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

    Happy New Year!
    Beautiful bike and job you did!
    Seat height?

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    looks like a nice bike, and yeah don't forget to pay Eric for those wheels! hahahaa

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    Nice! I take all the critique as constructive! Thanks all! BTW, is the seat really that ugly? I kinda like the thing.

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    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
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    Well, I have a Turbo looking for a home. Perhaps, I will put it on to check it out.

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    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.
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    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.

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    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.

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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...

    Ben

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    Ritchey P22 project...

    Sweet, Ben! So excited for you. All ritchey ride!
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    Thanks GOB!

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    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...

    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.
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    Beauty, eh!!

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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?
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    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!

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    Hee hee. Satanic Pizza makes me hungry!

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    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?
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    That's photoshoped.. Rumpfy never fell there. He doesn't ride.
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    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.
    Somec is like the digital Zunow
    And this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JD5h3y0a9AU

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    That entire sequence should just be a sticky. :P where is it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by girlonbike View Post
    Hee hee. Satanic Pizza makes me hungry!
    but it will never fill you up! mwuhahahaha

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    Never mind me, lets stay on topic here guys. :|
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    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.

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    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
    looking for 20-21" P team

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    The bloody post Repack carnage.

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