Ritchey P22 project...

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  • 12-18-2012
    cegrover
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Benster View Post
    Thank you all for the kind words!

    Happen to have any images of your Crazy Pete?

    Also, definitely more pics on the way. Wanted to have it 100% complete. Almost there!

    Here's a thread on mine:

    http://forums.mtbr.com/ritchey-desig...ly-474880.html

    Oddly, I never put in a pic with the downtube decals...will do that at some point.
  • 12-18-2012
    tductape
    Looks great Ben.
  • 12-19-2012
    Benster
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Aemmer View Post
    Looks great Ben.


    Thank you senor!
  • 12-19-2012
    Benster
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by cegrover View Post
    Here's a thread on mine:

    http://forums.mtbr.com/ritchey-desig...ly-474880.html

    Oddly, I never put in a pic with the downtube decals...will do that at some point.

    Very nice build you have there on that Ritchey. From 1 former ZCar owner to another... :thumbsup:
  • 01-04-2013
    Benster
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    P22 complete! :)

    First the disclaimer... Certainly there are some items not quite 100% correct for a 95 P22, but I believe its all at least era correct and dammit I am not very patient and I really want to get this bike on the trails! Current weight w/ pedals is @ 23.4lbs which isn't too shabby.

    Huge props to Double Century for his technical assistance and for offloading a few of his components. It really pays to reach out on this site for advice... Also, huge thanks to Rumpfy for the controversial wheelset :thumbsup:. Thank you to Sky of Velocult. What an amazing resource for NOS items. I had no illusions I would ever end up with new Megabites! Last but not least, thank you to my wife who tolerates my insanity. I know 5 bikes is nothing compared to most of you in mtn bike vintage land, but in my particular household, it's plenty. ;)

    Overall, I am quite pleased with the final outcome. I tried to give this bike its proper justice. We'll see how she handles on the trails. I know I can't wait to find out!
  • 01-04-2013
    girlonbike
    I really like it Ben. Good for you! Don't worry about the number of bikes a person has, that's entirely overrated. There are some guys on this forum that I adore that have zero vintage bikes but they contribute a ton with their knowledge and enthusiasm and we all benefit from that.

    yay! Now go ride!
  • 01-04-2013
    Benster
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    Few more pics...
  • 01-04-2013
    muddybuddy
    Looks awsome. I bet that's going to be a great rider. Is that Sweetwater or Otay Lake?
  • 01-04-2013
    Benster
    Otay! About 10 homes away from me.
  • 01-04-2013
    Rumpfy
    Congrats Ben! Its been fun to watch the progression of this project. The love and excitement really translates.

    Look forward to your ride report and seeing it at K'Ville in a few months!
  • 01-04-2013
    girlonbike
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Rumpfy View Post
    Congrats Ben! Its been fun to watch the progression of this project. The love and excitement really translates.

    Look forward to your ride report and seeing it at K'Ville in a few months!

    We must have a party when you have 16000 posts! :p
  • 01-04-2013
    yo-Nate-y
    Sweet sixteen thousand?
  • 01-04-2013
    Rumpfy
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by girlonbike View Post
    We must have a party when you have 16000 posts! :p

    I'll make a special thread for it! Ten years on this forum (scary)...thats only 1600 posts a year....not too psycho. Right? :confused:
  • 01-04-2013
    chefmiguel
    Nice bike Ben, have a lot of fun with it.
  • 01-04-2013
    colker1
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Rumpfy View Post
    I'll make a special thread for it! Ten years on this forum (scary)...thats only 1600 posts a year....not too psycho. Right? :confused:

    Am i ten yrs here as well? What is this? I have moved to another country and back in the mean time.
  • 01-04-2013
    colker1
    I like the frame, the build and i like the pics, the light, the fence... Good stuff.
  • 01-04-2013
    Benster
    WOW! I expected some criticism! I think you are all getting soft these days! :D

    Happy New Year!
  • 01-04-2013
    Fillet-brazed
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Benster View Post
    WOW! I expected some criticism! I think you are all getting soft these days! :D

    Happy New Year!

    Needs Ritchey brakes and rims. :)

    As I mentioned before, nice looking bike. Rare color.
  • 01-04-2013
    girlonbike
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Benster View Post
    WOW! I expected some criticism! I think you are all getting soft these days! :D

    Happy New Year!

    you got that right. There's a San Andreas that is just begging for my comments. :D
  • 01-04-2013
    Rumpfy
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Benster View Post
    WOW! I expected some criticism! I think you are all getting soft these days! :D

    Happy New Year!

    Oh...well....in that case. :p

    Front wheel is on backwards. 'XT' logo should be same direction as the rear wheel. Line the tire logos up with the valve stems.

    Silver Ritchey (Nitto) Force stem and Ritchey hanger instead of the black Ritchey stem from a Bridgestone. Though I did the same thing on my blue Ritchey because the integrated hanger is just so much cleaner.

    Ritchey headset over a CK. Of course the CK is functionally superior.

    Toe clips and straps on the pedals otherwise go to SPDs.


    Anyone can nit pick a bike to death though. I think the build you put on it is really close to fully correct with some user friendly selections for hours of reliable fun XC shredding!
  • 01-04-2013
    girlonbike
    Yeah, the pedals. :skep:
  • 01-04-2013
    CCMDoc
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Benster View Post
    P22 complete! :)

    First the disclaimer... Certainly there are some items not quite 100% correct for a 95 P22, but I believe its all at least era correct and dammit I am not very patient and I really want to get this bike on the trails! Current weight w/ pedals is @ 23.4lbs which isn't too shabby.

    Huge props to Double Century for his technical assistance and for offloading a few of his components. It really pays to reach out on this site for advice... Also, huge thanks to Rumpfy for the controversial wheelset :thumbsup:. Thank you to Sky of Velocult. What an amazing resource for NOS items. I had no illusions I would ever end up with new Megabites! Last but not least, thank you to my wife who tolerates my insanity. I know 5 bikes is nothing compared to most of you in mtn bike vintage land, but in my particular household, it's plenty. ;)

    Overall, I am quite pleased with the final outcome. I tried to give this bike its proper justice. We'll see how she handles on the trails. I know I can't wait to find out!


    Just oozes class ... :thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup:
  • 01-04-2013
    tductape
    I think these would look good on that bike. Too bad I am a hoarder.



    Stunning bike Ben.
  • 01-04-2013
    yo-Nate-y
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Benster View Post
    WOW! I expected some criticism! I think you are all getting soft these days! :D

    Happy New Year!


    AAAAND the saddle is ugly.

    But all in all, I dig the bike! Now all you have to do is get Tim to pony up the goods.
    (and get some toe-clips/straps)
  • 01-05-2013
    colker1
    Ride report?:D

    You could place a longer stem there w/ the same 10 rise. 1cm longer. And move your saddle back a bit.
  • 01-05-2013
    Fred Smedley
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Benster View Post
    WOW! I expected some criticism! I think you are all getting soft these days! :D

    Happy New Year!

    Beautiful bike and job you did!
    Seat height?
  • 01-05-2013
    klasse
    looks like a nice bike, and yeah don't forget to pay Eric for those wheels! hahahaa:)
  • 01-05-2013
    Benster
    Nice! I take all the critique as constructive! Thanks all! BTW, is the seat really that ugly? I kinda like the thing.
  • 01-05-2013
    yo-Nate-y
    If you like it, go with it. Part of the aesthetic problem is it being so far forward on the rails. And personally, I just like Flites and Turbos and some of the other classic shapes. I think one of the Turbo-style Ritchey Logic saddles would look better.

    /nitpick off
  • 01-05-2013
    Benster
    Well, I have a Turbo looking for a home. Perhaps, I will put it on to check it out.
  • 01-05-2013
    colker1
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Benster View Post
    Well, I have a Turbo looking for a home. Perhaps, I will put it on to check it out.

    140mm gold tinted wcs ritchey stem, same color as seatpost. Not expensive. If your stem is 130mm, it will improve fit by a large margin and have you move back the saddle back on it's rails. Downside? no cable hanger.
  • 01-05-2013
    shawnw
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Benster View Post
    Nice! I take all the critique as constructive! Thanks all! BTW, is the seat really that ugly? I kinda like the thing.

    I like the saddle, it's original spec, and there comfy. I run them on all my 95-98 Ritchey's.
    I even keep spares for future Ritchey's.
  • 01-05-2013
    Benster
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by colker1 View Post
    140mm gold tinted wcs ritchey stem, same color as seatpost. Not expensive. If your stem is 130mm, it will improve fit by a large margin and have you move back the saddle back on it's rails. Downside? no cable hanger.

    Ya, will keep my eye open for a bit longer stem. Not changing the headset tho! Need integrated hanger included.
  • 02-11-2013
    Benster
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    I finally managed to to take the P22 for its first real spin this past Sunday! Have to admit, it was really hard to take out in the somewhat muddy conditions over my full sus Stumpy. But it was well worth it! Oh my gawd, what a blast... Soooo smooth, snappy and balanced. Technical downhill was somewhat sketchy, but I don't believe it's the bike. Muddy, slippery conditions and completely different riding style to a modern rig will take some getting used to. Great climber and at just over 23lbs it should be. I now "get" the allure for P series bikes... :cool:

    Ben

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  • 02-11-2013
    girlonbike
    Ritchey P22 project...
    Sweet, Ben! So excited for you. All ritchey ride!
  • 02-11-2013
    Benster
    Thanks GOB!
  • 02-11-2013
    Rumpfy
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Benster View Post
    I finally managed to to take the P22 for its first real spin this past Sunday! Have to admit, it was really hard to take out in the somewhat muddy conditions over my full sus Stumpy. But it was well worth it! Oh my gawd, what a blast... Soooo smooth, snappy and balanced. Technical downhill was somewhat sketchy, but I don't believe it's the bike. Muddy, slippery conditions and completely different riding style to a modern rig will take some getting used to. Great climber and at just over 23lbs it should be. I now "get" the allure for P series bikes... :cool:

    Ben

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    No, I'd say the sketchy assessment is pretty accurate. Or maybe a better way to say it is that you have to be checked in when up to speed and pointed down. It can get away from you if you're not on it.
  • 02-12-2013
    cegrover
    Beauty, eh!!
  • 02-12-2013
    Benster
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    No, I'd say the sketchy assessment is pretty accurate. Or maybe a better way to say it is that you have to be checked in when up to speed and pointed down. It can get away from you if you're not on it.

    Oh you mean like this? :thumbsup:
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  • 02-12-2013
    Satanic Pizza
    this thread was awesome. I want a classic rigid now. I have a 2000's rigid GT mtb and it's so much fun, but not nearly as classy as this!

    I have a modern Ritchey and love it. May Trolling of classifieds/ebay/etc begin!
  • 02-12-2013
    girlonbike
    Hee hee. Satanic Pizza makes me hungry!
  • 02-12-2013
    colker1
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Benster View Post
    No, I'd say the sketchy assessment is pretty accurate. Or maybe a better way to say it is that you have to be checked in when up to speed and pointed down. It can get away from you if you're not on it.

    Oh you mean like this? :thumbsup:
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    That's photoshoped.. Rumpfy never fell there. He doesn't ride.
  • 02-12-2013
    yo-Nate-y
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by colker1 View Post
    That's photoshoped.. Rumpfy never fell there. He doesn't ride.

    If you've seen the whole sequence you know he was was doing it trials style, hopping the front wheel all the way through.
  • 02-12-2013
    girlonbike
    That entire sequence should just be a sticky. :P where is it?
  • 02-12-2013
    Satanic Pizza
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by girlonbike View Post
    Hee hee. Satanic Pizza makes me hungry!

    but it will never fill you up! mwuhahahaha
  • 02-12-2013
    Rumpfy
    Never mind me, lets stay on topic here guys. :|
  • 02-12-2013
    girlonbike
    Already have the thread title worked out, "Epic Crashes on Vintage MTBs" with your crash series, Anomie's taco and the ones that Hollister got of Billy on Repack as the thread starters. Woo hoo! Just wish I was more of a picture collector.

    Whoever have them, please send them my way. Danke.
  • 02-12-2013
    hollister
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by girlonbike View Post
    Already have the thread title worked out, "Epic Crashes on Vintage MTBs" with your crash series, Anomie's taco and the ones that Hollister got of Billy on Repack as the thread starters. Woo hoo! Just wish I was more of a picture collector.

    Whoever have them, please send them my way. Danke.

    And upchucks yard sale in the snake pit. Smoothest recovery ever
  • 02-12-2013
    Rumpfy
    The bloody post Repack carnage.

    I think I have several wreck photos....maybe we'll start a thread.
  • 02-13-2013
    colker1
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Rumpfy View Post
    The bloody post Repack carnage.

    I think I have several wreck photos....maybe we'll start a thread.

    excellent thread!!
  • 03-18-2013
    Benster
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    Just a shameless update on the P22. Took er for the second "real" ride this past weekend and I am now starting to feel the essence of these Ritchey bikes. First ride was just that. A first date and we were both unsure how to behave if you know what I mean. Second ride and we are starting to feel a bit more comfortable with eachother. Call it a romance if you will. ;) What a fantastic, well handling bike!

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  • 03-18-2013
    jeff
    I'd call it courtship at this point. The real romance starts when one knows what the other is thinking. :)
  • 03-18-2013
    Fillet-brazed
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Benster View Post
    Just a shameless update on the P22. Took er for the second "real" ride this past weekend and I am now starting to feel the essence of these Ritchey bikes. First ride was just that. A first date and we were both unsure how to behave if you know what I mean. Second ride and we are starting to feel a bit more comfortable with eachother. Call it a romance if you will. ;) What a fantastic, well handling bike!

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    I like that pic. They are a great balance between lively and stable IMO.
  • 03-27-2013
    Benster
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    Brief update...
    I know the Shimano M730 cranks are not "correct" but man they look clean on the bike... Plus, it gives me time and motivation to sort the cosmetic issues on the Logic cranks. Your thoughts?
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  • 03-27-2013
    colker1
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Benster View Post
    I know the Shimano M730 cranks are not "correct" but man they look clean on the bike... Plus, it gives me time and motivation to sort the cosmetic issues on the Logic cranks. Your thoughts?
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    all bikes should have horizontal top tubes.