've got, what I believe to be, a 1981 MountainBike. CK and Tom checked it out. It was a custom bike with eyelets for racks and some othere weird stuff. It's got the Mafacs, Mightys, and that other early stuff. It's in boxes and I'm missing some parts (T/A cranks, Magura levers) but the rest is there. I'm looking for someone in SoCal who's got the skills to put this thing back together. I've got an '82 StumpJumper that I was going to use as a parts bike for the pieces I don't have. Any suggestions for a wrench in the Los Angeles area with an interest in historical bikes? I'd sure appreciate it.
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    Hey Bill, try Velo Culture in San Diego if thats not too far. Although he's a vintage mtb nut, he'll probably try and sell you a fixed gear bike while youre there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kb11
    I would reccomend a MTBR member Veloculture, his shop is down towards San Diego in La Jolla. Here's his MYspace site http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm...ndID=150847217

    He probably has all the parts you need and specializes in Vintage bikes. He has quite a few Ritcheys also,

    Another honorable mention must go to Chuck at Pacific Coast Cycles in Oceanside. 760 729 7671. He is a great mechanic and loves the old mtbs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scooterendo
    Hey There,
    I've got, what I believe to be, a 1981 MountainBike. CK and Tom checked it out. It was a custom bike with eyelets for racks and some othere weird stuff. It's got the Mafacs, Mightys, and that other early stuff. It's in boxes and I'm missing some parts (T/A cranks, Magura levers) but the rest is there. I'm looking for someone in SoCal who's got the skills to put this thing back together. I've got an '82 StumpJumper that I was going to use as a parts bike for the pieces I don't have. Any suggestions for a wrench in the Los Angeles area with an interest in historical bikes? I'd sure appreciate it.
    Ride on,
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    Jesus Billy, you're really dippin' into the new bikes now!


    I'll third Sky at Veloculture in Sandy Eggo.

    Chuck at PCC is also super cool with a frightening amount of knowledge.
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    Quote Originally Posted by scooterendo
    Hey There,
    I've got, what I believe to be, a 1981 MountainBike. CK and Tom checked it out. It was a custom bike with eyelets for racks and some othere weird stuff. It's got the Mafacs, Mightys, and that other early stuff. It's in boxes and I'm missing some parts (T/A cranks, Magura levers) but the rest is there. I'm looking for someone in SoCal who's got the skills to put this thing back together. I've got an '82 StumpJumper that I was going to use as a parts bike for the pieces I don't have. Any suggestions for a wrench in the Los Angeles area with an interest in historical bikes? I'd sure appreciate it.
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    Yeah, Chuck's the man - and this is his 30th year of being in business. I don't even think Rumpfy is that old . But F-B put down his old phone number (760) 967-4900 is the current one.

    Or if you find yourself back in Marin...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ssmike
    Chuck's[/URL] the man - and this is his 30th year of being in business. I don't even think Rumpfy is that old .
    Or if you find yourself back in Marin...
    Just barely.
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    If I hadn't found this photograph, I would have forgotten that I ever owned this bike.

    I must have sold it, because I don't have it now. The Plumline jacket in new condition dates the photo as 1986. I wore that jacket until it fell off me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Repack Rider
    If I hadn't found this photograph, I would have forgotten that I ever owned this bike.

    I must have sold it, because I don't have it now. The Plumline jacket in new condition dates the photo as 1986. I wore that jacket until it fell off me.
    That seat height looks a wee bit tall for you. Are you sure you aren't riding around on mine - which could have been the one in the picture? And those Plumline jackets were the best. I've still got a Plumline jacket - the one with the hood that rolled into its own fanny pack. Might have to break that out some day.


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    Quote Originally Posted by ssmike
    That seat height looks a wee bit tall for you. Are you sure you aren't riding around on mine - which could have been the one in the picture? And those Plumline jackets were the best. I've still got a Plumline jacket - the one with the hood that rolled into its own fanny pack. Might have to break that out some day.
    Sure looks like the same bike, and you're not far from where I am. When did you get yours? I believe I got that bike because Shimano sent me (as the Fat Tire Flyer) the 1986 Deore gruppo, and I figured I might as well put it onto a new frame.

    I must have unloaded the Ritchey when I got my American Breezer, around 1990 or 91.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Repack Rider
    Sure looks like the same bike, and you're not far from where I am. When did you get yours?
    Yep, just down the road.

    Got the frame/fork from Tom a year ago. A friend had given me the bullmoose bar several years ago and I set about trying to locate a frame/fork. Sure does ride nice - and is an especially nice climbing bike.

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    I don't know if this has been covered elsewhere, but what is the best way/place to get ritchey decals for my 99 plexus? understanding that I live in OZ. cheers

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    Since the thread still lives...
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    Is there a corresponding thingie on the head tube bottom to accomdate the wire? Haven't seen one like that before.

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    The bottom of the head tube is open, until you cork it at assy... But the wire goes down the fork leg and comes out the weep hole at the dropout.

    It’s one of the custom things I had done with this bike. It’s an homage to Albert Eisentraut, who at the time made the most beautiful custom frames in the world.

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    That kinda looks like a ritchey stem. Never saw a ritchey stem with a noodle cable guide. BTW where are the full shots of that bike?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ckevlar
    That kinda looks like a ritchey stem.
    What tipped you off?

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    Hey Dick, Ritchey is not the only guy who fillet brazes. I mean just because it has a sticker on it dont make it branded. Maybe I could interist you in a WTB wild bor.

    I'd wager a bet that the stem may be a ritchey that came with no hanger. So the hanger and speedo cable hole was added by someone.

    Most ritchey stems a.d.bullmoose but pre threadless i've seen have a hanger like this. Fillet or Not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ckevlar
    That kinda looks like a ritchey stem. Never saw a ritchey stem with a noodle cable guide. BTW where are the full shots of that bike?





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    So what is the story with that stem?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ckevlar
    So what is the story with that stem?
    From a few posts back:

    "Itís one of the custom things I had done with this bike. Itís an homage to Albert Eisentraut, who at the time made the most beautiful custom frames in the world."

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    Yeah, That I read, but who did the custom work and what part of it. Was it a ritchey made no hanger stem that someone else put a hanger and speedo hole on? The hanger looks a little sloppy in the brazed area.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ckevlar
    Yeah, That I read, but who did the custom work and what part of it. Was it a ritchey made no hanger stem that someone else put a hanger and speedo hole on? The hanger looks a little sloppy in the brazed area.

    I gathered that Tom did it but thats just a guess. Im pretty sure I remember seeing early 90's Everest stems with that hanger...

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    You know how some times there are things that a guy holds close to his chest that only get verbalized over cigars and brandy or told at trials rock or under the tree near the top of Kennedy.

    It’s for sure one of Tom’s stems but the stem mods were done before paint by another artist. I’m not trying to be vague just honoring an agreement.

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    Thats cool. I was wondering more on the variations of tom's work. Did not really mean who did it. yet. j/k

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fillet-brazed
    I gathered that Tom did it but thats just a guess. Im pretty sure I remember seeing early 90's Everest stems with that hanger...
    My friend got an everest and the fillet stem was the same as the one I showed above. He purchase his right after we got my p23 team in. Wasent the everest a logic version of the anipurrna minus lugs?

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    May I ask why you went with that style of hanger vs. the ritchey?

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    It can't be disconnected, it needs no ferrule, has a shorter cable routing and the small amount of take up associated with the other style where it tries to straighten out the entry angle of the housing is eliminated.

    These are all very minor engineering reasons eclipsed completely by the aesthetic aspects and the potential for conversations it seems to always start buy like minded riders.

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    It has served you well. Nice bike BTW> ct

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    Quote Originally Posted by hollister
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    Another one? Tell me you didn't get another Ritchey.

    For being a Bontrager guy, you sure have odd collecting habits.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rumpfy
    Another one? Tell me you didn't get another Ritchey.

    For being a Bontrager guy, you sure have odd collecting habits.
    i just stumble across these things, they're everywhere!

    not sure how bad i want it, its a 19", little small for me

    something ti just showed up too...
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    Quote Originally Posted by hollister
    i just stumble across these things, they're everywhere!

    not sure how bad i want it, its a 19", little small for me

    something ti just showed up too...
    I hope you didn't pay much for that guy.


    What ti just showed up? Spill it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rumpfy


    What ti just showed up? Spill it!

    ti, press fit bb, canti stops, m900....
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    i just stumble across these things, they're everywhere!

    not sure how bad i want it, its a 19", little small for me

    something ti just showed up too...
    ti for me, blue for you

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carsten
    ti for me, blue for you

    Carsten
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    What a nice thread!

    Thought I'd show my Ritchey builds so far. First one was the SwissCross, built some months ago, best looking bike I ever owned.



    Unfortunately it was a tad too large, I had to ride with the saddle a little lower than on the picture and it felt too big somehow. I realized that my way cheaper Surly CrossCheck fit me better, so I sold the frame to a friend who loves it now.

    A little later, I ran into this Road Logic frame:





    One day I'll change the fork to a slender Mizuno or something like this. A dream to ride on.

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    Pretty bikes, both of em, but that Swiss Cross is a real beaut.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ckevlar
    My friend got an everest and the fillet stem was the same as the one I showed above. He purchase his right after we got my p23 team in. Wasent the everest a logic version of the anipurrna minus lugs?

    ah, well maybe the one I "remember seeing" was worldwind's when he posted it a while back. I think I'd prefer Tom's hanger style for smoother cable run and ease of cable removal...

    Havent seen too many fillet-brazed 90s bikes, really. Sure are pretty.


    Here's a cool lookin' Team Comp for the thread.

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    I like the red and white Swiss Cross. Very nice.

    Here's a pic of mine. It's a great riding bike!!

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    my '89 Ultra, bought as frame only in early '90. Lot's of different parts on her thru the years. Just lucked into a box of various 986 brakes, so will soon be back to the way I raced her in the day, except for the wheels & saddle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tomimcmillar
    my '89 Ultra, bought as frame only in early '90. Lot's of different parts on her thru the years. Just lucked into a box of various 986 brakes, so will soon be back to the way I raced her in the day, except for the wheels & saddle.

    Thats the first r/w/b Ultra I've seen.
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    Yeah, it's kinda unique. Had concerns about a suspicious head/downtube weld, so sent it back and TR laid in a big fat fillet on 'warranty'. Got to choose the new paint so I went with the blingy team scheme at cost.....no problems since.

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    Lets see Toms Work.

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    More pics of this one Timber Comp weekend, weather permitting. Decent condition


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    Is this the derailleur thread?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dick
    Is this the derailleur thread?
    Ok - bike pics. These are still pretty ghetto, but you can get the idea of the cowmoflage T-Comp.

    The Biopace setup is funny. I can't figure out if the mechanic is an RBI graduate or whether the owner wanted the label to line up. A funny detail about the custom work is that, after going through the trouble with the paint, and matching pink/black bottles, the bike had yellow cages installed. It seems a weird place to be lazy. Anyway, if anyone has old pink Specialized cages, I want 'em.

    I think the Dura Ace chain is a cool detail.














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    Quote Originally Posted by bushpig
    Ok - bike pics. cowmoflage T-Comp.

    Dude you've been on quite the spending spree lately.....

    I see your visit to nor-cal was fruitful

    very nice

    what size is that thing?

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    Quote Originally Posted by crconsulting
    Dude you've been on quite the spending spree lately.....

    I see your visit to nor-cal was fruitful

    very nice

    what size is that thing?
    This is from Long Island not NorCal. From the looks of it, I think it lived its life in a garage. It is an 18.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bushpig
    This is from Long Island not NorCal. From the looks of it, I think it lived its life in a garage. It is an 18.

    No wonder it lived in the garage. Are there any mountains in Long Island??

    Looks sweet.

    At some point your going to have to show us that wall you're building

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    Quote Originally Posted by bushpig
    This is from Long Island not NorCal. From the looks of it, I think it lived its life in a garage. It is an 18.

    hey btw.

    What kind of 'bars are those?

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    Pretty spiffy, looks different enough to be good. Nice di...stem.

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    [QUOTE=bushpig]More pics of this one Timber Comp weekend, weather permitting. Decent condition

    Nice, I think I saw it the other place it was
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    Thats a cool one. Nice addition.

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    [QUOTE=bushpig] the bike had yellow cages installed. It seems a weird place to be lazy.

    Great looking bike- good find. It looks new, let me know when you go to sell the pedals! Maybe they thought they'd match the cages to to the comp decals? I wouldn't think that would be the one part of the bike you'd decide to highlite...

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    Quote Originally Posted by crconsulting
    hey btw.

    What kind of 'bars are those?
    I'm not sure - looks like aluminum or maybe black chrome cro-mo.

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    Ritchey decls needed for a restore....are they available or do you have someone make them?
    Needed: 26.8mm XTR seatpost, blue GT/Grundig Jersey.

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    Picked up FatMikeNYC's Timber Comp and did a couple tweaks and am digging it very much. I plan to swap the Turbo SLG (alloy rail) with a yellow Hinault Turbo, but that one is buried so this'll do.



    Here are the scary slightly larger diameter alloy rails


    Surprisingly ghetto fillets


    and at the seat cluster too


    The stem only d8 could love

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    lovely bike. and wonderfull stem. i am looking for something just like that.
    WTB: Bomber Z2 1 1/8 steerer, in good to excellent shape OR bomber rebuild kit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by colker1
    i am looking for something just like that.
    i think we all are
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    Where 'ya keepin' it?
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    Wink based on the name of this thread...

    ...i figured it would be the most appropriate place to post this:

    TR.jpg

    TR was at a local pro night event last night here in CO (promoting project rwanda) where he auctioned off a "coffee bike".
    ...and i just realized i forgot to get a picture of it, or the funky wooden african bike either. d*mn.

    mostly roadie heroes on stage (bob roll was cracking me up... that dude is funny), but alison dunlap and ned overend were there too.

    anyway, back to your regularly-scheduled programming.
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    Done, added:
    Suntour XC rollercam rear
    Paul cantilever front, and Paul levers
    Suntour XC Pro shifters
    Precision CNC dear derailleur
    Phil Hubs, Salsa wheel build
    Suntour XC Pro bear pedals
    Sugino Cranks

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/mrisney...7604096657710/

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrisney






    Done, added:
    Suntour XC rollercam rear
    Paul cantilever front, and Paul levers
    Suntour XC Pro shifters
    Precision CNC dear derailleur
    Phil Hubs, Salsa wheel build
    Suntour XC Pro bear pedals
    Sugino Cranks


    at no risk of blowing sunshine up you know where, I would say thats a very odd build. It looks like a blind guy picked out all the parts from a bike shop going out of business sale. Just my lame opinion.

    And those arent XC Pro shifters. Those are from 1982. I think they called them power ratchets, but they really only had that one shifter then so not much use for a model name. If youre not going to use toe clips, put on some symetrical pedals.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fillet-brazed
    at no risk of blowing sunshine up you know where, I would say thats a very odd build. It looks like a blind guy picked out all the parts from a bike shop going out of business sale. Just my lame opinion.

    And those arent XC Pro shifters. Those are from 1982. I think they called them power ratchets, but they really only had that one shifter then so not much use for a model name. If youre not going to use toe clips, put on some symetrical pedals.
    Wow. "Blind guy" huh? Easy brother. Although the build is not what I would have done either....It was built the way the rider likes it. Do change the pedals though as the xcpros can be slippery when ridden on the underside without extra gription added. Those pins on the underside will meet your shins guaranteed. I guess when I show my Russ Pickket feather painted ritchey i'll get stoned too?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ckevlar
    Wow. "Blind guy" huh? Easy brother. Although the build is not what I would have done either....It was built the way the rider likes it. Do change the pedals though as the xcpros can be slippery when ridden on the underside without extra gription added. Those pins on the underside will meet your shins guaranteed. I guess when I show my Russ Pickket feather painted ritchey i'll get stoned too?

    yeah, I know. Kinda harsh. I probably shouldnt have commented.

    I just see about 4 themes going on. Mix and match. High end and real low end parts, CNC parts, road parts, and parts dating from 1982 to 2008. A really short stem used on a bike with a short top tube. It just seems confused as someone else said. It looks like an attempt was made at building it with nice condition parts, but the conglomeration is odd. And since the attempt wasnt too build as original, the wrong decals dont matter either...

    Anyhow, its just my opinion. And I realize the goal for everybody isnt to build something original or close to it. If the end result is a happy owner, then it's a successful project.

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    Thanks, I started off with the concept of XC Pro all the way, but couldn't find NOS cranks, Sugino are not bad at all, Phil Hubs are the best American made hubs IMO... what's your definition of low end ?? Most everything is well made, the shifters are my favorite, you can really fine tune and trim your gears.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrisney
    Thanks, I started off with the concept of XC Pro all the way, but couldn't find NOS cranks, Sugino are not bad at all, Phil Hubs are the best American made hubs IMO... what's your definition of low end ?? Most everything is well made, the shifters are my favorite, you can really fine tune and trim your gears.

    Well props to you for not getting bent out of shape at my comments. I was worried about that. Its an interesting and a clean build (nice condition) and I think most people like it. The low end i was referring to was the FD and the freewheel. I like those shifters too. Glad you like it and were able to take my rudish comments. I'll be nicer from now on.

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    Like I said this isn't a purist restoration. First off any time you repaint a bike ..poufff! the collectible/ value is gone.
    Getting past that, I am not a fan of contemporary suspension tig welded oversized tubing monsters that are typically manufactured in China.

    Obviously a Ritchey is a special bike in the history of Mountain Bike. I did deliberate it for some time.
    Ultimately I appreciate the clean lines of a Ritchey, the sparseness of components.
    certain elements capture that, Paul Cantilever brakes are very, very simple brakes, and that is what I enjoy most about this bike

    simplicity. when I roll this bike out for a ride I smile every time I see it.

    The shifting works well with the Precision CNC derailleur, the brakes, GREAT, and the wheels, with Phil Wood internal bearings, very, very smooth.
    This is a bike that I will have the rest of my life, its not going back on eBay,
    I spent way more in parts than I would ever get for as a whole, I would
    have to part out the bike if I had to try to reclaim cost ... Not interested in that.

    Great frames, fun parts, but this is not a low digit serial Ritchey frame, this is for riding an original masterpiece 30-40 miles a week.

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    It's already been seen, but figured I'd add my P-23 to the thread. Its been getting a few miles recently.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rumpfy
    It's already been seen, but figured I'd add my P-23 to the thread. Its been getting a few miles recently.

    great looking rig there, Rumpfy. Is she going to Keyesville?

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    A friend gave me some NOS Fisher FatTraxx tires, which was enough of an excuse for me to get my wife's 1982 one-owner Ritchey down from the rafters and assemble it.

    About fifteen years ago I upgraded to Salsa bars and a Switchblade fork, and Dia-Compe brakes to replace the original Mafacs. This bike has less than 1000 miles on it, and still has the original TA crankset and Suntour drivetrain.

    Wheels are original, Suzue bolt-on hubs and Araya 26 X 1.75 rims, built by Wheelsmith.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Repack Rider
    A friend gave me some NOS Fisher FatTraxx tires, which was enough of an excuse for me to get my wife's 1982 one-owner Ritchey down from the rafters and assemble it.

    About fifteen years ago I upgraded to Salsa bars and a Switchblade fork, and Dia-Compe brakes to replace the original Mafacs. This bike has less than 1000 miles on it, and still has the original TA crankset and Suntour drivetrain.

    Wheels are original, Suzue bolt-on hubs and Araya 26 X 1.75 rims, built by Wheelsmith.
    good lord thats a low# old wheelsmith label
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    CK's MountainBike Rides Again!

    Sweet Repack Rider! Nice photography. I'll have my old MountainBike up there in Fairfax this weekend. The T/As and motorcycle levers went to the '35 Klunker (I'll have that, too.), but everything else is there, Mafacs, Suntour Mighties, Huret DuoPar, etc. I put some really old 2.5 Specialized Ground Controls on the old Phil-hubbed hoops. The skinwalls are falling apart, but they look cool. Can't wait for you to see it. I need pix of these two bikes together. I hope some other folks show up with some early rides. I imagine there will be some fine viewing for the vintage and retro heads.

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    old, Old, OLD Ritcheys!

    BTW: I spoke with Vance at the Cupertino Bike Shop the other day. When he cleared out J.F. Scott's ranch after the murder he came across a dozen of Tom's first frames for MountainBikes. They never saw paint or anything. Vance told me he just completed one of them for display in the shop. He offered to let me take it to Fairfax this weekend, but I was just finishing mine, so... I'll ask him to post pics of the completed project. He also came across a bunch of slides from the 1980 bus trip to VVA's deal Reseda to the Sea. He says there are some real classics there. Lots of first-run MountainBikes on that trip. I'll keep you posted.

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