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    [QUOTE=the anchor]we had so much fun last year, we are doing it again this year, will probably be the weekend of the 20th in september (i will firm up the date soon), same place here in Central Mass, all old pre 94 bikes are welcome!!!! stay tuned for more informstion.../QUOTE]

    fantastic. keep me posted.

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    Rhygin Reunion is on again

    retro ride and Rhygin Reunion is on September 20th, 11 am, central mass, can you Make it??email me for details>>>>>>saltydogcharters (at) gmail (dot) com
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    More from "Need to sell my Rhygin"

    I have the specs for my Rhygin. We re-measured and top - center to center is 55. If anything else , it could be 55.5, but we are pretty sure it's 55. Here are the other specs. I'll place an ad for it,]but where should it go? Vintage doesn't seem right. Thanks again for the help.
    Originally Posted by barb1948
    Rhygin Cyclo-Cross: $1500

    -Size: 55 (maybe 55.5)
    -Serial # 653
    -Assembled by Fat Dog; Westwood, Ma; approximately 1997
    -Fork: Steelman
    -Handlebar: Forma
    -Stem: Stiffy Profile
    -Headset: Chris King
    -Saddle: Squadra M
    -Rims: Italy Fir Vet97
    -Tires: Continental Ultra Gator Skin
    -Campy: Veloce 9 speed; Cogs & Deraileur

    I'm not sure how to attach photos, but you can email me at: barbara.dubois@gmail.com





    I have a men's Rhygin Cyclo-Cross -custom built by Fat Dog in Westwood, Mass in 1999? I could never ride it as it brought on asthma. I kept waiting to outgrow the asthma, trying to ride, but it's not going to happen, so finally giving up and selling it.
    It was custom built with jewelry quality welds, and hardly riden

    Am i in the right forum to sell it?

    Thank you

    Barbara selling for boyfrind Mike.
    Thanks
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    if you have photo's, sizing, price, equipment etc, could you send it to me, i may be able to help you move the bike.

    thanks saltydogcharters(at)gmail(dot)com
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    thanks for Rhygin help

    Yes.. I will get all the stats for you and an image.
    thanks

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    Retro Reunion ride

    its all set up for Sunday September 20th, 10 30 meet, same usual players, same place, all pre 94 bikes are welcome (newer if you don't mind the verbal abuse), 2 ride levels, beers and burgers to follow,

    email me if you need more information,

    i also will have a limited # of RHYGIN t-shirts being made up, let me know if you want more information!
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    Red Rygin

    cliff's red rhygin has made its life full circle, it is now with christian and he plans on setting it up for his wife!

    ps i have RHYGIN t-shirts (limited size and quantity left) from the retro ride, $15 shipped to your door! email me if interested!
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    Did the pics from the event end up somewhere? Perhaps the Bums website?
    Too many bikes, not enough time.

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    almost done with them, try and get some up here, team bums site,as well as the facebook event site!
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    Argh! I just found out about this a few days ago and would like to attend next year. Can you provide information for the location? I would love to get a Rhygin shirt as well if there are any left.

    Here is my Rhygin - no decals after being powdercoated and painted many times during it's lifetime. Ted Wojcik put the rear disc on this 2 years ago and I ride it on the road now. This was a favorite of mine for many years until my back needed a "squishy" ride.

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    t-shirts delivered via snail mail are $14.00 to your door. don't have a lot left, what size are you? send me your contact info and i will include you in the invite for next year....saltydoghcarter (at) gmail.........
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    Quote Originally Posted by greenery
    Here is my Rhygin - no decals after being powdercoated and painted many times during it's lifetime. Ted Wojcik put the rear disc on this 2 years ago and I ride it on the road now. This was a favorite of mine for many years until my back needed a "squishy" ride.
    Cool you had Ted do the disc conversion. How do you like it? I'm debating having Chris Igleheart perform the same task on my Rhygin, as well as building a traditional New England Segmented fork (a.k.a. Big One) to replace the Judy.

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    Letting go of old friend

    long time lurker...found this forum while researching info on my Rhygin Juke in rasta paint. I've decided it may be time to let this one go. I would be willing to sell it as a frame, frame& fork, pieces/ parts or complete less the pedals and saddle (keeping these). I would also consider trading for a full suspension frame or bike Jamis Dakar, Santacruz Superlight etc. Not really shure where to price this one out. So i'll start off with BRO and go from there...

    The frame is 17" center to top, serial # 210, overall everything is in excellent shape aside from a couple of small nicks in the paint. I can supply additional photos, measurements.






    Fork, Marzicci Bomber
    Cranks Cook Brothers E-Crank w/race face rings.
    XT deraleurs, XTR shifters
    Wheels: Mavic SUP, DT swiss boublebutts, alloy nipples, 3 cross rear, 2 cross front. Rear hub XTR 8 speed, front hub Hershey Racing w/ceramic body cartridge bearings (i also have the special washers that allow you to bolt on the hub with crank arm bolts)
    Rear Magura, front Avid "V" brake. Rim sidewalls are worn but these wheels have had minimal truing since i hand built them. Wheelsmith spoke prep, tension ballanced etc. etc.
    Race face bars, Kore stem, XTR headset, probably has an XT bottom bracket in there, Kalloy post

    I am located in NH, feel free to e-mail any quesitons
    Thanks

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    email addy?



    mine bruce@sinisterbikes.com

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    1997 Rhygin Metax CX

    I know it isn't a mountain bike, but I thought I'd post it anyway because it's a Rhygin and I love all things Rhygin.

    Short story: I wasn't looking for this bike. This bike found me. Bike was basically NOS.

    I just finished it this week, though have a few little things left (like trimming the cables).

    Here's what it looked like when I got it:



    Here's what it looks like now:































    Here are the specs:

    Frame: 1997 Rhygin Metax Cyclocross
    Fork: 1997 Steelman
    Rims/Hubs: 2009 Mavic Ksyrium SL
    Tires: Rivendell Jack Brown 700x33.3
    Pedals: Shimano XTR
    Crank: NOS Syncros Revolution 175mm 130BCD with 46/39 Shimano 600 chainrings
    Chain: SRAM
    Rear Cogs: NOS Shimano XTR CS-M900 12/28 8-speed
    Bottom Bracket: NOS Kooka titanium 123mm
    Front Derailleur: Shimano Dura Ace FD-7800
    Rear Derailleur: NOS Precision Billet ProShift
    Shifters: Shimano R400 8-speed
    Handlebars: Nitto Noodle, 44cm
    Stem: 1996 Moots titanium 120mm 0/90 degree
    Headset: 1" Chris King threadless (original to the bike)
    Brake set: SRP Mr. Grumpy's (original to the bike)
    Brake levers: Cane Creek SCR-5C
    Cable Hangers: NOS Ringle MoJo
    Saddle: 1992 Sella Italia Flite
    Seat Post: Syncros titanium 26.8
    Paint: None
    Size: 55.5cm
    Serial #: 653
    Place of Origin: Boston, Massachusetts

    Here are some photos of when it was disassembled. Gratuitous shots, I know:







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    Wow! Fantastic build.

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    We can't see the pics b/c they are hosted on RBR!
    Too many bikes, not enough time.

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    None are showing up for my (non-RBR subscribed) self either.
    Somec is like the digital Zunow
    And this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JD5h3y0a9AU

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    Quote Originally Posted by 993rs
    Wow! Fantastic build.
    Thanks!

    Quote Originally Posted by Linnaeus
    We can't see the pics b/c they are hosted on RBR!
    Quote Originally Posted by yo-Nate-y
    None are showing up for my (non-RBR subscribed) self either.
    Fixed. Now hosted here on MBTR.

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    how'd does that Rhygin ride sir??? Is it harsher than say Reynolds or True temper or Tange steel?

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    Most impressive Mr Danger!
    As always!

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    Quote Originally Posted by KDXdog
    Most impressive Mr Danger!
    As always!


    Quote Originally Posted by MMcG
    how'd does that Rhygin ride sir??? Is it harsher than say Reynolds or True temper or Tange steel?
    Hey ho. Don't know yet. Still recovering from foot surgery (5 week out), so I've only done light cycling (i.e. rail trail). I'm champing at the bit to get back in the saddle, especially because I want to get some mileage on this beast.

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    Jack Brown

    Just installed some Jack Brown tires and really like the look. Really gives the bike a randonneur look to it.

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    What/how did you polish the Ti?
    Quote Originally Posted by mikesee
    Better suited to non-aggressive 125# gals named Russell.
    I ride so slow, your Garmin will shut off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by banks
    What/how did you polish the Ti?
    They came that way from the manufacturer.

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    Really diggin the Metax! I nearly grabbed that one myself---glad you rehabbed it so nicely!
    Somec is like the digital Zunow
    And this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JD5h3y0a9AU

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    rear discs on Rhygin

    Quote Originally Posted by misterdangerpants
    Cool you had Ted do the disc conversion. How do you like it? I'm debating having Chris Igleheart perform the same task on my Rhygin, as well as building a traditional New England Segmented fork (a.k.a. Big One) to replace the Judy.
    Very sorry for this extra late reply! I much prefer disc brakes in general, but expect to add a bunch of weight depending on which brand/model of brake you choose. In order to set up the mount for the rear brake, Ted removed the old cable stops on the top tube and replaced with 2 position stops for shifting only and welded new brake cable tie ons. Because of the welding a new powder coat job was in order so you should properly calculate the costs involved - new brake set, welding and paint as well as added weight and downtime.

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    The SS cyclocross bike is spectacular.
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    Quote Originally Posted by greenery
    Very sorry for this extra late reply!
    Better late than never!

    Quote Originally Posted by Vlad
    The SS cyclocross bike is spectacular.
    Thanks! Here's an updated photo with the new wheels (Phil Wood hubs with NOS Mavic Open Pro rims). The current tires are black, though, and it looks a tad nicer.

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    I built a Rhygin up for a friend (who I have since lost track of) in '93 or so. It was powder coated in that "crackle" powder that when cured makes grey/black mottled bumps.

    It was the first time any of us had seen that finish, which has now come to be applied to lawn furniture, shovel handles, etc. I think of that bike every time I walk through Home Depot and see the "trick powdercoat finish" on all that flotsam.

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    Quote Originally Posted by misterdangerpants
    Holy mother of god that is so freakin awesome I want to make sweet sweet love to it in the woods and marry it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by misterdangerpants
    Better late than never!



    Thanks! Here's an updated photo with the new wheels (Phil Wood hubs with NOS Mavic Open Pro rims). The current tires are black, though, and it looks a tad nicer.

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    Is that bar tape sea foam green ? If so, thats the only place that color ever looked good. Seriously, if that bike wasn't too big for me I'd be begging you for it.

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    Another Metax in the Stable

    Quote Originally Posted by 92gli
    Is that bar tape sea foam green ? If so, thats the only place that color ever looked good. Seriously, if that bike wasn't too big for me I'd be begging you for it.
    I suppose that's a good description. It's a standard color for Cinelli bar tape.

    Picked up this lovely 1998 Rhygin Metax road frame/fork last night. It came with a nice mid-90s Topline crankset as well as a Selle Italia Flite. Slapped on my Phil Wood/Mavic Open Pro wheels and the build process has begun....

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    Quote Originally Posted by misterdangerpants
    I suppose that's a good description. It's a standard color for Cinelli bar tape.
    Duh, yes. Its the bianchi color. New one looks sweet too. They made some nice stuff.

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    the real question is where can i get my hands on a pair of syncros cranks?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 92gli
    Duh, yes. Its the bianchi color.
    I figured you knew that. I ended up going back to black. Just looks better.

    Quote Originally Posted by 92gli
    New one looks sweet too. They made some nice stuff.
    Thanks! It's it pretty nice shape. I spent about 15 minutes at lunch with a Scotch Brite pad and cleaned it up, not that it really needed it. The insignificant amount of cable rub it had is now history.

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    your new one looks like your old one? or am I reading the thread and it forms a circle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by girlonbike
    your new one looks like your old one? or am I reading the thread and it forms a circle.
    The other Rhygin Metax I have is a 1997 cyclocross bike, which is featured above (it's in a slightly different configuration now). The Metax I picked up yesterday is a 1998 road bike. The interesting similarity between the two is that they both found me. They're close in serial numbers too, as the '97 CX is #653 and the '98 road is #691.

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    Finished this last night, though need to do some minor adjustments (like the brake pads). Can't wait to ride it!

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    the bar set up. you like that position.. ok.
    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
    the bar set up. you like that position.. ok.
    Yes.

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    Nice Headbadge on that Metax! I have a '98 with the red decals, but the red headbadge decal. You will love the way that frame rides. I've had mine for going on 13 years, and still love my Rhygin!
    PS, My frame is # 611

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    Quote Originally Posted by rbrsddn
    Nice Headbadge on that Metax! I have a '98 with the red decals, but the red headbadge decal. You will love the way that frame rides. I've had mine for going on 13 years, and still love my Rhygin!
    PS, My frame is # 611
    Thanks! Definitely post some photos of #611. I'd love to see it. Glad to hear you're still digging yours after 13 years. Pretty cool you're the original owner. Anyway, I can't wait until spring to get some miles on it, though am pretty excited about the blizzard that's coming my way. I like the feel of my Rhygin Metax CX (which I'm using as a touring bike at the moment), so think I'll enjoy this new ride just the same.

    The previous owner had Jen Green make him a custom head badge. I wouldn't mind removing it and putting on the original decals, but it's affixed with JB Weld and not going anywhere without the assistance of a torch. Coincidentally, I also had Jen Green make me a custom Rhygin head badge, though went a different direction so it sits in my toolbox awaiting an application.



    I got some extra Metax decals from the kind folks at Columbus in Italy. They sent them for free, which was a bonus. This decal was originally at the base of the down tube and I much prefer it up on the seat tube.

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    small batch of decals just hit my desk, $10 a set??
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    I'm interested... What color? And is a Made in Boston, Mass decal included? If so, then I am in, as mine got chewed while being built.

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    i have the MTB in black, white and chrome, road in white black and red, $10 a set for two rhygin and one head tube, sorry no made in mass. and they are die cut vinyl decals. send your email to saltydogcharters at gmail
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    Quote Originally Posted by rbrsddn
    And is a Made in Boston, Mass decal included?
    Yeah, that would be a bonus!

    P.S. Thanks again, Don!

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    I was lucky to have #550 drop into my lap thru a trade! I've been interested in these ever since Christian showed me what he and the crew were doing with stainless on a visit to their workshop in the mid-90's. I'll post a few pics when I get it looking just so but I've been using it this fall and winter and like it a lot.

    Anyone out there looking to get into one of these bikes? Check this one out:

    http://victoria.en.craigslist.ca/bik/2136533097.html

    Cheers!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ActionDad
    I was lucky to have #550 drop into my lap thru a trade! I've been interested in these ever since Christian showed me what he and the crew were doing with stainless on a visit to their workshop in the mid-90's. I'll post a few pics when I get it looking just so but I've been using it this fall and winter and like it a lot.
    Wicked! Looking forward to seeing some photos of #550. Post some of #611, rbrsddn.

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    Just picked up Rhygin Metax #541 (1997). Original owner and in excellent condition. A little Scotch Brite and elbow grease and it'll look brand new. The welds are amazing, just like my Metax CX.

    Really psyched I stumbled across a 55cm as it's a perfect size for me and what I was custom fitted for. The aforementioned 57cm would have been okay with a shorter stem, but I really had my heart set on finding a 55cm at some point in time. I just didn't think it would be so soon. My 57cm is already spoken for so I'm also psyched about that. It'll be here next Wednesday when I return home from NAHBS. It'll be stripped down and I'll decide what gruppo it gets.

    It's going to get the Peter Mooney fork that was slated for the 57cm (same head tube length; whew!) so it'll look very pretty. The fork has a very tasteful rasta paint scheme: green fork blades with a red crown and yellow piping. It's going to look quite nice.

    Here's how it looks currently with its current California owner:

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    Oh, and I'm also getting a mint condition Rhygin catalog from the owner. I've been wanting one of these for quite some time and am really happy to have it in my collection!

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    Danger: If I hadn't met you, I'd probably hate you by now.

    Nice!

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    Damn! Strong work Bobby!
    Too many bikes, not enough time.

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    i would normally be envious of Bobby grabbing another Bike, But this time i am Really Happy for him, and am Really Happy to help him make room in his stable !
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    I thought I was looking at my bike for a sec! I have the same Time fork, and Helium wheels! That bike is in nice shape. I will post up pics of mine one of these days. BTW, I received the stickers Don. TX!

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    Thanks guys! I can't wait until next Wednesday! Yahoo!

    So, the seller wrote me today to say he's also including some extra OEM decals sheets! Score! I'm hoping there's a "Made in Boston" in there!

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    Here is a photo of mine. I'm going to take more when the weather improves a bit. You guys take some nice pics! I need practice...

    PS, I also have a pristine copy of the '98 Catalog, along with one for my '99 Fat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rbrsddn
    Here is a photo of mine. I'm going to take more when the weather improves a bit. You guys take some nice pics! I need practice...
    Fantastic! There's actually a photo of yours in this thread, too.

    So, just got back from NAHBS and #541 arrived this morning. Very well packed. The NOS decals came separately and it's nice to have those. Currently perusing through the catalog and articles that came with it. I'll disassemble it tonight and hopefully get over to pick up the new fork (and #691) tomorrow.

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    Awesome! Needs some more period-correct tires, like a nice set of 28mm dark-gum Continentals. (Yes, 28mm -- it's worth the comfort).
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    Quote Originally Posted by misterdangerpants
    Fantastic! There's actually a photo of yours in this thread, too.

    So, just got back from NAHBS and #541 arrived this morning. Very well packed. The NOS decals came separately and it's nice to have those. Currently perusing through the catalog and articles that came with it. I'll disassemble it tonight and hopefully get over to pick up the new fork (and #691) tomorrow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Linnaeus
    Awesome! Needs some more period-correct tires, like a nice set of 28mm dark-gum Continentals. (Yes, 28mm -- it's worth the comfort).
    Thanks! This will have a mix of both modern and period correct parts. Ride quality is most important but I'd also like it to look good with the mix. For the older parts, I'm slapping on some Cook Bros. Racing skewers, Syncros titanium seat post and a Syncros Revolution crankset. Still debating the drivetrain. I have a 7900 Dura Ace derailleurs (new) though I like the color of the 7800 better. If I could find a NOS Campagnolo Record 8-speed gruppo, I'd take it. I have some new Mavic Ksyrium SL wheels I really dig so am going with those. For tires, I run 28mm because the Boston roads are horrific (I like the Continental Grand Prix 4 Season a lot).

    These also came this morning. It's going to have pretty darn good stopping power.

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    Nice brakes. I'm still running the DA 7700 from '98. If it aint broke... The original tires on mine were Conti GP 3000's 700x20. I am using 23's now. 28mm might be comfy, but probably have too much rolling resistance for my liking. I'm looking forward to seeing the assembled bike, and hearing what you think of the ride!

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    Don (a.k.a. the anchor) just sent a PDF of Dirt Rag #20 (November 15, 1991) which included a review of Rhygin #1 so I thought I'd post it. Pretty cool stuff! This issue also had a great review of a Ted Wojcik Soft-Trac.

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    Quote Originally Posted by noflyzone_allstars
    I've got a dark red painted 1995 "Ra" frame, dinged and dented, that I still ride regularly and still love after all these years....

    ...With a White eccentric hub and custom Waltworks rigid fork, my frame is now built up as a 69er singlespeed and rolls in So Cal far from its NE roots. The big front wheel has mellowed out the geometry just enough and it rides incredibly well, better than ever and as nice as any hardtail I've ever been on.
    My Rhygin (and I) did our first MTB race in some 15 years yesterday. US Cup Bonelli Park, CA (Cat 2 singlespeed, 2nd place)


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    can you send me the specific's on that fork? i have been looking into converting to a 96r with my Rhygin.
    Looks Sweet, and congrats on your race!
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    Quote Originally Posted by the anchor
    can you send me the specific's on that fork? i have been looking into converting to a 96r with my Rhygin.
    Looks Sweet, and congrats on your race!
    Anchor - I can't find any of the old emails where I went over the fork dimensions with Walt of Waltworks but I'm sure he'd have the same dialogue with you and may be able to dig up his drawings of my fork (built 2005 or 2006.) http://waltworks.blogspot.com/2007/0...-increase.html

    Trick with going 96er may be avoiding toe overlap. I have good clearance even with a fat/tall tire but that's with a 20"long size frame and small feet.

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    Rhygin Juke HS

    Here is my newly painted Rhygin. The origonal paint was Rasta but after 8 years in Hawaii it was rusty. Back in Az now and painted Phantom Green, a color I saw on a '68 GTO. I built it up with parts I stole from my Bullit. I intend to make it more xc worthy with lighter components in the furture.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tapnrac
    Here is my newly painted Rhygin. The origonal paint was Rasta but after 8 years in Hawaii it was rusty. Back in Az now and painted Phantom Green, a color I saw on a '68 GTO. I built it up with parts I stole from my Bullit. I intend to make it more xc worthy with lighter components in the furture.
    Groovy, digging the checkerboard on the head tube. Such a treat to see your as you don't see too many Headshoks rolling around. What year is yours? Guessing it's from around 1997 as my (Metax) #541 is from that year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by noflyzone_allstars
    My Rhygin (and I) did our first MTB race in some 15 years yesterday. US Cup Bonelli Park, CA (Cat 2 singlespeed, 2nd place)
    Awesome!

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    It's a '97. I stupidly sold it in 2000 to buy a Cdale Raven, I quickly sold that horrible bike and bought an F3000. I stayed in touch with the guy I sold it to and was able to get it back (free) in late 2010.

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    Quote Originally Posted by noflyzone_allstars
    My Rhygin (and I) did our first MTB race in some 15 years yesterday. US Cup Bonelli Park, CA (Cat 2 singlespeed, 2nd place)]
    I really dig your photo. Makes me want that bike. Way to stand out by actually riding your bike.

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    #541 is done, sort of. I'm out riding it! The only things I'm going to change over the next couple of months are the wheels, which are going to be Chris King/ENVE 45s, and the stem, a McMahon Racing Cycles titanium example I have in my parts bin.

    Here are the current specs:

    Frame: 1997 Rhygin Metax
    Fork: 2011 Peter Mooney, Henry James crown
    Wheels: Mavic Ksyrium SL
    Skewers: Cook Bros. Racing titanium
    Tires: Continental Grand Prix 4Season 700x28
    Pedals: Shimano XTR
    Crank: Syncros Revolution 175mm 130BCD with 53/39 Dura Ace chainrings
    Chain: SRAM
    Rear Cogs: Shimano CS-7900 Dura Ace 11-23 10-speed
    Bottom Bracket: World Class titanium 110mm
    Front Derailleur: Shimano Dura Ace FD-7900
    Rear Derailleur: Shimano Dura Ace RD-7900
    Shifters/Levers: Shimano Dura Ace ST-7900
    Handlebars: Nitto Noodle, 44cm
    Stem: 3TTT
    Headset: Chris King
    Brake set: Ciamillo (Zero Gravity) Negative GSL
    Saddle: Sella Italia SLR
    Seat Post: Syncros titanium 26.8
    Size: 55.5cm
    Serial #: 541
    Place of Origin: Boston, Massachusetts

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    Nice. Great photos.

    I would have sourced a Wound-Up, but that's me.


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    Nice. I'm diggin the "Party in front, business in the rear" build. Love the fork.
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    God damn. That is sick.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 92gli
    God damn. That is sick.
    yup.
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    I'm also a fan of the fork. Great build!

    From the angle it looks tight under the calipers, but how much clearance do you have left after the 28s?

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    sweet race bike!
    is there a special reason why you mounted the spider that way? afaik it should be mounted "on the other side" as seen here
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    Quote Originally Posted by ameybrook
    Nice. Great photos.

    I would have sourced a Wound-Up, but that's me.
    Thanks. Wound-Up fork are certainly nice but I really wanted something on steel and made locally.

    Quote Originally Posted by jeff
    Nice. I'm diggin the "Party in front, business in the rear" build. Love the fork.
    Quote Originally Posted by 92gli
    God damn. That is sick.
    Thanks! Peter Mooney came up with the paint scheme. I wanted something with the rasta paint theme and thought of maybe a fade or having each part painted a different color. I really like this approach as it's very subtle.

    Quote Originally Posted by yo-Nate-y
    I'm also a fan of the fork. Great build!

    From the angle it looks tight under the calipers, but how much clearance do you have left after the 28s?
    Again, thanks! The 28s are going. I have oodles of room in the rear and almost nothing in the front. I'd like to replace the wheels before the summer with the aforementioned Chris King / ENVE 45s, so will most likely go down to 25s then.

    Quote Originally Posted by Inigo Montoya
    sweet race bike! is there a special reason why you mounted the spider that way? afaik it should be mounted "on the other side" as seen here
    You know, I didn't even notice it! Good eye. I suppose I could run it as is, but I'll probably move the ring to the outer portion of the crankset.

    So, small world. I was out riding this afternoon and another Rhygin Metax went whizzing by me in the opposite direction. I saw the Rhygin head badge and the pretty shiny frame and did a quick U-turn and caught up to the guy and introduced myself. He's the original owner and knows Christian. These Metax bikes are like hen's teeth so it's a treat to see another one out on a ride.

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    I love the fork. looks like it may have made angles slightly steeeper which could be awesome. i would slap some high end 23" rubber (tubolari?) and ride it everywhere,.
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    Quote Originally Posted by colker1
    I love the fork. looks like it may have made angles slightly steeeper which could be awesome. i would slap some high end 23" rubber (tubolari?) and ride it everywhere,.
    Again, thanks! The fork doesn't alter the geometry whatsoever. 23s are way too tiny for Boston area roads!

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    Thought I'd post some articles that I recently scanned. One is a duplicate of an earlier thread, but it's in color and a tad easier to read.

    Bike Rag, Issue #59 from July 1, 1997 with a review of a Rhygin Juke SS:

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    Here's another article with a review of a 1997 Rhygin Metax road bike. This is from Bicyclist Magazine from July 1997:

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    Fin.

    Although my wife says I'm never finished with any of my projects, my Rhygin Metax #541 road bike is done. I updated the wheels (Chris King hubs, ENVE rims, Sapim CX-Ray spokes), bottom bracket (Phil Wood), stem (MRC) and handlebars (Origin 8 40cm).

    One quick note, I put the spider on the correct way and it shifts a heck of a lot better. Initially I wanted to sell it (and posted it on eBay), but then got to thinking I really liked the way it complements the bike. The shifting isn't perfect, but it's pretty darn accurate. It's quite an amazing bike to ride and I've logged only about 250 miles so far and it handles like a dream and climbs quite nicely too.

    A shout out to Justin Spinelli at Luxe Wheelworks for building me a wicked nice set of wheels. Fantastic customer service and a guy you can shoot the breeze with as well.

    Thanks to Kevin at Firefly Bicycles for pointing me towards T.O.C. Polishing (which is located just a block from my old place in Davis Square!). They did a great job on the McMahon Racing Cycles stem.

    Anyway, here's how it looks now:

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    Very nice, MDP! I'm loving that fork, and the Chris King hubs have me wanting to build some new wheels... I'm still running the old Heliums, which are holding up really well. The Rhygin is a really nice riding bike. It's good to hear you are liking it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by misterdangerpants View Post
    Although my wife says I'm never finished with any of my projects, my Rhygin Metax #541 road bike is done. I updated the wheels (Chris King hubs, ENVE rims, Sapim CX-Ray spokes), bottom bracket (Phil Wood), stem (MRC) and handlebars (Origin 8 40cm).

    One quick note, I put the spider on the correct way and it shifts a heck of a lot better. Initially I wanted to sell it (and posted it on eBay), but then got to thinking I really liked the way it complements the bike. The shifting isn't perfect, but it's pretty darn accurate. It's quite an amazing bike to ride and I've logged only about 250 miles so far and it handles like a dream and climbs quite nicely too.

    A shout out to Justin Spinelli at Luxe Wheelworks for building me a wicked nice set of wheels. Fantastic customer service and a guy you can shoot the breeze with as well.

    Thanks to Kevin at Firefly Bicycles for pointing me towards T.O.C. Polishing (which is located just a block from my old place in Davis Square!). They did a great job on the McMahon Racing Cycles stem.

    Anyway, here's how it looks now:
    Its not done. Cut the excess off those QR's, they look like curb feelers.
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    the Team Bums Retro reunion ride is on this year, LOTS OF RHYGINS will be there.... october 8th in Sutton, MA

    email me for info at saltydogcharters at gmail dot com.....
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    Def. going to try to make it again this year. I had a load of fun a couple years ago. Going to skip the morning run beforehand -- people were riding hard last time!
    Too many bikes, not enough time.

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    i made a change in the date of the ride to accommodate those of us with kids playing soccer on Saturday, ride is on Sunday the 9th meeting at 1030am in Sutton, MA contact me for exact location.....
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    Did this get together ever happen...

    Any pics to share...?


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    ye sit did, smaller group this year only 16 riders, and only 3 rhygins, 2 fats, indy, salsa. , i still have to load up photo's
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    Thats cool - looking forward to the pics when you get chance to load them up.

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    Rhygin at the Providence CX race this weekend:


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    Danger, saw that one on Sunday, was tempted to grab it and do a quick lap on the cross course! Did you race? Course looked like a blast!

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    Quote Originally Posted by KDXdog View Post
    Danger, saw that one on Sunday, was tempted to grab it and do a quick lap on the cross course! Did you race? Course looked like a blast!
    Hey. Didn't race and missed the Builders' Ball, which was pretty fun last year. Oh well. Next year!

    This time trial bike was just acquired by Christian Jones himself. He said they made maybe 8 - 12 of these and they were built to order with Easton aero aluminum.
























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    Found this in an old 1992 Bicycle Guide mag, figured I'd add to the collection here:
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    I need a Made in Boston sticker so bad. The bike rides better with it.

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    An early one...sneak peek

    Hey folks--
    This is an early Rhygin that belonged to a bike shop colleague/boss/riding buddy from many years ago. A little while ago he divested his entire collection of old New England MTB stuff to me for care/sale as part of a trade towards a new bike (he was moving, just couldn't take it all with him). He worked for Pig Iron in CT back in the hey day, and raced for/with what he described to me as a "loose collection of jabroni's that liked messing with serious racers" - aptly named "Team Bonhead". He didn't really have an explanation for the "Fueled by BEEF TALLOW" sticker except to say "it is what is was."

    He brought me the frame, boxes and boxes and boxes of parts, 3 forks, and 3 sets of wheels, all of which were raced/used on this bike at some point. He could not remember the exact year he bought it (he thinks 91--but stressed he really can't recall), and she was upgraded many times over the years. Last year, after he dropped everything off before the move, we mock fit things back up to the best of his memory as he had last raced it, and I am still working with him now to nail down its "correct" parts kit based on the generations of stuff he brought in. I am particularly fond of the Gravity Research brakes (color mismatched intentionally, still has original boxes and hand written instructions), early White Industries Hubs, and no-logo turquoise king headset. My goal is to have her restored for light riding and preservation as a prime example of an early New England norba racer, complete with all the obscure and weird parts any normal Shimano-hating bonehead of the time would have proudly equipped (only Shimano bits on the whole bike are the derailleurs). I have scoured the BB area but cannot find any indication of a serial number, which suggests to me it is either a really early one or was off the books. FWIW- he said he bought it directly from Christian.

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