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    Ritchey P-29er - Finally built up my dream SS

    It's been a dream build I've wanted to do for a long time, and as luck would have it I was offered a P-29er frame as a trade while selling one of my other bikes. How could I say no?

    It's mostly complete, though I am still waiting on a few "just right" parts.

    -Wheelset of contrasting red/blue Spank Oozy rims on red/blue hope pro 4 hubs.
    -Ritchey wet red seatpost with a non i-beam version of the same saddle
    -Ritchey wet white C260 stem
    -Hope blue crankset
    -WCS Fork

    I decided to go with a lot of contrasting red/blue parts. I tend to be a bit over the top when it comes to bikes, and really wanted to do the ritchey justice while being a blast to ride. I took it out for the first time yesterday and logged a solid 22 miles of singletrack, smiling the entire time.

    Ritchey P-29er Horizontal Dropout Frame
    Nashbar carbon fork (came with the frame, actually seems pretty decent!)
    Crankbrothers Cobalt 3 Wheelset
    Hope Tech3 X2 Brake F+R
    Hope Floating 160mm rotors (Blue/Red)
    Hope SS Bottom Bracket (Blue)
    RaceFace Aeffect Crank
    Absolute Black Oval Chainring (Red/34T)
    Wolf Tooth Cog (Blue/20T)
    VeloSport Red/White/Blue spacers
    STG i-Beam saddle/Post
    Loaded Precision Stem
    Spank Oozy Trail Handlebar (Blue)
    Spurcycle Bell
    Various other odds and ends

    Sitting at just over 21lb
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    Beautiful! 'Merica!
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    Nice! This was on the short list of frames I was looking at. Just couldn't find one in my size so I ended up with a Chumba Stella. Jealous!
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    Sweet Ride! One of my "want to own someday" frames - - the slider version that is.
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    Nice Fiats too!

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    Wow, I didn't know this frame came in a slider version. I thought it only came with a hanger and geared dropouts... I may be on the hunt soon.

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    The older versions had sliders. The newer frames don't

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    Yep, I would have been a lot less excited if the offer had been for the newer vertical dropout model. I have been riding a Cannondale Trail SL SS for the last 6 months or so (my first SS), and hated the eccentric BB with a passion. The only thing worse than dealing with an eccentric would have been ruining a perfect ritchey frame with a chain tensioner.

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    Yeah, that's over the topů

    I like it!

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    Hey

    May be I'm dumb.

    May be because I'm French (who said "that's the ****in same !!!" ?)

    But

    Oval Chainring and SS without tensioner, nobody's react?

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    Quote Originally Posted by addes8 View Post
    Hey

    May be I'm dumb.

    May be because I'm French (who said "that's the ****in same !!!" ?)

    But

    Oval Chainring and SS without tensioner, nobody's react?
    What's the problem? It has sliding dropouts. I run an oval ring on my Niner One9 fine without a tensioner.
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    Quote Originally Posted by addes8 View Post
    Hey

    May be I'm dumb.

    May be because I'm French (who said "that's the ****in same !!!" ?)

    But

    Oval Chainring and SS without tensioner, nobody's react?
    Best I can tell the amount of tension differential because of the oval ring is small enough to allow it to work without dropping. Seeing and thinking about it still seems like it wouldn't work but there quite a few people running it successfully

    Also I have a fondness for those Ritchey frames and even more so done as a Captain America build.

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    Ovals work on singlespeeds. I've used an absolute black 32t for a couple thousand miles and haven't dropped a chain.

    Chain tension is a little more critical and needs adjusted more frequently. Have to find the sweet spot where it's not too tight in the big part of the ring and not too loose in the small part. A little stretch which usually wouldn't be a problem on a round ring, can make it too loose on the small part of an oval. Guessing I adjust my tension about 2x as frequently as I would with a normal ring.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drider85 View Post
    Best I can tell the amount of tension differential because of the oval ring is small enough to allow it to work without dropping. Seeing and thinking about it still seems like it wouldn't work but there quite a few people running it successfully

    Also I have a fondness for those Ritchey frames and even more so done as a Captain America build.

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    As said, it works fine with the oval. The change in tension is not enough to cause any issues, and I'd argue you gain more of the benefit of an oval with a SS than you would with a geared bike.

    Also, since you mentioned Captain America, here's me riding the Ritchey in my CA kit:



    And here's my go-to race kit to complete the entire look:


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    Awesome! When to much is just enough.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iibbmm View Post
    As said, it works fine with the oval. The change in tension is not enough to cause any issues, and I'd argue you gain more of the benefit of an oval with a SS than you would with a geared bike.

    Also, since you mentioned Captain America, here's me riding the Ritchey in my CA kit:



    And here's my go-to race kit to complete the entire look:

    Haha. I love it! Sweet bike and sweet kit!


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    iibbmm,

    I have the same frame and love it! I am looking at getting a carbon fork for it, how do you like the Nashbar fork?

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    P29 singlespeed 27.5+

    ive had mine for 4+ years. it needed a wheel rebuild anyway and after much measuring and head scratching and I decided to try 2.8 zmax on 27.5 stans barons.
    plenty of clearance and a clean refresh to an awesome bike.


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    It's almost like you read my mind. I've been thinking about doing the P-29 a 27.5+

    How does it handle with the bigger tires?

    The real question, is : Is it tossable? I ride tight, tight trails with tight corners and some jumps.

    How is the toe overlap?

    Thanks!
    Rafael T

    Oldtimer, have been missing in action.

    Quote Originally Posted by stinkytevas View Post
    ive had mine for 4+ years. it needed a wheel rebuild anyway and after much measuring and head scratching and I decided to try 2.8 zmax on 27.5 stans barons.
    plenty of clearance and a clean refresh to an awesome bike.


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