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    Annapurna 1A5

    Was it anyone here who just scored that beautiful Annapurna frameset
    from the auction site?

    I had those photos open all week just to admire it. This must have been
    among the very first of the Annapurna frames.

    Clearly someone is going to treat it right (me thinks).

    Anyone???

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    Not me...but I was watching it.

    Here are some photos

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    Tom Ritchey

    Everything TR that I own broke. My off center rims developed scary cracks. Anyone else have problems with TR?

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    Quote Originally Posted by pepelkod View Post
    Everything TR that I own broke. My off center rims developed scary cracks. Anyone else have problems with TR?
    Head set and BB cups cracked. That's it.
    Zip ties? Not on my bike!

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    Link to a .pdf of a 1983 article in an English bike magazine, Ritchey/MountainBikes on the cover of February 1983 Bicycle. Definitely the first R/MB to arrive in the UK.

    http://sonic.net/~ckelly/Seekay/ckim...azine_1983.pdf

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    Wonderful piece! Thanks for posting it.

    Does anyone have the US Bicycling Mag article from spring 1981 (April or May?) that has TR on the front cover? The cover image is easy enough to find, but does anyone have a scan of the actual article? If so, could you be so kind as to post it? Please?

    It was that article that inspired me to order my Ritchey in August.

    Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LeicaLad View Post
    Wonderful piece! Thanks for posting it.

    Does anyone have the US Bicycling Mag article from spring 1981 (April or May?) that has TR on the front cover? The cover image is easy enough to find, but does anyone have a scan of the actual article? If so, could you be so kind as to post it? Please?
    Now who might have such a thing?

    Today's scan if I get time.

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    I'm still looking forward to reading that May 1981 Bicycling article. . .


    Okay, if this post if off the reservation, it can be pulled. Below is a stunning example of TR's frame-building. It is a tandem. I wish it were mine, but it isn't! The stoker position is too big for my stoker, anyway.

    There is a serious discussion elsewhere about trying to date this. There appears to be no serial #. The components are 70's, but that oblong downtube treatment screams '82-'84 to me. The Palo Alto decal says 1980-82. As does the twin-plate crown. It has a 5-speed alpine freewheel. The BB's are earlier model Phil's. The front hub is an older Phil. The rear is a drum brake with no visible brand marking.

    Can anyone advise with a more precise build year?

    Otherwise, here are some amazing photos.




















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    Asked TR his take on this beaut, here is his edit'd reply

    I built quite a few of them, road tandems ===between 74-79








    There is a serious discussion elsewhere about trying to date this. There appears to be no serial #. The components are 70's, but that oblong downtube treatment screams '82-'84 to me. The Palo Alto decal says 1980-82. As does the twin-plate crown. It has a 5-speed alpine freewheel. The BB's are earlier model Phil's. The front hub is an older Phil. The rear is a drum brake with no visible brand marking.

    Can anyone advise with a more precise build year?

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    Thanks.

    There's a '78 road tandem on the registry list, but the down tubes are not shaped, like the later 84+ Team Comps, etc. This one just seems later, but just in my rustic's eye.

    His response reminds me of a comment once made by a well-known foreign correspondent from whom I was trying to verify a citation date for an article he'd written. He said, "Articles are like burgers. Some are certainly better than others, but all are ultimately forgettable." And I thought, "Maybe for you!!!" Same thoughts here: Really? It was one of oh-so-many I've forgotten? Sigh.

    Thanks, again, for asking.

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    Beautiful tandem!!

    Check the date on the seat posts. If they're the same it's probably reliable. Seatposts seems to be one of the components that don't get swapped out that often.
    Each bicycle owned exponentially increases the probability that none is working correctly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aemmer View Post
    Sure glad you got the original fork......and bars....Congratulations.....
    Quote Originally Posted by djmuff View Post
    Thanks! I'm super happy to have it. Serial number is 9C14, so yeah, it's a 19".
    Very Cool! I'm the original owner of 9C13, that I had Tom build for me late summer of 85. after over 2 decades of hard riding, with the paint looking pretty rough, the time has come for a rebuild. I've managed to collect most of the needed components for my restoration, with the exception of some NOS brakes. (got any?)

    quick question. Does anyone have the Imron Paint Code for the original "Team Comp Red"? Also I'm having a hard time locating decals to match the originals. Any source for the vintage design/color scheme for these. They were the blue stickers with the yellow border.

    Much thanks,
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    Quote Originally Posted by westsailwill View Post
    very cool! I'm the original owner of 9c13, that i had tom build for me late summer of 85. After over 2 decades of hard riding, with the paint looking pretty rough, the time has come for a rebuild. I've managed to collect most of the needed components for my restoration, with the exception of some nos brakes. (got any?)

    quick question. Does anyone have the imron paint code for the original "team comp red"? Also i'm having a hard time locating decals to match the originals. Any source for the vintage design/color scheme for these. They were the blue stickers with the yellow border.

    Much thanks,
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    picspicspics!!!!!!!
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    Time for a little road action... I recently found this bike in my size. The salmon-color would not my first choice, but the paint is in great condition. The components are dated 1989, so it's probably from '89 or '90. I've only ridden it around the block a few times, but looking forward to putting on the miles.

    <img src="https://www.oldmountainbikes.com/bikes/pics/99R9/20120606085236.jpg" height="512" width="683">

    <img src="https://www.oldmountainbikes.com/bikes/pics/99R9/20120606085321.jpg" height="683" width="512">
    Each bicycle owned exponentially increases the probability that none is working correctly.

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    Laffeaux,,

    PERFECT.
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    Will,
    You can search the threads, but I think some folks here have had good experience with velocals.com. If I'm not mistaken, some NOS decals just like that sold on eBay in the last few months; he may have more, check the recently ended listings.

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    Excellent score Eric, Salmon uh? lol
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    I like the color. And the bike.
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    That is BEAUTIFUL and I love the color. Just perfect.
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    Quote Originally Posted by laffeaux View Post
    Time for a little road action... I recently found this bike in my size. The salmon-color would not my first choice, but the paint is in great condition. The components are dated 1989, so it's probably from '89 or '90. I've only ridden it around the block a few times, but looking forward to putting on the miles.

    Matches your polo though right?

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    Actually I don't mind Salmon , just giving laffeaux some payback, guess TR had some left over for #8P5

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    Ken, yep it's the same color as your bike - which I always referred to as "salmon" and never considered it to be pink.
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    Quote Originally Posted by laffeaux View Post
    Ken, yep it's the same color as your bike - which I always referred to as "salmon" and never considered it to be pink.
    Your a wise man
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    Quote Originally Posted by kb11 View Post
    Actually I don't mind Salmon , just giving laffeaux some payback, guess TR had some left over for #8P5

    You're making Fillet brazed cry again.
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    I dig the salmon color, KB's is a personal favorite.

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    Quote Originally Posted by laffeaux View Post
    Time for a little road action... I recently found this bike in my size.
    So, I get off work and head to the bike shop to go buy the salmon colored Ritchey road bike in my size they just posted. The shop owner tells me he's been on the phone all day with a guy from Idaho and Mr. Idaho just made arrangements to buy it an hour before I got there.

    Glad it was you. Sort of.

    Either you were lucky with timing or have some sort of Google Alert set up; you insta-poached that bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ish View Post
    So, I get off work and head to the bike shop to go buy the salmon colored Ritchey road bike in my size they just posted. The shop owner tells me he's been on the phone all day with a guy from Idaho and Mr. Idaho just made arrangements to buy it an hour before I got there.

    Glad it was you. Sort of.

    Either you were lucky with timing or have some sort of Google Alert set up; you insta-poached that bike.
    Sorry to snatch it out from under you like that. And luckily I had someone e-mail me and let me know that the bike was there. Otherwise I'd not have seen it. I'm really happy to have found it.
    Each bicycle owned exponentially increases the probability that none is working correctly.

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    Did anyone here get that sweet 1997 Road Logic out from under me on eBay yesterday (the one in Switzerland)? Damn did I want that thing. LOVED the red/white/blue team paint job on it.

    FCTi

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    Got a link? Maybe an ex-Frishi bike?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rumpfy View Post
    Maybe an ex-Frishi bike?
    It was a 50cm, so too small for him.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rumpfy View Post
    Got a link? Maybe an ex-Frishi bike?

    This one..

    NICE RITCHEY 1997 STEEL ROAD LOGIC FRAME IN GREAT CONDITION WITH ORIGINAL FORK | eBay

    bad. A$$.

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    For sure. Glad it was too small for me.
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    P-23?

    Scored this yesterday..





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    Quote Originally Posted by laffeaux View Post
    It was a 50cm, so too small for him.
    Yes, Frischi rides a 56. I almost bought the one he road in the 96 Olympic Road Race.

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    Good score.

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    You can't go wrong with a red P-23
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    My first mountain bike. 1985 Ritchey Commando that I ordered with Phil Wood Hubs.
    The tires are the only things that are not original.
    Check out the first seat post dropper.
    Thanks Dave for getting me started in this great sport!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rock dude View Post
    My first mountain bike. 1985 Ritchey Commando that I ordered with Phil Wood Hubs.
    The tires are the only things that are not original.
    Check out the first seat post dropper.
    Thanks Dave for getting me started in this great sport!
    MY SIZE! DUDE! Extremely jealous! Niiiiceee!

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    Sweet Commando, they are the coolest, IMO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shawnw View Post
    Sweet Commando, they are the coolest, IMO.
    At one time I was thinking of selling it to fund the build of a Turner but I decided to hang it on my wall.
    I just remember all the trails I rode with this bike and all the people that would ask me "what in the heck is that thing".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rock dude View Post
    At one time I was thinking of selling it to fund the build of a Turner but I decided to hang it on my wall.
    I just remember all the trails I rode with this bike and all the people that would ask me "what in the heck is that thing".
    I'm sure glad you kept it, and I hope you go back to riding it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shawnw View Post
    I'm sure glad you kept it, and I hope you go back to riding it.
    I put that poor bike through hell, so she's been retired

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    Awesome Commando. Some day I'd like to add one like that to the herd...

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    Sweet Commando.

    I'll be posting some pic's of my 84 Team Comp as soon as she's finished. Should be complete in a week or so.....

    looking for a pair of primo Araya RM20's 36 hole

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    Liking that Commander!

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    Cool-blue Rhythm 84 team comp

    Rocco,

    Unable to respond to your PM, as I don't have enough posts on the forum.

    Thanks,
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    Sorry mods, I'll try again w/o the CL link. I'm not trying to sell anyting.

    Interesting listing for an overpriced Ritchey is the topic of a thread on the Rivendell owners group discussion site. I find it kinda funny how us bike geeks get all caught up in brand loyality. It's our identity. I got soundly ripped here on MTBR for saying how much I liked the A Homer Hilson. The Riv crew is cracking up over a Ritchey. Sure its overpriced, but now that I own a Ritchey, my brand loyality makes me want to rub the 3K bombadil frame price back in their nose.

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    In the course of delivering pianos I get into a lot of people's houses. Yesterday a guy asked me if I could take his table saw along with the piano. When I prepared to put the saw in the garage, I came across this.

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    My limited knowledge make me think that the frame is out of date with the components somehow. Am I right?

    A retro resto? Mixto?

    I need Ritchey bullmoose bars!

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    Quote Originally Posted by El Sapo Rojo View Post
    My limited knowledge make me think that the frame is out of date with the components somehow. Am I right?!
    It looks to be pretty much untouched to me. Frame and components are 1985(ish).
    Each bicycle owned exponentially increases the probability that none is working correctly.

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    The pedals are at least five years newer than the rest, but otherwise, yeah.
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    Quote Originally Posted by El Sapo Rojo View Post
    My limited knowledge make me think that the frame is out of date with the components somehow. Am I right?
    This bike did not look like anyone had ridden it very hard, and the owner didn't strike me at all as a cyclist. He was not a collector or the type to be doing much to the bike. I would bet he had the bike since it was new and when he was 50# lighter.

    He might even entertain an offer on it, if anyone but me knew where it was.

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    Aaaaand....dick tease of the day award goes to RepackRider!~
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    Here are a few of my more recent acquisitions, hopefully not repeated posts. And if so, enjoy the 2nd go, 'round if you can.

    '86 Commando from one of my favorite contributors, here
    '93 P-21 Team
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vlad View Post
    How does she ride?
    Zip ties? Not on my bike!

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    Very nice collection you have there!

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    Love that Commando.
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    Ruthie is awesome.
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    First go- around, second go-around, one can never tire of looking at Ritchey's like these

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rumpfy View Post
    Ruthie is awesome.
    Yeah, we're tight like this.
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    The supercomp is just wonderfull.

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    cool dog, nice bike, nice shirt.

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    Hey, That jersey goes w a different bike.....

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    Jim,
    I am slow.....
    Washing, waxing, and replacing a few cables now.. give me six more months and it will be back together.....



    Emma is my main riding partner.......Always ready...rarely complains:

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    OMG, is that frame a beauty. Sigh. My size, too. What's the serial#? (jus' curious...)

    Very handsome dog, too.

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    Two nice bikes Tim!!

    Here is another from a website. Ritchey MountainBikes

    Since the web is not like a book where you can refer back to it years in the future; I thought it best to post some of the photos and most of the description because the links might go out of date or don't work which is very frustrating and useless for research.

    Serial number 2R089

    I don't see it on the oldmountainbikes site yet.

    Quote copied from the site: CycleEXIF

    " Most local bike shops will have a token classic or collectable bike displayed somewhere, attestation to the proprietor’s favored genre or the shop’s specialty. Long had I admired the vintage mountain bike strung up on the wall of Sydney’s City Bike Depot, which, upon inquiry, revealed the brilliant story of a founding father of off-road cycling — Tom Ritchey.
    As it turns out, this frame is stamped 2 R 0 8 9 — the 89th Tom assembled under the Ritchey MountainBikes banner, circa 1983. It was purchased by the founding father of City Bike Depot, Hugh, who purchased it from the first owner, complete with original catalog and sales receipt. According to Wikipedia, Tom Ritchey’s partnership with Gary Fisher and Charlie Kelly dissolved in 1983, making this one of the first frames Ritchey fillet brazed in the first year of business.

    The condition is what realtors would call ‘a renovators dream’, but the paint only hides what would be as fine as any fillet brazing seen these days. Ritchey was known for breaking away from the lugged tradition for off-road-specific frames, describing the joins in his catalog as ‘perfectly radiused fillets’. The component list vividly describe the era, when Magura supplied brake levers straight from the motorcycle basket, as they had not yet developed a bicycle version: there’s still allowances for indicators and a throttle cable. The gearing is appropriately wide, catered for by a TA Specialites triple crankset and selected by early Suntour thumbies. It’s all rolling on a beautiful pair of original Wheelsmith wheels, the rear hiding an interesting detail: the California Bicycle License sticker.

    Hugh is very proud to be the custodian of such an important piece of cycling’s history, his only regret is that his contact did not opt for the slightly more expensive original ‘Bullmoose’ handlebars, handmade by Tom himself. Perhaps the Specialized stem and bars are just as significant, they may have been inspired by Tom’s trademark mustache.

    Massive thanks to Hugh and the guys at City Bike Depot in Sydney’s central business district, especially Matt, for his photographic assistance. Hugh and Adam completed the Three Peaks Challenge last weekend, a fund raiser for cancer research, so better give them a couple of days before dropping by the shop. Make sure you do, though, even if it’s just to ogle Tom Ritchey’s frame #89."
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    I have a 1987 Ritchey Ascent [so i'm told] that has a 3 digit ser.#, and I found one on oldmountain bikes website that has the same #s as this one, can 2 bikes have the same ser#s???? or is this the same bike?

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    Same #'s, same bike...

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    Quote Originally Posted by westsailwill View Post
    Same #'s, same bike...
    That's what I thought,now to find that guy that posted this bike on Old mountain bikes. THANKS

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    No problem man. How about some pic's?

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    no pics yet, not enough posts

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    I'm in the same boat. I have a beautiful 84 Team Comp (original owner) that just finishing a retro rebuild on. She is quite the looker, but until I post a few more messages everyone will nust have to wait.

    Cheers

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    How about some more pic's of that awesome Commando?

    My new wheelsets come sometime this weekend, so l'll be posting pic's of the primo 84 Comp then.

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    97 Comp

    Parts wise, this is probably the most bastardized Comp you will ever see, but there is a story behind it! The frame was given to me by Ritchey while I was working for one of their parts distributors. Then virtually all the other parts I managed to beg, borrow or steal off of some of our other suppliers. The Pulstar hubs were given to me by Kirk Hoeppner the inventor, and are a hand made prototype.
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    Bastardized or not. Still a great looking ride.

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    viagra?....new ritchey model?....since when? G stop playing with the boys
    Needed: 26.8mm XTR seatpost, blue GT/Grundig Jersey.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gm1230126 View Post
    viagra?....new ritchey model?....since when? G stop playing with the boys
    Dang spammers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by girlonbike View Post
    Dang spammers.
    Glad you set that straight
    Needed: 26.8mm XTR seatpost, blue GT/Grundig Jersey.

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    Sorry about the suck photo. This was hanging high on a wall next to a skylight.

    I put this in BCC, but it belongs here because the guy is not riding it to the post office. He knows what he has.

    Original owner, he still has the receipt I wrote for him in 1982.
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    CL find of the week.

    1989 Ascent Comp in nice red and black fade. Full XT730. Appears to be mostly stock except the wheels and seat. It came with some Walmart Mongoose wheels(???) and a newer seat. Luckily I had a set of gray Matrix rims laced to black XT hubs and Megabite tires. I also had a Flite saddle but would rather have a turbo or Ritchey. The frame size is 21.5. Too big for me but I'll make do considering the price.









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    this just in,

    just picked this up at the crested butte marshalls auction. note the potts type two.
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    Sweet.
    Somec is like the digital Zunow
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    Looks like its had a rough life. Great front fork!
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    Quote Originally Posted by den haag View Post
    just picked this up at the crested butte marshalls auction. note the potts type two.
    Potts Type ll fork & and what looks like a Ben...Marinovative rear brake...those 2 items alone worth 5 bills.
    Looks like it was built in Marin...about '92 ish...
    Nice score.

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    Just on the basis of the rear brake....the frame looks to be like an 83 or something.

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    Finally took some decent shots of my Team Comp. Here's one of them.

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    More please!
    Somec is like the digital Zunow
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    Very Sweet. Looks like an '84.

    What is the serial #, if you don't mind?

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    With the Potts on there...the Ritchey looks soo laxed...66* or what ....My '38 shwine looks the same w/ staight blade Koski's on it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LeicaLad View Post
    Very Sweet. Looks like an '84.

    What is the serial #, if you don't mind?
    This is the same bike that I posted starting back on page 31, and we chatted about for a bit.
    Serial number is 9C14. And here's another shot.

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    Nice photo!


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    Love this...

    Ben

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    Such a good looker. It seems that Tom made about 75 (give or take a dozen) of these, pretty much exactly alike. But this particular series, the initial C series, seems to have been too pretty to ride, 'cause so many of them turn up in near pristine condition.

    I'm grateful, of course. I do believe that I was the first person to ever ride the '84 that was passed on to me by Matt. I still tend to treat it with kid gloves and really haven't even gotten it dirty. I think I need to find another one that is already a bit beat, just so I can ride it!

    YMMV, of course.

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    Tom does awesome work, a true legend. Been on here before but needs to be in this thread:













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    are you gonna paint that frame one day?
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    Me, no. I save the krylon for my klunker projects.
    I just got lucky and showed up at the shop last Saturday after it had been stripped and lightly blasted.
    Thus the reason for the crappy cell phone pics on such a beautiful piece. For all I know, it might be painted already.....
    Like a little kid waiting for Christmas.
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    Is there a place other than Velocals where I can source decals?
    everything sucks but my vacuum cleaner.

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    I think Ritchey might still have those. I got an older version from them a bit back. Cheap too...
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    The inductees, Tom Ritchey, Susan DeMattei, Rob Parsons and Erin Hartwell.

    Me, Tom and Joe. Gary wasn't there to complete the boxed set.
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    Congrats to the inductees. Thanks for posting pics.

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    TR wearing a black T shirt. NIce.
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    Tom is one of those guys that never seems to look much older....god I hate those guys!

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    84 Team Comp 19"

    Serial # 9C10

    Got this with approximately 260 original miles (original odometer, see photo) on it. Owned by a little old lady, literally, in Portland, OR.

    It came to me with wierd plastic 27 inch fenders, a Sachs Huret odometer, comfort seat, Specialized Street Stomper tyres, Jim Blackburn rear rack and original receipt. I took all of these things off and saved them.

    It needed a good clean and grease.

    The paint is 99% and the overall condition is near perfect.

    I put on Mathauser brake pads, cables inners and outers, grips, tyres (just temporary until I find some interesting period ones), and a different seat. I have and will keep all the other original bits that I replaced.

    LeicaLad noted and wrote on this forum that for some reason it seems these bikes, 84 Team Comp, were well cared for or not ridden much. This one certainly fits that.
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    beautifull...
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    I just wet my shorties!

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    Looks like thing was barely ridden!
    Each bicycle owned exponentially increases the probability that none is working correctly.

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    Great ceasar's ghost!!!
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    There's those rack mounts again..
    looking for 20-21" P team

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    Fantastic! You are amazing.

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    Annapurna A10

    Restoring need decal info
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    Thanks for the comments!!!

    It was fun to restore and have it come out so nice.

    I have added few more photos including the original receipt and the odometer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sq_root_of_2 View Post
    Thanks for the comments!!!

    It was fun to restore and have it come out so nice.

    I have added few more photos including the original receipt and the speedometer.
    If I can make a request....I would love to see your bikes in its own threads because, frankly, you are quite the restoration guy.

    Just a thought!

    I can only imagine what your other bikes look like!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rismtb View Post
    Restoring need decal info
    You too! Whoa...more...pics...please!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rismtb View Post
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    Do you have pics of the full frame? The "A" was used for early Everest frames which morphed into the Team Comp frame, and later was used to designate Annapurna frames. Seeing the details at the seat cluster and the head tube "lugs" would help determine what decals the bike likely came with.
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    I have seen most of Sqrootof2's bikes. All I can say is as nice as his pictures are, seeing them in person was amazing. Every one of them are over the top beautiful.

    Looks like you did it again.

    Nice.....
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    Mystery Rider

    OK Ritchey fans...identify this rider! This is a signed Ritchey Race Jersey I dug out of the archives this afternoon, vintage 95-96 if my memory serves me. I know for sure that three of the four signatures belong to Shari Kain, Thomas Frischknecht, and Warren Sallenbach, but I will be damned if I can remember who the other rider is! First MTBR member to identify the fourth gets kicked in the junk by me!
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    Ha...you are correct, my wife came up with it just before you did. You still get kicked in the junk!

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    Sully?

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    Ha...you are correct, my wife came up with it just before you did. You still get kicked in the junk!

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    hope i got the decal right

    Quote Originally Posted by rismtb View Post
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    Sneak preview A10
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    1995 Ritchey P22
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    Another P-22, just to keep the thread going



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    1b96

    Timberwolf brought in out of the cold. I'm thinking complete rebuild I have another set of bull moose that need to go on. The salsa bar and tioga stem outa here.
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    That is sooooo nice.

    I echo the need for lots more photos!

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    1990 p-23

    Has its own thread, but placed here for posterity.

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    question. tig p-22 and p-23 parts spec is pretty much identical, how can you identify a desticked p series if it is a 22 or a 23? serial #? thanks
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    This thread got lively!
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    Tig P-23's usually have 3 digit #, Tig P-22's usually have 4 digit # but not always

    usually Tig P-21's have a P before a 3 digit # like P479., but not always

    Team P series bikes have frame size, P, and a 2 or 3 digit number , like 8P18, but not always

    If it has a non Ritchey rear drops outs, its an early P-23, if it has Ritchey drop outs it's a '91 or later P23 or P22 or ?

    See this list of serial #'s for P series bikes: Old Mountain Bikes: Ritchey Bike Listing

    Hope this helps
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    ^^^^ This type of advice is very helpful. But not always
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    slowly coming

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    Is that a seat sandwich, in a sandwich bag..
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    Quote Originally Posted by hollister View Post
    Is that a seat sandwich, in a sandwich bag..
    He's doing his best Halaburt impersonation.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rumpfy View Post
    He's doing his best Halaburt impersonation.
    Quote Originally Posted by hollister View Post
    Is that a seat sandwich, in a sandwich bag..
    Quote Originally Posted by laffeaux View Post
    Does your wife ever wonder where all of the sandwich bags go?
    LOL x 3. You're going to need a big, big bag for an extra long churro for the bars.

    p.s. don't say you need a bullmoose, I know you do...it just didn't fit into my plans for this post.

    p.p.s somebody get the man a FB'ed bullmoose bar! I'm tired of seeing all his sad little parts in bags.

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    Ruthless bunch. Each little bag was marked Everest as it came off the bike. Have everything for this build except proper wheels. Came with quill style bar/stem. It's the Competition that needs the clamp on Ritchey bars. I buy my baggies in bulk. The wife comes out to the garage when she needs one for her sandwich. And my storage is much less organized than Halaburts (although I heard rumor he has misplaced whole projects on occasion)






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    Quote Originally Posted by Aemmer View Post
    Ruthless bunch. Each little bag was marked Everest as it came off the bike. Have everything for this build except proper wheels. Came with quill style bar/stem. It's the Competition that needs the clamp on Ritchey bars. I buy my baggies in bulk. The wife comes out to the garage when she needs one for her sandwich. And my storage is much less organized than Halaburts (although I heard rumor he has misplaced whole projects on occasion)






    Oh. Excuse me. I get confused when the wacko collectors have multiples.

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    That red P23 sure is stunning... Very nice indeed!

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    1B229 Timberwolf 85?

    This bike was donated to Community Bikes and I bought it from collector who bought it from the Donation place after they went over it to make it roadworthy and ridable. Not sure what happened in that process but sure as the Pope is a catholic the bull moose bars probably went out the back door. Unless…..the gooseneck stem [with a Anlun emblem] is original?? The bike's paint is definitely original with no down tube decals and just the head tube badge. I really like the TR 4130 decal is just screams RITCHEY!!!!!!!!!
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    When I first started visiting VRC and developing an addiction for old mountain bikes, my first must have grail bike to find was an old Everest. Well, been working on Big Red for a few years now and finally got him presentable:















    With the pressure of needing a ride for the upcoming meet at Keyesville, I cut a few corners to finish the project. Nothing I won't come back and change after the meet, but they stick out to me and my desire to stay to my initial goal. My goal was simple. Keep it to 1981 and don't overdo it. Simple, clean, no over polishing of parts, but a nice display of a period correct bike showing natural patina accrued over thirty+ years of riding. Rest assured hours of meditation, consideration and elbow grease went into each part before it made it's way onto the frame.

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    new paint

    Aemmer turn your head, you can't see these
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    Thats a beauty Tim. Are you sure you want to ride it, it may look nice over the fire place mantel.

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    Very nice work, T! It's great that there are vrc folks around like yourself who are passionate about restoring these old rigs to their original glory. Enjoy!

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    Hey Tim....very nice!!!

    You are doing a great job on your bikes and you are having lots of fun doing it.

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    Sweet!
    Mind sharing the build details?


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    Looks really nice, Tim. Great job.

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    Quote Originally Posted by logbiter View Post
    Sweet!
    Mind sharing the build details?
    Is that a French Laprade (pre-SR) seatpost by any chance? I don't really know what they look like as you don't see many of them around.

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    I tried, still not sure how to copy multiple quotes on VRC but thank you all for the nice comments. You all have some very nice Ritchey's yourselves!



    Here is the build thread. Still a few things to change. Nothing glaring but a few things just aren't quite right to me. Don't think those pedals came out until 82/83 need some silver KKT Lightnings or Suntour MP1000's, Still need a few brass ferrules for the top tube brake housing, those are aluminum on there now. Need to braze the cable ends. Thanks to H for letting me know I need end caps not plugs on the bar ends (like the red ones you see on really old Stumpies), Has a Specialized chain guard glued on the chain stay. Haven't been too anxious to take it off yet. Always pictured this build with allen head bolts instead of QR's. Jaguar shift cable housing. Thats about it though.

    Loosing a little with the cut and paste function from Excell to VRC but you get it:

    RITCHEY EVEREST 1981 NOTES
    FRAME Ritchey Everest JS
    FORK Ritchey Biplane JS
    RIMS UKAI WITH BUMPS RG
    HUBS PHIL WOOD STEEL RG
    WHEEL QR CAMPY CLIST MARK
    FREEWHEEL/CASSETTE WINNER 6 DONOR UNIVEGA
    SPOKES RG
    TUBES SCHRADER FULL CIRCLE CYCLE
    TIRES MITSUBOSHI SILVER STAR DONOR SCHWINN K5
    HANDLEBARS RITCHEY BULLMOOSE JS
    GRIPS FOAMIES FIRST FLIGHT
    BRAKE LEVERS MAGURA JS
    SHIFT LEVERS SUNTOUR MIGHTY JS
    STEM RITCHEY BULLMOOSE JS
    HEADSET CAMPT NR JS
    BRAKES FRONT MAFAC JS
    BRAKES REAR MAFAC JS
    SADDLE BROOKS B72 CLIST DAN
    SEATPOST LAPRADE JS
    SEATPOST QR CAMPY JS
    BOTTOM BRACKET RITCHEY NEW BEARINGS.
    CRANKSET TA 180 JS
    RINGS TA STASH
    DERAILEUR FRONT SIMPLEX JS
    DERAILEUR REAR HURET DUPAR TITANIUM EBAY
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    CAGES COBRA SWAP
    PEDALS TIOGA DONOR STUMPY/NEED KKT
    BRAKE CABLES HEAVY DUTY CLIST MARK
    BRAKE HOUSING 6MM CLIST MARK
    SHIFT HOUSING JAGUAR 5MM CHANGE?
    SHIFT CABLE JAGUAR CHANGE?
    OTHER BREEZER SEAT SANDWICH JS
    OTHER CABLE TIPS NEED TO BRAZE CABLE ENDS
    OTHER REMOVE 81? SPECIALIZED CHAIN GUARD
    OTHER FERRULES BRASS/NEED 2 TT
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aemmer View Post
    SADDLE BROOKS B72 CLIST DAN
    It would not have been sold with that saddle. The B-72 had four wires supporting it and did not fit on that seatpost without some sort of adapter. My Breezer #2 has a B-72 mounted on a (modified) Campagnolo micro-adjusting SP. Joe made an adapter that was a block of aluminum grooved on both sides, and fit between the double rails. He had to replace the original adjusting screws with longer ones in order to attach the saddle.

    How did you put that saddle on the Laprade post?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Repack Rider View Post
    It would not have been sold with that saddle. The B-72 had four wires supporting it and did not fit on that seatpost without some sort of adapter. My Breezer #2 has a B-72 mounted on a (modified) Campagnolo micro-adjusting SP. Joe made an adapter that was a block of aluminum grooved on both sides, and fit between the double rails. He had to replace the original adjusting screws with longer ones in order to attach the saddle.

    How did you put that saddle on the Laprade post?
    Looks like he's got the JB Seat Sandwich on there from what I can see.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aemmer View Post
    I tried, still not sure how to copy multiple quotes on VRC but thank you all for the nice comments. You all have some very nice Ritchey's yourselves!



    Here is the build thread. Still a few things to change. Nothing glaring but a few things just aren't quite right to me. Don't think those pedals came out until 82/83 need some silver KKT Lightnings or Suntour MP1000's, Still need a few brass ferrules for the top tube brake housing, those are aluminum on there now. Need to braze the cable ends. Thanks to H for letting me know I need end caps not plugs on the bar ends (like the red ones you see on really old Stumpies), Has a Specialized chain guard glued on the chain stay. Haven't been too anxious to take it off yet. Always pictured this build with allen head bolts instead of QR's. Jaguar shift cable housing. Thats about it though.

    Loosing a little with the cut and paste function from Excell to VRC but you get it:

    RITCHEY EVEREST 1981
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    Tim, looking at the KVille photos I noticed your brake lever perches have the 'removable face' with a fastening screw on top and bottom. Is this an aftermarket perch as were common in the motorcycle world? Or maybe the real early Maguras were like this? Looks like it might get in the way of the shifter? Love the bike. Too bad you snapped the post.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fillet-brazed View Post
    Looks like he's got the JB Seat Sandwich on there from what I can see.
    That wouldn't work with the Laprade. The Campy SP has two adjusting screws, front and back, and you level the saddle by loosening one and tightening the other. Joe's "sandwich had holes to match and flat grooved surfaces where it contacted the saddle wires.

    Laprade uses a much cruder system, with a set of matching splines on the curved surfaces on top of the post and the bottom of the seat clamp. Macro adjustment instead of micro adjustment. It was easy to strip them if your saddle wasn't cranked down super tight. The only way to put a block between the saddle and the SP would be to make a matching "sandwich," not as easy as the Breeze version because it would need two curved surfaces and matching splines cut into them.

    So I'm still curious. How is that saddle stuck on the Laprade?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Repack Rider View Post
    That wouldn't work with the Laprade. The Campy SP has two adjusting screws, front and back, and you level the saddle by loosening one and tightening the other. Joe's "sandwich had holes to match and flat grooved surfaces where it contacted the saddle wires.

    Laprade uses a much cruder system, with a set of matching splines on the curved surfaces on top of the post and the bottom of the seat clamp. Macro adjustment instead of micro adjustment. It was easy to strip them if your saddle wasn't cranked down super tight. The only way to put a block between the saddle and the SP would be to make a matching "sandwich," not as easy as the Breeze version because it would need two curved surfaces and matching splines cut into them.

    So I'm still curious. How is that saddle stuck on the Laprade?
    I'll of course defer to you, but i have a foggy recollection of there being two versions of the sandwich... could be wrong.

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    The gold bike is beyond awesome. I know that 30+ years later you guys are drooling over it, even though the technology is dated. Think about the time when there was literally no comparison to the bikes that we were building. Three guys working out of a couple of garages were, for a few months at least, making the coolest bikes on the planet, and trust me, we knew it.

    Who gets even ten minutes of being "the coolest?" I see this stuff that I help build, preserved to look like the day it rolled out, and I get chills. No way back then I would believe that our products would be revered like this three plus decades later.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Repack Rider View Post
    ......So I'm still curious. How is that saddle stuck on the Laprade?
    Look here I think it shows both stuck and unstuck for this saddle.

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    Mt. Taminthians, 3:11:

    Quote Originally Posted by Repack Rider View Post
    The gold bike is beyond awesome. I know that 30+ years later you guys are drooling over it, even though the technology is dated. Think about the time when there was literally no comparison to the bikes that we were building. Three guys working out of a couple of garages were, for a few months at least, making the coolest bikes on the planet, and trust me, we knew it.

    Who gets even ten minutes of being "the coolest?" I see this stuff that I help build, preserved to look like the day it rolled out, and I get chills. No way back then I would believe that our products would be revered like this three plus decades later.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Repack Rider View Post
    That wouldn't work with the Laprade. The Campy SP has two adjusting screws, front and back, and you level the saddle by loosening one and tightening the other. Joe's "sandwich had holes to match and flat grooved surfaces where it contacted the saddle wires.

    Laprade uses a much cruder system, with a set of matching splines on the curved surfaces on top of the post and the bottom of the seat clamp. Macro adjustment instead of micro adjustment. It was easy to strip them if your saddle wasn't cranked down super tight. The only way to put a block between the saddle and the SP would be to make a matching "sandwich," not as easy as the Breeze version because it would need two curved surfaces and matching splines cut into them.

    So I'm still curious. How is that saddle stuck on the Laprade?
    Alright, you made me curious too. So I went and dug around a little. Anybody have a bike with a Type II fork and a Type II seat sandwich?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sq_root_of_2 View Post
    Look here I think it shows both stuck and unstuck for this saddle.
    Okay, it's a different configuration for the one bolt system.

    That looks like the French version of the Laprade. The SR had a fluted post. SR was heavier, but a stronger post. One of the first nine bikes we sold came back with the French Laprade in the same condition.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Repack Rider View Post
    The gold bike is beyond awesome. I know that 30+ years later you guys are drooling over it, even though the technology is dated. Think about the time when there was literally no comparison to the bikes that we were building. Three guys working out of a couple of garages were, for a few months at least, making the coolest bikes on the planet, and trust me, we knew it.

    Who gets even ten minutes of being "the coolest?" I see this stuff that I help build, preserved to look like the day it rolled out, and I get chills. No way back then I would believe that our products would be revered like this three plus decades later.
    Most of all i admire your modesty...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fillet-brazed View Post
    Tim, looking at the KVille photos I noticed your brake lever perches have the 'removable face' with a fastening screw on top and bottom. Is this an aftermarket perch as were common in the motorcycle world? Or maybe the real early Maguras were like this? Looks like it might get in the way of the shifter? Love the bike. Too bad you snapped the post.
    The bike came to me with these levers and I didn't have the heart to change them. Wasn't sure what the deal was with the double screws. Not like any other Maguras (I probably have about 8) I have and didn't know if they were early or what. It did make for the thumbies going way inboard but they were easy to shift all weekend with my big mits. I am bummed about the post but thank goodness it wasn't the seat tube. something new to put on the ebay search. In the mean time I have a Newer one to use. Absolutely loved riding the bike but a little more attention to the fragile drive train and avoiding pinch flats should have been in order. I just get excited when I ride.
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    FWIW, It is tough to get your weight back and low behind a B72. The silence before the snap was beautiful!

    To quote Hollister, you can see the seat sandwich in the sandwich bag here:



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    Quote Originally Posted by colker1 View Post
    Most of all i admire your modesty...
    And I appreciate the compliment. (*blush*) You're too kind.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aemmer View Post
    The bike came to me with these levers and I didn't have the heart to change them. Wasn't sure what the deal was with the double screws. Not like any other Maguras (I probably have about 8) I have and didn't know if they were early or what. It did make for the thumbies going way inboard but they were easy to shift all weekend with my big mits. I am bummed about the post but thank goodness it wasn't the seat tube. something new to put on the ebay search. In the mean time I have a Newer one to use. Absolutely loved riding the bike but a little more attention to the fragile drive train and avoiding pinch flats should have been in order. I just get excited when I ride.
    Good for you for railing the thing. It's not like it's a common bike. I love the pic of the broken chain hanging over the top tube. Garage queen? Yeah right!

    Have to say, those TA cranks look a little spindly under a big guy like you.

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    The owner of the gold bike sent me a photo of the receipt. I wrote it on June 5, 1980. Total was $1326.64 ($1251.55 + tax)

    Described simply as "Complete bike w/ Ritchey frame."

    This is the third time someone has shown me a 30+ year old receipt that I wrote for their bike. People hang onto stuff, don't they?

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    Hey CK, so now that it's confirmed 1980, tell us about the decals. I thought the Ritchey/Palo Alto ones weren't used until later?

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    Yes I would like to know about the 3 diff Ritchey decals as well, timeframes, aprox #'s for palo alto, Mountainbikes and Ritchey decals, We are very lucky to have surviving riders that can give accurate info and thanks in advance for that.

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    There seems to be several versions of the forks that Tom built for the first couple of years. The gold bike has a flat top-plate and neither plate extends beyond the fork leg. I've seen sloping top plates that also don't extend beyond the crown. Most of the forks are sloping and the top plate extends beyond the crown. And at least a few, like frame #1 pictured below, has a flat crown where both plates extend beyond the fork leg. I wonder how many total versions of the fork actually exist?

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    Quote Originally Posted by shawnw View Post
    Hey CK, so now that it's confirmed 1980, tell us about the decals. I thought the Ritchey/Palo Alto ones weren't used until later?
    The post disappeared so I can't take a look at the decals. The bike was sold before we had the Ritchey/MountainBikes decals made. At that time it was the Ritchey decal and a small white sticker on the chainstay that said "MountainBikes."

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    Tom lived in Palo Alto when he started building bikes. That decal ^^^ is one of his standard road bike decals that went on MountainBikes until we had our own decals made.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Repack Rider View Post
    Tom lived in Palo Alto when he started building bikes. That decal ^^^ is one of his standard road bike decals that went on MountainBikes until we had our own decals made.
    So that was my next question; if the Palo Alto preceded the Ritchey/MountainBikes decal in ~'82.

    Here's one of the MountainBikes decals (also has them on the rims):
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    Also has flush crown, but with sloping top and no serial number:

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    CK, I remember the story you told about you taking a batch of parts to the anodizer to make them black, do you remember the date that that took place? And was it only a one time occurence for those early builds?

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    Palo Alto

    You have one special bike there FB. Anybody out there seen or have a 1984 Ritchey with this Palo Alto decal?
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    Cool-blue Rhythm

    A bit more common but I like this style and color combo:



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    Quote Originally Posted by shawnw View Post
    You have one special bike there FB. Anybody out there seen or have a 1984 Ritchey with this Palo Alto decal?
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    There's several local ones..


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    Quote Originally Posted by hollister View Post
    There's several local ones..


    Oh Ya, that guy. He tried to keep up with this hobby and look where it got him.

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    interesting, I was confused seeing early Ritchey down tube decals before MountainBikes but I see on the close up there is a little palo alto banner on those. Live and learn. That one is my favourite just because it's a contradiction>road decal on a mountain bike

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    Quote Originally Posted by rismtb View Post
    That one is my favourite just because it's a contradiction>road decal on a mountain bike
    I'm not sure that it's a "road" decal. It's just the decal that Tom was using at the time - and he was making road bikes as there were no mountain bikes.

    I'd love to find a frame that fit me with the really old decals. You can see them a bit in this pic.

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    i notice that Tom designed the double clamp on his early road stem and very early bullmoose bars as shown on the gold 81" mtb. I guess he figured out quickley you don't need 2 clamps then went to 1 then went to none and produced just a top cap in 83?

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    Didn't Jobst Brandt design the TR logo for his own bike (road), and then give the design to Tom to use.


    This Logo Was Originally Done By Cycling Legene Jobst Brandt, According To Ritchey PR Man Sean Coffey. Photos | Cyclingnews.com
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    Ritchey Tam

    1981 or 82 This frame has a wierd # it looks like 1d3 but on the other hand the other way looks like 2P upside down 1??? It has chrome fillet brazed bars and above BB front derailiure route. Chris king headset Phil Italian threaded BB vertical rear drops but has slotted cable guides any ideas?
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    not quite my size but too cheap to pass, now looking for some black bits..


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    everything sucks but my vacuum cleaner.

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    After overhaul..









    everything sucks but my vacuum cleaner.

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    Bastard build. Logging Road Cruiser. Early 80's Road frame:

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    Official (Tom) Ritchey Picture Thread

    Fishcreek,

    Looks a lot like mine. I like the Logic brakes/crankset. Yours must be a little newer, mine has Shimano dropouts.Official (Tom) Ritchey Picture Thread-imageuploadedbytapatalk1366116157.493054.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aemmer View Post
    Bastard build. Logging Road Cruiser. Early 80's Road frame:

    What bars are those? That is one killer bike!!
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    Ritchey Super Comp Rebuilt as Super CompX

    I finally have something to post. My Ritchey Super Comp has been rebuilt as a Super CompX cross bike. I got this frame from Tom when I was a Sales Rep for Ritchey, unfortunately I destored the original fork in the Cross Country race at the Lajitas (Big Bend) Desert Challenge a number of years ago and have not been able to get it replaced. I went 2x9, it runs like a dream. The pedals are the oldest item on the bike, 1st gen XC1 bear traps. Well tell me what you think.

    Thanks,
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    I had a lengthy conversation with Tom a few days ago regarding my upcoming publication. I thought it would amuse you guys that he had never heard the term "bi-plane" applied to his fork crown. He pointed out that he had been using the same design for road bike crowns before adapting it to mountain bikes.

    Tom was unaware that the forks that John Padgett built for the John Finley Scott bikes (a run of 100, according to TR) had more clearance over the tire than his forks. Does anyone have a good photo of a Padgett fork?

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