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    Quote Originally Posted by scooterendo
    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.
    I'll be sure to get some photos of it.
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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.
    I'm not going to call that Switchblade fork an 'upgrade'.

    Do you have to original fork for it laying around?

    Pretty bike. Its always good to horde.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fillet-brazed
    great looking rig there, Rumpfy. Is she going to Keyesville?
    I did and rode it to victory...(and a crash).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rumpfy
    I'm not going to call that Switchblade fork an 'upgrade'.

    Do you have to original fork for it laying around?
    The original fork was a heavy, chrome-plated Tange. There was nothing special about it, or the original bars. I probably still have the Mafac brakes.

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    Charlie,

    I really dig those tires! Is that one of the original Mountainbikes or were those decals added later?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slimpee
    Charlie,

    I really dig those tires! Is that one of the original Mountainbikes or were those decals added later?
    The decals are original and have been on the bike since it was sold.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Repack Rider
    The decals are original and have been on the bike since it was sold.

    Niiiiiiiiiiice, I like!

    How often do the early Mountain Bikes come up for sale?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slimpee
    Niiiiiiiiiiice, I like!

    How often do the early Mountain Bikes come up for sale?

    Nice bike CK! Ritcheys of the same vintage as CK's rarely come up for sale.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Repack Rider
    I probably still have the Mafac brakes.
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    CK - my wife rides a similar bike (and by rides I mean on her indoor trainer). Here is a pretty weak pic of her bike. It is a 1983 Everest. It looks like it was assembled after being built since the Deerhead parts are later than the bike - frame should be from 1983.

    The original owner updated the shifers, seat and rear derailleur in 1986 and the cables and rear freewheel are way too new. One day I'll roll everything back to Deerhead. I'm responsible for the seat since my wife prefers this gel saddle to the original firm Avocet.

    The frame is weird in that it has 24 inch wheels but an 18 inch seat tube. Consequently even though the standover is great for my wife the seat post exension looks kind of dumb.


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    Quote Originally Posted by bushpig
    The frame is weird in that it has 24 inch wheels but an 18 inch seat tube. Consequently even though the standover is great for my wife the seat post exension looks kind of dumb.
    Not weird at all. The 17 and 18 inch frames both came with 24" wheels in 1983 (according to the catalog). The 19 inch bike was the smallest frame to have 26" wheels.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hollister
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    Quote Originally Posted by laffeaux
    Not weird at all. The 17 and 18 inch frames both came with 24" wheels in 1983 (according to the catalog). The 19 inch bike was the smallest frame to have 26" wheels.

    http://www.oldmountainbikes.com/cata...kes1983_15.jpg
    I saw that very helpful catalog at your site. I think it is weird because you assume someone using a bike with 24 inch wheels is short, and consequently has short legs - so the 18 inch seattube is disproportionately long. All the other 24 inch wheeled mountain bikes I've seen are 16 and 17 inch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bushpig
    I saw that very helpful catalog at your site. I think it is weird because you assume someone using a bike with 24 inch wheels is short, and consequently has short legs - so the 18 inch seattube is disproportionately long. All the other 24 inch wheeled mountain bikes I've seen are 16 and 17 inch.

    18" back then was very small though since the road seatposts were basically what they were using causing them to be sized the same as you would a road bike. 18" is the equivalent to a 46cm road bike. Pretty tiny.

    Deerhead came out in 83 so that should be right, right? Or maybe I misunderstood.

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    Nice bikes,this is probly the only TR item I will ever have,not much TR stuff here in N.Z
    Okay,okay,so how do I put it back together,and where did this spring come from

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    very nice

    i allways liked ritchey bikes, long before i knew that there where also some other frames/models that the P serie in teamcolors (i grew up 10miles from where Thomas Frischknecht lives)

    my first Ritchey was my first Racing Bike, built up with parts that where laying around
    it was stolen after my third or forth race (#P21 031 from '94 or so, it was shop decoration in my first sponsor's shop)

    after that i've had on or two swisscross

    the only one i still have is my road logic (96 i think)
    i love that bike i still ride it and it is my shop's decoration






    i have to search in my pictures for some more interessting things, there should be one or to nice shots from sharkistan ..... and i have to visit one or two guys for more stuff

    sadly i dont have Race pics from Frischi's Bikes .... i've started taking pictures at races 2003 ....

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    gsed guet us!

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    one of the last three Ritchey crossbikes that Frischknecht had before he changed to scott frames

    built by TR custommade because frischi wanted to have the same riding position like on his mtbs



    the fork is a swisscross fork from the serie because fork with the doubleplate crown was broken after one season CX by frischi



    there where three of them and i know also the other two guys who bought one, maybe i can do some more pics someday

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    Quote Originally Posted by singlestoph
    one of the last three Ritchey crossbikes that Frischknecht had before he changed to scott frames

    built by TR custommade because frischi wanted to have the same riding position like on his mtbs



    the fork is a swisscross fork from the serie because fork with the doubleplate crown was broken after one season CX by frischi



    there where three of them and i know also the other two guys who bought one, maybe i can do some more pics someday

    s
    Neat stuff. I was in a bike shop the other day pickin up some bar tape and saw a really nice Columbine road bike. Started talking bikes with the owner and when he found out that I am into mountain bikes he ask if I have heard of a rider named Frischknecht. He had bought one of the cross bikes from him after chatting at one worlds one year. Sadly the guy has since sold the bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by singlestoph
    very nice

    i allways liked ritchey bikes, long before i knew that there where also some other frames/models that the P serie in teamcolors (i grew up 10miles from where Thomas Frischknecht lives)

    my first Ritchey was my first Racing Bike, built up with parts that where laying around
    it was stolen after my third or forth race (#P21 031 from '94 or so, it was shop decoration in my first sponsor's shop)

    after that i've had on or two swisscross

    the only one i still have is my road logic (96 i think)
    i love that bike i still ride it and it is my shop's decoration





    i have to search in my pictures for some more interessting things, there should be one or to nice shots from sharkistan ..... and i have to visit one or two guys for more stuff

    sadly i dont have Race pics from Frischi's Bikes .... i've started taking pictures at races 2003 ....
    I need a set of decals just like these. Anybody have any?
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    Quote Originally Posted by singlestoph
    That bike looks great!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by singlestoph
    one of the last three Ritchey crossbikes that Frischknecht had before he changed to scott frames

    built by TR custommade because frischi wanted to have the same riding position like on his mtbs

    the fork is a swisscross fork from the serie because fork with the doubleplate crown was broken after one season CX by frischi

    there where three of them and i know also the other two guys who bought one, maybe i can do some more pics someday

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    Very Cool! Any more pics of his mountain bikes?
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    found some more

    theese pics are from the CX-race where thomas frischknecht is one of the organisers

    there is also a team-race with prominent riders: people from politics, bikebiz ... together wit former pro riders ...

    they seemed to have fun, some of them race not more than once a year , but they all had some fund and where talking about bikes and other things after the race

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/singles...7603665070837/

    ranking http://www.radquer.ch/de/resultate/5...rominente.html





    Peter Frischknecht



    together with Urs Gerig (trainer of Thomas as far as i know)




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    great shots of Peter Frischknecht. Thanks for sharing. He was an awesome 'cross rider as well (both of them had lots of silver medals ) I'd love to meet that guy. Frischy is a good guy.

    Keep 'em coming if you've got more.

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    His helmet defines awesome. Old school bro!

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    they came all (the ex-pros) in their old yerseys but peter frischknecht had also shoes, cap. helmet ....

    it was also interessting to see that he and urs gerig took their (ritchey-) bikes with them for the pictures, something that thomas also does

    theese guys are professionals in every sense

    after the photoshooting at the finish i asked peter frischknecht if he could maybe wait that i can take a picture from him with his bike

    he went a little bit beside the race track for that
    i think he was on the way to the shower .... :-)

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    Amazing bikes y`all! Not one Plexus yet?
    WTB: Ritchey Plexus
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    Quote Originally Posted by erol/frost
    Amazing bikes y`all! Not one Plexus yet?
    Too new would be my guess why.
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    Just thought I'd add my latest resto to the "Official Ritchey Picture Post". You can find details of the bike build here: Springtime Resto '92/'93 Ritchey Everest

    Its a '92/'93 Everest, enjoy





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    Love it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by MrOrange
    Humbles me everytime I look at it.
    That is the most pristine Ritchey I have ever seen! I had two just like it, but they are floating around the universe now. Who knows, yours could be one of them. Simply astounding!

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    hey guys-wanting to 'eek' find a ritchey logic fork to fit my cannondale.. yeah.. flame on but really. i need a 1" steerer(is tehr anything else?) at least 160mm long-longer and i can thread/cut myself.
    and FYI-this is a build for a 1991 M500 frame that has NEVER been ridden since out of the box. im loading up with ritchey gear since it was a stripped frame.

    also-my 1988 MB-4 fork got smunched and i replaced it with an OEM ritchey logic pro-comp ultra freakisly light fork unpainted direct from ritchey. just a TOUCH over 1 pound... love it-want another one like it.

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    Take out a 'wanted' ad in the classifieds. This thread isn't the right place for wanted posts.

    Or try the 'trade only' thread...but make sure you have something to trade.
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    If anyone is still reading this thread I could use a little assistance on something. I'm going to be sending my Ultra off to D&D for a respray and I need Rick to do something else to the frame as well. The person I got this frame from had the rear brake hanger/cable stop removed in favor of a v-brake only setup and I would like to get one put back on. I know Rick has painted all the Ritchey bikes since, well....forever, and I'm sure he knows what the proper hanger/cable stop looks like but I'd still like to provide him with a few up-close photos so I can get the correct one put back on. Can anyone oblige with some pix of theirs?


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    Quote Originally Posted by jack lantern
    If anyone is still reading this thread I could use a little assistance on something. I'm going to be sending my Ultra off to D&D for a respray and I need Rick to do something else to the frame as well. The person I got this frame from had the rear brake hanger/cable stop removed in favor of a v-brake only setup and I would like to get one put back on. I know Rick has painted all the Ritchey bikes since, well....forever, and I'm sure he knows what the proper hanger/cable stop looks like but I'd still like to provide him with a few up-close photos so I can get the correct one put back on. Can anyone oblige with some pix of theirs?

    For you Sir.





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    Quote Originally Posted by Rumpfy
    For you Sir.
    Arrrr...that be a P-series mate.

    What I'm needin' is way more generic looking. Any rear cantilever equiped model lika Timberwolf, Ascent, Ultra, or the like will have it. Real basic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jack lantern
    Arrrr...that be a P-series mate.

    What I'm needin' is way more generic looking. Any rear cantilever equiped model lika Timberwolf, Ascent, Ultra, or the like will have it. Real basic.

    Sh!t, don't got none of those.
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    My old Timberwolf

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    Quote Originally Posted by ccpanel
    hey guys-wanting to 'eek' find a ritchey logic fork to fit my cannondale.. yeah.. flame on but really. i need a 1" steerer(is tehr anything else?) at least 160mm long-longer and i can thread/cut myself.
    and FYI-this is a build for a 1991 M500 frame that has NEVER been ridden since out of the box. im loading up with ritchey gear since it was a stripped frame.

    also-my 1988 MB-4 fork got smunched and i replaced it with an OEM ritchey logic pro-comp ultra freakisly light fork unpainted direct from ritchey. just a TOUCH over 1 pound... love it-want another one like it.

    typing the word "cannondale" in the Ritchey thread is grounds for termination.


    the scale you weighed the fork on must have been messed up.

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    1989 Super Comp. Bought new and it is in 95% excellent original with original equipment.

    Can be seen at: http://www.oldmountainbikes.com/cgi-...cgi?bike=90155
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    1982 Ritchey serial number 2R019

    Hi all-

    Here are some shots of my old '82 Ritchey which I have cherished for the last 25 years!

    In the mid-80's I had the frame repainted with the original metallic grey color but without the Richey decals (I was paranoid about bike theft and liked the idea of an "anonymous" frame to deter rip-offs). A few years ago, the bullmoose bars were replated with electroless nickel, as the original finish had significant surface corrosion. A new paint job with original decals is now planned to complete the resto.

    The bike came with Bulleye hubs but now has modified Hi-E hubs I believe these were early WTB offerings, predating their grease guard hubs. With the exception of the tires and brake pads, most all other components are either original or replaced with early eighties stuff. It still has the original TA cranks with double ring setup,which permits use of a sweet little Campy Record front derailleur.

    I have lots of sweet memories on this bike, and hope to be riding it for another 25 years!






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    Quote Originally Posted by nightshade_rider
    Hi all-

    Here are some shots of my old '82 Ritchey which I have cherished for the last 25 years!

    In the mid-80's I had the frame repainted with the original metallic grey color but without the Richey decals (I was paranoid about bike theft and liked the idea of an "anonymous" frame to deter rip-offs). A few years ago, the bullmoose bars were replated with electroless nickel, as the original finish had significant surface corrosion. A new paint job with original decals is now planned to complete the resto.

    The bike came with Bulleye hubs but now has modified Hi-E hubs I believe these were early WTB offerings, predating their grease guard hubs. With the exception of the tires and brake pads, most all other components are either original or replaced with early eighties stuff. It still has the original TA cranks with double ring setup,which permits use of a sweet little Campy Record front derailleur.

    I have lots of sweet memories on this bike, and hope to be riding it for another 25 years!

    You Sir, are the best kind of mountain bike owner.

    Talk about a bike thats lasted a life time! How many miles do you think you have on it?
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    old Ritchey

    Talk about a bike thats lasted a life time! How many miles do you think you have on it?
    I dunno. It was ridden extensively through the 80's and early 90's. Not so much lately (I am mostly a trail runner now).

    To gauge mileage, the BB bearings were replaced twice, and were pretty well cooked each time. And this is the original saddle. I figure I got my money's worth out of that one!


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    Money's worth, definitely. What derailleurs does your bike have on it? I have a non-Ritchey MTB from the same era that I'm restoring (builder unknown) and for comparison it helps to know the spec on a bike with original parts.

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    [QUOTE=nightshade_rider]Hi all-

    Here are some shots of my old '82 Ritchey which I have cherished for the last 25 years!

    In the mid-80's I had the frame repainted with the original metallic grey color but without the Richey decals (I was paranoid about bike theft and liked the idea of an "anonymous" frame to deter rip-offs). A few years ago, the bullmoose bars were replated with electroless nickel, as the original finish had significant surface corrosion. A new paint job with original decals is now planned to complete the resto.

    The bike came with Bulleye hubs but now has modified Hi-E hubs I believe these were early WTB offerings, predating their grease guard hubs. With the exception of the tires and brake pads, most all other components are either original or replaced with early eighties stuff. It still has the original TA cranks with double ring setup,which permits use of a sweet little Campy Record front derailleur.

    QUOTE]

    Awesome bike, Brian. Good to see it being put to use still. Sure do like those early Ritcheys.

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    Quote Originally Posted by -Anomie-


    Money's worth, definitely. What derailleurs does your bike have on it? I have a non-Ritchey MTB from the same era that I'm restoring (builder unknown) and for comparison it helps to know the spec on a bike with original parts.
    Front derailleur has always been Campy Super Record. It has a small stiff cage that works well with a double ring setup, maybe not so well with a wide-range triple setup.

    The rear derailleur is Huret Duopar Eco, but I would not recommend it for offroad usage. The cage is somewhat flimsy. It shifts reasonably well when it is clean and lubricated, but unreliable in typical offroad conditions. I plan to deep six the Duopar soon and replace it with this beauty. Hopefully it shifts as good as it looks.


    This is the long cage version since I am running a 34T big cog on the freewheel. The short cage version might work better for other setups.

    A good place to go see appropriate components from early mt bikes is the old Ritchey catalogs. They are posted online at:
    http://www.oldmountainbikes.com

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    a couple old ritchey shots

    while i'm scanning.....'86 and '88. edgemont ranch (durango).





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    Quote Originally Posted by surly357
    while i'm scanning.....'86 and '88. edgemont ranch (durango).

    Man, you need your own thread for all these. Great stuff. Thanks for sharing.

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    Finally got the proper fork for my P23, at least I think it's the proper one. Regarding the saddle...be kind. It's the only one I have laying around and I can admit it's fairly comfortable too.
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    Nice. I do love the gray on that P-23.

    Can I be mean about that rear derailleur and cranks?
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    i love the grey. i love the bike. i want one...
    can i be mean about that seatpost?
    you need a 130mm stem.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rumpfy

    Can I be mean about that rear derailleur and cranks?
    I'm old. It's my main ride and I need compact cranks for the Wasatch out here. I gave up hoping to find a set of period-correct Ritchey compact cranks. Do the the Cooks look familiar? The rear der is temp until I find a clean & tight ( ) M735 SGS.

    Seatpost is an old XT. I don't ask much of my seatposts, although an older Ritchey / Nitto in black wouldn't break my heart.

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    I did a job for this guy, and he said he knew me. He told me he bought a Ritchey MountainBike in 1983. That made him the third original Ritchey owner to tell me that in just the last week.

    But he went one better. He pulled out a piece of paper in a plastic protective sleeve, and said, "Are these your initials?" Yep, he had my handwritten receipt from 1983, and his bike is on display at a store in San Rafael. I have removed his address from the receipt, because astonishingly enough, it's the same place where he now lives.


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    I want to buy an '83 MountainBike for $780 and tax!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mechagouki
    I want to buy an '83 MountainBike for $780 and tax!
    You and how many others???
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    A few Ritcheys

    First post...
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    a few more...

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    I ran across the receipt for my Ritchey recently - bought it in Feb '89 for $650 at the LLBean store in Freeport ME. I must have been reading too many bike magazines or just had winter fever to buy a bike in Maine in February...it was my first mtn bike, a blue "Outback" with yellow lettering, the bullmoose bars, biopace chainrings, rear u-brakes & really big brake levers. Added a yellow rear rack & a yellow snake-shaped bottle cage. Loved it. Gave it to someone who had no car so he could get to work, but might have to get it back now that he's driving.

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    Heres a few P series, 1st is a '90 P23 tig, the one I ride most often


    '90 P23 Team, #8P5 ,fillet brazed, the one that got away from FB




    '93 P-21 tig, in team colors
    How can you go wrong with Red/White/Blue!!
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    Ritchey crankset NOS! Bidding ends soon - already got me a decent set of these:
    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...STRK:MESELX:IT
    It'll take you places, but never get you anywhere

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    Nice post!

    Quote Originally Posted by nubber
    Ritchey crankset NOS! Bidding ends soon - already got me a decent set of these:
    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...STRK:MESELX:IT
    Good thing this thread isn't titled My Random Ritchey Component Auctions on Ebay.

    Time to go back to Retrobike.

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    Here is a poor pic of my current stash, it's not much but I figured I might as well point the thread back in the right direction. The blue complete bike is an 86 (or so) Timber Comp, all original-the light is useless, heavy, and ugly but it's been there since it was new and I figured it might as well stay. I need to clean the bike and put some of the parts back on, but it's all there and I love it although it's really too small for me.

    The red one is an early Ascent (I believe, it's tig and fillet, the frame is stamped '202'-nothing else). Ritchey 4130 tubing, chainstay brakes-but no 'Ascent' decal or evidence it was ever there. I bought the frame and fork for my girlfriend, I'm not going exactly period correct with it, but it will be close. All the components will eventually be black, I need to get them anodized via my employer.

    Frames are an '88 or so Outback and an '84 or so Timber Comp. I bought them more out of curiosity than anything else......

    I'll post some decent pics when the TC is cleaned up and put back together and the Ascent is all blacked out.
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    Thanks for posting. A lot of opportunity in that photo. Time to find a few donor bikes. I like the blue one with the useless but vintage light.....
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    Here is one:

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    My Chicane and SwissCross
    Cannot wait to find the right MTB
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    Wink Ritcheys

    Very nice!! How about adding a Plexus to the stable.

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    This is my P20, small size, hopefully my wife would riding it....







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    Nice one from Indonesia.
    Is she bored yet?

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    Quote Originally Posted by nowhereman
    Nice one from Indonesia.
    Is she bored yet?
    Unfortunately not yet, bro......
    Hills are only as steep as you want them to be....

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    Ritchey Fillets Rule

    My first Ritchey was a Fillet and here is my second: A Team P-23 in it's original colors, as it was and has been since I purchased her new in 1990. The location is above Reno Nevada on the Halo Trail; about 7:15pm on the 18th of April this 2010. What a bike.

    The paint, frame, fork, seat post, stem, handlebar, brake levers and brakes are original. This bike has to be considered one of the greatest cross country mountain bikes of all time. This girl is still running strong and climbing as good as they get. Official (Tom) Ritchey Picture Thread-ritchey-p23_halotrail-renonv_2010.jpg

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    '89 Ritchey Timber Comp Great riding bike.
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    Fillet Brazed Ritcheys

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    8 pages and no P22 team?
    Here's mine.
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    I really like that Timber Comp.

    (and the others too!!)
    Somec is like the digital Zunow
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    Quote Originally Posted by Frank Cannon
    8 pages and no P22 team?
    Here's mine.

    Classic Ritchey! Very nice....except the seat post and stem. It deserves better than that.
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    This is the Ascent I've built for my girlfriend. It's an early one-no 'Ascent' decal, Ritchey tubing, frame number is '202'-nothing else. Filleted chainstays (odd for an Ascent?) and seat cluster, the original owner thought he got it in 1984, but that seems a bit early. I bought just the frame and fork, so I have no idea what was originally there for parts.

    I'm still working on this one, the idea was to get it blacked out as much as possible, as soon as possible, so the parts are not intended to be period or even similar. I'll swap out the oddities as I find stuff that matches better. Bars are actually from a Stumpjumper (sorry!)-I spraypainted them black to see how it will look, proper paint will come later-I did the headset as well. Mostly it's XT M730 stuff, the front brakes are M700 as I had some black ones laying around. White industries front hub, mismatched wheelset, random pedals, LX rear derailleur, GT saddle that is horribly ugly but really comfy. I wanted to ditch the tires, but they match the frame paint and decals perfectly, and she likes the size and pattern for cruising dirt roads.

    Pics are not the best, my camera is old and doesn't like low light.
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    I ordered this bike in Fall 1981. I spoke to both Gary Fisher and Tom about the sizing. It was shipped to me in Bangkok, Thailand, arriving in March 1982. My first ride was from Bangkok to ChiangMai with the Thai Nat'l team in April 1982. In the 90's, I moved to Burma (Myanmar), where I lived for another 10 years.

    Sadly, this bike was stolen from my house in Bangkok two years ago. The jerk who stole it was killed a week later in a motorbike accident, but he'd already sold the bike -- FOR $100!!! Unfortunately, I've never been able to track it down.

    I loved that bike, and I'm still pissed off about losing it!

    Frame #133. TA triple crank, phil wood hubs. MTM.

    RIP.

    Edit: Actually, it was Charles Kelly that spent the most time on the phone with me. It was a very personalized service in those early days!
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    You win the award for best first post. Sorry about the bike though...
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    But what a karma-death!

    Sweet bike, sad story.....but maybe it is still out there??
    Somec is like the digital Zunow
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    I know it went somewhere in Samut Songkram, but that's actually a huge territory. Basically a province. Sorta like saying it's in Kentucky, but with no well organized network of bike hounds to help track. Sigh.

    Such is life. I had wonderful years with it, so I guess I shouldn't complain (so much). That photo was taken only a month or less before it was stolen. Wish I'd taken more, and better, photos of it. I mostly took photos FROM it.

    It's nice to see a few others posted here from that period. These were totally new things, at that time. When I joined the Thai Nat'l team for the ride, none had even heard of mountain bikes, so it was a real curiosity -- even more than I was for joining them.

    Cheers!

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    Oh, yeah. The "karma death". Exactly what many friends said at the time.

    Still, I'd rather have purchased the bike back. He was just a guy with gambling debts. If he hadn't been killed, I think I could have gotten it. Details got to me too late.

    Karma is as karma does, eh?

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    Great but sad story.
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    Hopefully it will make its way back home. Are you still in Thailand?

    Alternatively, good excuse to order another awesome bike
    Somec is like the digital Zunow
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    Hey Leicalad-

    Jeez, I can really empathize with your loss of the bike. When you have ridden a nice bike like that for so many years, and it finally gets stolen, it is not just a violation of your personal property. It is also a violation on a deep emotional level, considering all the memories of great times that are tied up in the bike.

    Almost like someone stealing your photo album with all your precious pictures of good times with friends and family. They toss the pictures in the trash and sell the album cover for a buck.

    I have ridden a similar bike for as long as you have had yours, and you can bet I would be devastated if it were stolen.

    Hopefully your bike will turn up someday, unexpectedly.

    -Brian

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    Sigh. You nailed it exactly.

    The comparison with the photo album made me double-wince, but just because it was spot on.

    I'd carried that thing thru half a dozen countries. Not many things I've had longer, nor have been such an important part of life.

    Okay, enough maudlin tears.

    I really liked seeing your bike in this thread. There's another that is also from that window. It was what made me sign up.

    I no longer live in Thailand, but am back and forth from here (US) and there. I can't see ANY bike without a second scrutinizing look. My wife thinks I'm possessed.

    She's right.

    Anyway, enough. I hope some other really early versions are posted here. They were each a work of art at the time. A new concept still finding its form. Not many new bikes are as elegantly beautiful, at least IMHO.

    Thanks, guys. It's been therapeutic.

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    My Ritchey I'm uncertain exactly what it is I guess a Timber Comp maybe 1985. However after all of the research on this site and a few others the components combined dont quite stack up to any particular bike eg wheels Wolber's perhaps added later. I bought it from a former BMX Pro Mike Poulson from Utah who claimed it was given to him free not sure.



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    My experience is limited, but these early TRs were all basically MTM (made to measure), and the buyer had a list of options that were available. I chose Phil Wood hubs, but I remember there were several other choices.

    That doesn't tell you if these were original or not, but I'd say your bike looks really good.

    Really good.

    Wanna sell it? (Okay, I apologize. Bad form here, eh?)

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    Quote Originally Posted by LeicaLad

    Wanna sell it? (Okay, I apologize. Bad form here, eh?)
    Extremely bad form. The appropriate method is through 'private messaging' (PM).

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    Oh, that would be great if LeicaLad got this to replace his missing one!

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    Thus, my utterly shameless use of the thread to beg for ANYONE to sell me an early Ritchey bike.

    No shame, whatsoever!

    call me direct, call me collect, but call me today!!! (as the old song goes...)

    Yea!!!

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    1981 Price List

    I found my documents. I have price lists, my final invoice, the shipping manifest, etc.

    Here is the price list. If there is interest, I'll post some of the other documents, too.







    Cheers.

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    Sweet.
    Somec is like the digital Zunow
    And this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JD5h3y0a9AU

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    Quote Originally Posted by LeicaLad
    I found my documents. I have price lists, my final invoice, the shipping manifest, etc.

    Here is the price list. If there is interest, I'll post some of the other documents, too.

    [.
    Thanks for taking the time. Yes, please post documentation you have....

    I sure apreciate it,
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    More 1981-1982 documents

    The bike was ordered in September. I had multiple phone calls, mostly with Charles, but one with Tom. It was finished by Feb 1982. Letter and final invoice.





    It's worth noting that I had owned 4 cars by that point in my life... and this bike cost more than twice what any one of those cars did.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LeicaLad
    I wanted to bring the bike back onto this page Man, there is something I really I love about mtbs with racks.
    Somec is like the digital Zunow
    And this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JD5h3y0a9AU

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    Early 85 Commando

    Early 85, note the silver parts build. Bike was bought new in 1986 from Kauai Bicycles in Hawaii. Official (Tom) Ritchey Picture Thread-camo-.jpg

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    Something seems weird. I'm getting error msgs, and this post is way back in placement. On my browser, it comes up as post #31.

    Nice looker. I went to Univ of Hawaii at Manoa. Didn't remember such a nice bike shop over on Kauai.

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    Something is weird, it comes up as #397 for me? Anyway, the shop is still there, kauaicycle.com their logo is still the same. The bike was in Kauai for 5 yrs. then Mill Valley Ca.

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    Handmade Ritchey Mtn Bike with original components

    This Ritchey was handmade by Tom Ritchey in the mid-1980s. It's in pretty good condition and includes all original components, and I'm getting ready to sell it. Here's a photo set with detailed pictures of the bike: http://www.flickr.com/photos/7636147...7624094674509/




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    Damn sexy...
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