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    Quote Originally Posted by Z-Man
    Damn sexy...

    Come on R, you know it's to big for ya...Me on the other hand....
    Shazam.....
    Ok, I bet you could probably make it fit...

    MMMM mmmm
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    my favorite pic of tom is the full-size standup they used, when he was a noshow for his induction into the mountainbike hall of fame. anyone have a copy?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aemmer
    Come on R, you know it's to big for ya...Me on the other hand....
    Shazam.....
    Ok, I bet you could probably make it fit...

    MMMM mmmm
    I'd try, but nothing fits like the 20" TC...
    ...and if I come home with another bike the wife will have a conniption.

    The TC we traded is the only bike the wife actually commented on as looking nice. I don't think she likes my new 29er....
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    RItchey Commando

    This is my Commando. Click any pic to see full size.
    http://blogericious.blogspot.com/200...-deore-xt.html
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    Does original Ritchey paint (Imron) have a clearcoat over the top?

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    Quote Originally Posted by deluxe
    Great looking bike:

    Attachment 552517

    While we are on the Ritchey topic. Anybody local pick up this beautiful ride off the bay this morning?

    Attachment 552522
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    I'm pretty certain mine did.

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    Commando paint

    Pretty sure mine has a clearcoat.
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    If the decals are clear coated than the obvious answer is yes. Multi colored paint is usually clear coated since all of the colors can't be applied "wet", which leaves a dry to the touch feel where the colors are blended. Imron itself does not require clear, although applying a couple of coats brings out the depth in the paint.

    Edited to add - Imron with no clear is smooth, but will show a slight texture if you look at it closely from the side with light reflecting off of it. Clear "flows" better and doesn't have this characteristic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SHADES
    If the decals are clear coated than the obvious answer is yes. Multi colored paint is usually clear coated since all of the colors can't be applied "wet", which leaves a dry to the touch feel where the colors are blended. Imron itself does not require clear, although applying a couple of coats brings out the depth in the paint.

    Edited to add - Imron with no clear is smooth, but will show a slight texture if you look at it closely from the side with light reflecting off of it. Clear "flows" better and doesn't have this characteristic.

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    Thank You!, it appears my frame may not be clear coated as the stickers have no clear. This is most likely a 87 Ascent , strangely the Ritchey and model decals are removed. I wanted to touch up the scratches and then spay clear over the whole thing after using a fine sandpaper. I did this to a Miyata and it really masks the touch up well and shines things up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by swisscross
    My Chicane and SwissCross
    Cannot wait to find the right MTB
    My wife thinks I have issues.
    Added another SwissCross to the family.
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    1st production year Ritchey?

    I'm not sure of the year but this bike I was told that this is a 1st year of production bike serial #2R152. It is 100% original, lived it's life in Crested Butte. The bike was handed to me from the original owner, who had it custom built for him.











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    Please try again,
    The pics didn't take and this is going to be good.....

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    Original owner was a long legged son of a gun
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    Quote Originally Posted by gm1230126
    Original owner was a long legged son of a gun
    Maybe thats why I like old Ritchey's, those old large designed frames are sweet for the tall people.

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    Tall or not, I would find a way to ride this bike. Very nice, and soo original...even the tires.

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    I can see CK looking that thing over after final assembly and declaring:

    "I think were gonna call that thing there a unicrown fork"

    And so it was.......

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fred Smedley
    Does original Ritchey paint (Imron) have a clearcoat over the top?
    Ritchey paint jobs were cleared coated and the decals went over the clear. It wasn't until 2000 or so that he started to have his decals clear coated.

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    Sibling Reunion

    Slightly different # in the1R0151,Fork+.Saddles variation too..+I'm guessing at what looks like a Campi seatpot(could be wrong)
    Thanx Tim, for pointing me here, I'm all misty eyed on the 2 pieces of a old puzzle matching up.
    Guesswork:
    A run of Big bikes for quota -sales expectations?

    Oh yeah, being a TR pic thread, last photo is a few months ago above Pacifica, Ric Bennett(Salada Beach Cafe) Tom Sullivan(Amsterdam Bikes) TR, Jay Ritchey, Santa Cruz Betty Joe Bialaski
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    Quote Originally Posted by gunnirider
    I'm not sure of the year but this bike I was told that this is a 1st year of production bike serial #2R152. It is 100% original, lived it's life in Crested Butte. The bike was handed to me from the original owner, who had it custom built for him.
    cool bike. Not first year, it's probably an 80 or 81. Also the fork is not original. The Unicrown (named by Tom I think) came out in late '83-84.

    Those early bikes were sized like road bikes. In other words, back then you rode a ~3" bigger frame than you would today.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ssulljm
    Oh yeah, being a TR pic thread, last photo is a few months ago above Pacifica, Ric Bennett(Salada Beach Cafe) Tom Sullivan(Amsterdam Bikes) TR, Jay Ritchey, Santa Cruz Betty Joe Bialaski
    A few months ago! That mustache and hairdo look more old school than the bike!
    I thought it was a 25 year old picture!

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    That frame has the double crown fork that was on mine. I think it was the 1R designation. My frame was #133, but didn't have the 1R mark. But I believe that it was in this cohort. Slight changes, but yours is the closest I've seen. Fabulous looking! Thanks for posting the photos!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fillet-brazed
    cool bike. Not first year, it's probably an 80 or 81. Also the fork is not original. The Unicrown (named by Tom I think) came out in late '83-84.

    Those early bikes were sized like road bikes. In other words, back then you rode a ~3" bigger frame than you would today.
    So I asked more questions about the bike and found out that it's an '83, so I guess that explains the fork being unicrown. So for an '83 it's 100% original, down to the tires.

    The downtube stickers were removed when the bike was purchased, was told it would "show off the welds better"

    The owner has fallen on tough times, so I've been tasked with cleaning it up and getting it ready to sell.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fillet-brazed
    cool bike. Not first year, it's probably an 80 or 81. Also the fork is not original. The Unicrown (named by Tom I think) came out in late '83-84.

    Those early bikes were sized like road bikes. In other words, back then you rode a ~3" bigger frame than you would today.
    1982 Ritchey

    Tom was initially very skeptical of the UniCrown fork (BTW, I named that item, and had anticipated using a unicorn for a logo.), because bending the top of the fork blade and then cutting a clean miter on it had turned out to be a challenging problem. I'm not sure of the details, because that was Tom's domain.

    Although BMX forks had used a UniCrown style, Charlie Cunningham's first design was just the crown, and the unbent blades were then brazed into it. It was neat looking, but it included several steps that were eliminated by the UniCrown, which attached the blades directly to the steerer.

    We bought Tange socket forks as soon as they came on the market, and also used the clunky, heavy Tange plated forks.with the fake Ritchey crown. That was the fork I ditched from my wife's bike.

    After reading this thread a while back, I have attributed the name Unicrown to CK
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    New family member

    Quote Originally Posted by swisscross
    My wife thinks I have issues.
    Added another SwissCross to the family.
    Even though it's a beauty, keep it out of the family group photos. That should help with the wife.

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    I sometimes think that more Ritchey's were sold overseas then right here in the USA...this one is Dutch if memory serves me.....


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    Ritchey 1998 Plexus

    Little risky posting being a 1998, but here we go. I'm the original owner. It was ordered with custom color and came with Ritchey spec package. The only thing I added was a Steelman stem.Official (Tom) Ritchey Picture Thread-pl-1.jpg

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    Magura Cork filled grips

    Quote Originally Posted by ssmike
    No, he's putting this up here with the hope that someone will post their Ritchey and say they were thinking about selling....the Rumpfy pounce .

    My 83/84 Team Comp. Originally piloted by the man himself.








    Amazing bike!!
    Do you have a connection for those Magura cork filled grips?

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    my 88 super comp with Olympian Don Myrah
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    You should pay me for the use of that pic.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rumpfy
    You should pay me for the use of that pic.
    Check is in the mail.
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    Comic relief in a discussion does no harm..
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    Quote Originally Posted by snowjnky
    Check is in the mail.

    Score!
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    still waiting,,,,,,,

    no one has come up with my favorite tom ritchey picture. the lifesize stand-up they used when he didn't show for his mtn bike hall of fame induction. and everyone said they liked the cardboard version so much more.

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    Favorite bike (of my own) needs to go in my favorite VRC thread:




    It's a rider....
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    Nice Stem Aemmer : )




    and bike.
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    favorite? & look in the bushes???

    Wow T,

    I should have gotten more from you before I boxed it up and sent it north! Had I known it would become your favorite... I would have snagged your Ibis and something else... I've been had by the smooth-dealing FedEx man! All the same, it looks great and I'm glad you're loving it!

    Hey T (and all other fans of T.R.),

    As I was enjoying the pics in this thread I happened onto something that caught my eye and has left me intrigued. Check out the pic that I grabbed from ssulljm's post back on 7-8-2010, look past T.R.'s handlebar 'stache, there in the bushes beyond his rear wheel, it's painted up Ritchey red, white, and blue but it's a Softride (floating TT) frame with a Flex-stem. Did Tom ever do such a thing, a floating TT tri-style frame? It's bizarre Clearly it's intended for trail use with the Flex-stem up front and the knobby tires.

    Any Ritchey experts care to weigh on this one?

    Thanks!
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    I think it's Sullivan's so it must be a Ritchey
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    Yes, Ritchey made the 'Lite-Beam'.

    Breezer and Otis Guy also making bikes of similar design.

    The one in that picture is Sullys.
    http://oldmountainbikes.com/cgi-bin/bikes.cgi?bike=S007
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    Thanks Rumpfy!

    Here's another one for you... how many "Lite-Beam" frames did Ritchey make?

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    Frankenstem

    That's a JP Morgen "Frankenstem" on my bike... The red-white-blue were our team bike color scheme for awhile...
    We had the option of riding the beam bikes for training + or racing.....A couple of us were experiencing back spasms, and training long miles on the Softride's was a good way to not jack our back's.
    Here's another of my Lite Beams...it was originally's TR's personal bike w 26 wheels(Now don't jump all over my balls for this) I had him braze on 700c wheel brake bosses to allow me a slicier trail ride....

    http://oldmountainbikes.com/cgi-bin/...ke=none%284%29

    As far as how many Lite Beams TR made....not sure. Have asked KY from Ritchey Design, he guessed approx 50, but was very clear on this being just a guess...

    Quote Originally Posted by neo_pop_71
    Hey T (and all other fans of T.R.),

    As I was enjoying the pics in this thread I happened onto something that caught my eye and has left me intrigued. Check out the pic that I grabbed from ssulljm's post back on 7-8-2010, look past T.R.'s handlebar 'stache, there in the bushes beyond his rear wheel, it's painted up Ritchey red, white, and blue but it's a Softride (floating TT) frame with a Flex-stem. Did Tom ever do such a thing, a floating TT tri-style frame? It's bizarre Clearly it's intended for trail use with the Flex-stem up front and the knobby tires.

    Any Ritchey experts care to weigh on this one?

    Thanks!

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    Sully,
    What kind of tire clearance do you have on that thing?
    It's a cool ride.

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    Zip ties? Not on my bike!

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    Clearance

    Plenty
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    Quote Originally Posted by crconsulting
    Nice Stem Aemmer : )




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    It looks like you could fit some 38's in there. So is the cork crown modified or is that a 700c fork?
    Zip ties? Not on my bike!

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    The fork pictured is the original

    Quote Originally Posted by jeff
    It looks like you could fit some 38's in there. So is the cork crown modified or is that a 700c fork?
    The fork pictured is the original +came with 26' canti brake bosses, only mod was done by TR in brazing 700c canti bosses as per my request.

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    Any info on these?!?!

    Somec is like the digital Zunow
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    Aside from it not being a Ritchey?
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    That'd be a start. It is from a Hungarian site and supposedly old stock. I assumed just a sticker, but anyone knows about Euro licensing funny business, it would be here!

    http://www.matuzmaster.hu/mtb-vazak/
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    excuse the mess (i was transfered and had to load the folks basement up when i rented the house out) back for christmas and dug some of the ritcheys out. i left a few nicer ones down at the LBS that i will try and get some pics of this week.
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    The "better" ones are at the LBS???

    Wow.

    This is in D.C.???

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    A couple more. the green brazed bike (non fenders) has a neat back story... bought it off a guy who worked at the Syncros factory when he got this bike... he couldnt afford the cranks of forks but he put on syncros bars / bar ends / stem / seat post / proto-type syncros head set. the fender bike is a match to the light blue one i posted earlier ( got those two bikes off a couple (cops) who lived in Whistler and bought them up there in the 80's... very low use)......... more to come when i get down to the lbs (those were old pics i took with the BB)
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    Great Ritchey Interview

    Hey, you guys should check out Chris Kostman's interview of Tom Ritchey on the Rough Riders site. Good stuff!

    http://www.xo-1.org/2011/01/tom-ritc...own-words.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by Guitar Ted
    Hey, you guys should check out Chris Kostman's interview of Tom Ritchey on the Rough Riders site. Good stuff!

    http://www.xo-1.org/2011/01/tom-ritc...own-words.html

    Great article. EL you gotta link this to your site please.....
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    I bought this new, custom ordered, in 1984, IIRC. It's a Commando, but I hate camo, so Tom painted it Dupont Imron eggshell blue, which is pretty white. Only original component is the saddle.


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    Here's an '86 I just picked up from one the VRC regulars
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    Holy hive full scooder...you capturing a market?
    Needed: 26.8mm XTR seatpost, blue GT/Grundig Jersey.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gm1230126
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    With one more, a red one at that, to go!
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    1983 Ritchey Competition

    Here's a few pics of my 1983 Ritchey Competition. Fenders 'cause I'm in British Columbia Canada and it tends to rain here.
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    Wow. That is a beaut. Whats the serial number?

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    Man! Agreed, that is a superb bike! I am digging the maroon housing.
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    thanks sn# is 7192.

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    Gorgeous!
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    Beautiful bike.

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    Very nice are the lugs faux or real?
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    lugs are faux. thanks for asking

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    Very cool indeed. Original jade green paint?
    Glad to see its still being ridden.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gm1230126
    Holy hive full scooder...you capturing a market?
    Nope. Seems the last one I just picked up had damage that wasn't revealed at all in the auction. And I'm pretty pissed off about it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by scooderdude
    Nope. Seems the last one I just picked up had damage that wasn't revealed at all in the auction. And I'm pretty pissed off about it.
    Note, it wasn't the Commando.

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    Damage that you consider to be damage or ride and usage patina? If you think it's really that bad why don't you just return it then?
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    Quote Originally Posted by gm1230126
    Damage that you consider to be damage or real damage?
    what does that mean?
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    I guess that is sort of the question---what kind of damage, and how bad?
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    The better question is:

    Why did the seller subject the buyer with this predicament in the first place when the condition of the bike was easily seen and described?
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    Could you describe it here?
    Somec is like the digital Zunow
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    Quote Originally Posted by shawnw
    Note, it wasn't the Commando.

    True that! The Commando is awesome. Plus the seller is a stand up guy. I trust him.
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    Beautiful Competition. Love it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yo-Nate-y
    I guess that is sort of the question---what kind of damage, and how bad?

    Stuff like this:
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    Ouch. I hope that is surface and not a really dug-in chew.

    Still, I'd rather have some chain suck hiding behind chainrings than dents on the TT that would be always in my eye while riding. Sucks if it was misrepresented though, of course.
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    Quote Originally Posted by yo-Nate-y
    Sucks if it was misrepresented though, of course.

    Right?
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    Quote Originally Posted by scooderdude
    Stuff like this:
    Sell it to me half price, or send it back

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    With all due appreciation to The Ritcheys we share on this 'official" thread....
    This discussion is ready for it's own thread somewhere else . . .

    I am a Ritchey geek who reads this thread beginning to end every couple of months just to appreciate all your bikes and your comments.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aemmer
    With all due appreciation to The Ritcheys we share on this 'official" thread....
    This discussion is ready for it's own thread somewhere else . . .

    I am a Ritchey geek who reads this thread beginning to end every couple of months just to appreciate all your bikes and your comments.
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    I was gonna say the same. New thread.

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    3rd'ed. New thread. Get the popcorn!
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    Finally

    OK. They aren't period correct tires but I did manage to land some Specialized. So this is the first post of my 85 Timberwolf with extra braze ons. No peanut gallery remarks thank you.


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    Too many bikes, and just enough time to ride them.

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    But......but.......the saddle.

    Now I'll go back to eating my peanuts.
    Zip ties? Not on my bike!

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    Fine. Very fine.

    I presume this is a refinish? Who did the paint?

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    Nice. Nearly everything in this thread is amazing.
    Last edited by Klunker-Kid; 03-17-2011 at 06:16 AM.

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    Paint was done by Bicycle Specialties a long time ago.
    Too many bikes, and just enough time to ride them.

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    Ritchey Soft Tail

    Latest addition to the Ritchey family. Its an early 96 ST.
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    Please return this thread to its proper place in the VRC forum.
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    Is that strange? No wonder I couldn't find it.

    VRC, please!

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    Time to test this thread and make sure it's still working.


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    An important thread! Especially for someone still hunting for an "R" frame w/ biplane fork in 21" or 22"...

    Anyone???

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    Quote Originally Posted by crconsulting
    Time to test this thread and make sure it's still working.

    did you earn that jersey?
    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
    did you earn that jersey?

    Ha! if that was me, I'd be working as a bike model

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    Even though it has its own thread, I suppose I should add this here too:

    1982 Ritchey McKinley, restored to original spec.

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    Wasn't watching the bigger thread, so might have missed it. Thanks!

    Great, truly great, refurb!

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    So, what's the story with early early Ritchey road bikes? Cool details. How long was he building lugged roadies?
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    And this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JD5h3y0a9AU

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