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    Happy 4th with a RWB Ritchey P-21

    Here's my new E-ticket ride that I finished up today. It is the 4th after all A '92/'93 Ritchey P-21 tig'd. # P590, This is going to be a rider so I can park my P-23 Team for special occasions I've always wanted a RWB Ritchey and after seeing Thomas Frischknecht's '92 P-21 tig that he won some World cups events on, I wanted to have the same paint scheme. The build is Ritchey crankset, bottom bracket, canti brakes, levers, prolite bars, seat, stem, WCS rims, Z-max tires, XT headset, XT 7 speed thumbies, XT front and rear derailleurs, XTR 8 speed cassette, Kore lite seatpost, White Industries hubs Only thing I'll be changing is the bars for a Ritchey WCS version. Now to get dirty


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    Very nice. I'll always liked the RWB Ritcheys too. I like how it has just about every possible Ritchey part also. The seatpost could be Ritchey, but I've never been a fan of laprade style seatposts. Did they make a non laprade type?
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    I want to see a picture of all your Ritchey's lined up together.

    Or your whole collection for that matter. You're like a resto-robot.
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    Your pace, and the quality of each restoration, is amazing. I can't imagine what the space where your bikes are kept looks like!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bushpig
    Your pace, and the quality of each restoration, is amazing. I can't imagine what the space where your bikes are kept looks like!
    i've seen his place and all his bikes. it's really something to behold.

    another great resto! you're like a robot when it comes restoring bikes!

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    C'mom Ken, if you are going with a theme.....go all the way.

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    what? no streamers from the handlebars?

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    Hmmz.. .I like!


    (the Ritchey, not the Christmas tree up here)
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    Just curious, did they really weigh 21 lbs the reason for the P21?

    I saw a P23 on display at Wheelsmith when they were still in Palo Alto. The P21s I believe were the race bikes, lighter and more money.

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    Quote Originally Posted by older guy
    Just curious, did they really weigh 21 lbs the reason for the P21?

    I saw a P23 on display at Wheelsmith when they were still in Palo Alto. The P21s I believe were the race bikes, lighter and more money.
    Any P-series bike was considered a race bike, they came in 2 flavors, Tig'd and fillet brazed but mostly tig'd as Tom Ritchey only Fillet Brazed a couple of dozen bikes a year in the '90's . Starting in '90 the P-23 was released and became a very sucessful race bike winning I think a World championship or two. It indeed weighs 23 lbs . In the following years the P-22 /P-21 /P-20 came out, lighter tubesets /forks and build componets brought the weight down the the 20 Lbs (P-20) by '94 or '95. Ya, they got more costly each year too as the frames lost an ounce here and there . Here's a pic of Frishi's '92 P-21 tig'd that he won a World Cup on. It just sold awhile ago in Europe


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    Quote Originally Posted by kb11
    Any P-series bike was considered a race bike, they came in 2 flavors, Tig'd and fillet brazed but mostly tig'd as Tom Ritchey only Fillet Brazed a couple of dozen bikes a year in the '90's . Starting in '90 the P-23 was released and became a very sucessful race bike winning I think a World championship or two. It indeed weighs 23 lbs . In the following years the P-22 /P-21 /P-20 came out, lighter tubesets /forks and build componets brought the weight down the the 20 Lbs (P-20) by '94 or '95. Ya, they got more costly each year too as the frames lost an ounce here and there . Here's a pic of Frishi's '92 P-21 tig'd that he won a World Cup on. It just sold awhile ago in Europe
    That one really shouldn't have slipped by. Shame on 'us'.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rumpfy
    That one really shouldn't have slipped by. Shame on 'us'.
    I would of been more motivated if it were in my size, but I have mine now

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rumpfy
    That one really shouldn't have slipped by. Shame on 'us'.

    ya, ya, rub it in. :|


    For some reason I was a bit lazy in chasing that one...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fillet-brazed
    ya, ya, rub it in. :|


    For some reason I was a bit lazy in chasing that one...

    Oh, I've been guilty of letting more than a few slip by.


    I test road Ruthie Mathis' P-22 race bike...then decided against buying it. It was back in 98ish so I didn't know better at the time and $1000 was pretty steep with no jobbie job....but now, oof.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rumpfy
    Oh, I've been guilty of letting more than a few slip by.


    I test road Ruthie Mathis' P-22 race bike...then decided against buying it. It was back in 98ish so I didn't know better at the time and $1000 was pretty steep with no jobbie job....but now, oof.


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    Quote Originally Posted by kb11
    I would of been more motivated if it were in my size, but I have mine now
    that's a 20 in right? i remember an interview w/ team ritchey's mechanic and he said frischy liked his bike bigger w/ a 130 (orwas it a 120) stem.
    those race ritcheys are so elegant.
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    Quote Originally Posted by colker1
    that's a 20 in right? i remember an interview w/ team ritchey's mechanic and he said frischy liked his bike bigger w/ a 130 (orwas it a 120) stem.
    those race ritcheys are so elegant.

    Yes, I believe Frischi's was a 20" and what looks to be a 130mm stem. I just found out it sold for $1505.00 Euros

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