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    The p20 came out in 1995 and was made for 2 or 3 years. It should ride very similarly to other p series frames

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    I love it when things work out easily.

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    Nice color!
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    Quote Originally Posted by laffeaux View Post
    I love it when things work out easily.
    Nice! Late model Super Comp?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rumpfy View Post
    Nice! Late model Super Comp?
    '89 Timber Comp - 21.5 inch

    The Kawasaki Green made me do it.

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    Saw that one on the bay... I ended up getting this

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    Quote Originally Posted by dubrat View Post
    Saw that one on the bay... I ended up getting this

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    Very nice! A classic!!
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    83 competition

    Just like the royal jewels that need to polished yearly so does this one. Actually took it for a bit of a ride and hey I'm think'n get her dirty I didn't wait a year for the paint to cure and apply all those layers of wax for nothing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rismtb View Post
    Actually took it for a bit of a ride and hey I'm think'n get her dirty
    How did it ride?

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    Well as far as it being fully ridged it is dream on relevant trails. As far as taking it on trails I normally ride no that would be dangerous. I would be very keen on doing a long trip on backroads with a pack and a rear rack with provisions for 3 or 4 days, its that comfortable.

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    Ser#S004-LiteBeam

    Near NOS RWB fade,P/U from original owner who lives in Fairfax.
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    That's right up your alley Sully! Looks pretty good (except for the V-brakes).
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    Rides dreamy too,
    The V-Brakes are stock,my threshold for unacceptable crap in regards to bicycle brakes are "anything moto is a no go" on my steeds...

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    Hello gents. Am finally getting around to paint my early 90's Ritchey P21 Team at the original factory painter, even though I am still looking for wheels and a few other small parts for it. Originally, it was a show bike with a unique paintjob and I am inclined to repaint it that way, but I am also looking for your suggestions as for how I should get it painted now - the period correct red-white-blue is a bit overdone, no? I want to keep it with me for the time being but resale value should also factor in the decision. Any suggestions? Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oldermtber View Post
    Hello gents. Am finally getting around to paint my early 90's Ritchey P21 Team at the original factory painter, even though I am still looking for wheels and a few other small parts for it. Originally, it was a show bike with a unique paintjob and I am inclined to repaint it that way, but I am also looking for your suggestions as for how I should get it painted now - the period correct red-white-blue is a bit overdone, no? I want to keep it with me for the time being but resale value should also factor in the decision. Any suggestions? Thanks!

    I have seen yellow Ritcheys and i love it. It wasn´t a P21 but an early team comp.
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    Quote Originally Posted by colker1 View Post
    I have seen yellow Ritcheys and i love it. It wasn´t a P21 but an early team comp.
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    I worked for a Ritchey dealer in the early '90's and remember that buyers could choose custom paint colors from the DuPont Imron chart. Two or three color paint was popular then, like Fisher team fade, Ibis blue & purple, Serotta red/yellow, Ritchey early RW&B, Specialized did some. We sold Ritcheys in lots of colors: red, midnight blue, silver, sky blue & white, green & white, black. It hardly matters what colors you choose; someone has likely chosen them already.

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    Nice article.
    I can't believe that there is an "Electric Bike Action" magazine.

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    Just finished rebuilding this one

    82 McKinley or Everest.
    Don't know how to tell them apart
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    83 Everest

    Got a new rider too
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    Quote Originally Posted by zygote2k View Post
    82 McKinley or Everest.
    Don't know how to tell them apart
    Likely a McKinley. The difference between the two is a that the Everest came with a lighter head tube (your bike does not have it), and the option to add additional braze-ons like a second water bottle mount (which your bike does have), and the McKinley came in limited number of colors and sizes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by laffeaux View Post
    Likely a McKinley. The difference between the two is a that the Everest came with a lighter head tube (your bike does not have it), and the option to add additional braze-ons like a second water bottle mount (which your bike does have), and the McKinley came in limited number of colors and sizes.

    Ok- so how can you tell if the headtube is lightened just by looking at the bike?
    Is there a special lug on the outside? It looks identical to my 83 Everest.
    The prior owner swears it's an Everest.
    Is the wall thickness different?
    The bike has tons of braze-ons and 2 spots for bottle cages too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zygote2k View Post
    Ok- so how can you tell if the headtube is lightened just by looking at the bike?
    Is there a special lug on the outside?
    The "Mountain Bikes 1" frameset (Everest) had a relieved head tube as pictured below. If your bike has this, it does not look like it does, then it it is an Everest for sure.

    The "Mountain Bikes 2" frameset did not have this. The head tube is a uniform diameter form headset cup to headset cup.

    If your bike is missing this, but has the extra braze ons, who knows what it was sold as. It's either an Everest with the wrong head tube, or a a McKinley with extra braze ons.

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    Quote Originally Posted by laffeaux View Post
    The "Mountain Bikes 1" frameset (Everest) had a relieved head tube as pictured below. If your bike has this, it does not look like it does, then it it is an Everest for sure.

    The "Mountain Bikes 2" frameset did not have this. The head tube is a uniform diameter form headset cup to headset cup.

    If your bike is missing this, but has the extra braze ons, who knows what it was sold as. It's either an Everest with the wrong head tube, or a a McKinley with extra braze ons.

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    Thanks Laffeaux.
    After closer inspection and comparison to the 83 Everest, the 82 is indeed a McKinley. My 83 has that lug/collar.Official (Tom) Ritchey Picture Thread-img_9745.jpg

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    This simply canNOT be a 1977 Ritchey.

    I don't want to break rules, but there is an auction site listing for a bike that screams 1984+, but the guy is insisting that it is a 1977 -- and that he's the original owner. I really want to call Bullsh*t on this listing, but thought I'd cool my heels and ask here. It's all over Facebook, too.

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/The-very-fi...AAAOSwZqZaAqXs

    And I right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by LeicaLad View Post
    I don't want to break rules, but there is an auction site listing for a bike that screams 1984+, but the guy is insisting that it is a 1977 -- and that he's the original owner. I really want to call Bullsh*t on this listing, but thought I'd cool my heels and ask here. It's all over Facebook, too.

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/The-very-fi...AAAOSwZqZaAqXs

    And I right?
    Yeah, a 1985 frame with lots of misinformation.

    Hopefully it's just the result of a bad memory.
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    And, if that serial # is just 4 digits, doesn't that say it is a Canadian-market bike AND that it may NOT be actually brazed up by Tom???

    He's using the serial #9877 to say it was built Sept 8, 1977.

    The oldmountainbike site is down. By any chance, can that number be checked?

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    Quote Originally Posted by LeicaLad View Post
    He's using the serial #9877 to say it was built Sept 8, 1977.
    The serial number is visible in the BB picture. It is 9B77. It's a 19" TimberWolf (or Commando version with that paint) from about 1985.

    It's a nice bike, but certainly not 1977, and certainly not the first unicrown fork ever made. The unicrown fork and taper stays date from '84, prior to that neither existed on a Ritchey (who claims that his first mountain bike was made in 1979).
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    Wow. You have better eyes than I. I could see the photo but not read the #.

    Do we send a cease & desist note?

    OTOH, who's gonna even be tempted by that price?

    Thanks for the details, too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LeicaLad View Post
    Wow. You have better eyes than I. I could see the photo but not read the #.

    Do we send a cease & desist note?

    OTOH, who's gonna even be tempted by that price?

    Thanks for the details, too.


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    Not sure if you'all can see this,as it's camouflaged, but here goes.
    Ser#1B222, Original Tyres,et al, 1st Owner upgraded to Biopace Chainrings(his designation for Biopace) to alleviate his knee problems.
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    i want a hite rite.
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    Timberwolf makover

    Just completed a complete restoration from a rescued timberwolf. Thanks Shamus on Van island for that. After junking every part except main frame I waited to collect fork/bars and hand stripped/sanded tubes. I really didn't want to spend a lot on custom paint so I just waxed and rode it. The wax finish wasn't enough to prevent surface rust so I was considering rattle can until I ran into the welders at Landyaghts bike. The heating and applying a thin coat of clear powder coat and another last bake the frame came out a coffee colour. Pretty nice finish for 1/2 the cost of wet paint.
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    found picture of the orig bike

    Rescued Ritchey
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    Quote Originally Posted by rismtb View Post
    Just completed a complete restoration from a rescued timberwolf. Thanks Shamus on Van island for that. After junking every part except main frame I waited to collect fork/bars and hand stripped/sanded tubes. I really didn't want to spend a lot on custom paint so I just waxed and rode it. The wax finish wasn't enough to prevent surface rust so I was considering rattle can until I ran into the welders at Landyaghts bike. The heating and applying a thin coat of clear powder coat and another last bake the frame came out a coffee colour. Pretty nice finish for 1/2 the cost of wet paint.
    That is a beauty, I really like that coffee color and also still showing off the elegant fillets. Very nice build, but is it now that coffee or that silver in the last pic? Oh also, is the powder coat applied over the fillets and it was a light coating hence you can still see them, or did they not apply over them? Either way, that's really nice.

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    Sorry, the pictures area little backwards The silver picture is the raw frame after I stripped and sanded and built it up. Finding the fork and fillet uncut bars took a while and some scratch (400 for the fork and aprox 500 for the bars) The process goes like this, the frame is polished with a compound that I am not sure what that is. The frame is then baked and it turns a blue purple colour. The frame is then charged for reg powder coating process and a light clear powder coat is applied and baked again to acquire the coffee colour. The final colour depends on the age/type and thickness of the steel.
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    Barn find

    We could hardly get the doors open from all the leaves and low hanging moss from years of going to seed. As I struggled to bend the top of the door so she could look in she screamed "it"s a Ritchey!" this one looks old with a Henri Ganthier leather stamped chair and no decals. She could be right but these things you find in dusty barns could be anything like pre 18th century Ser # 2P3
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    I am wondering about the relationship of these two bikes. This one in the above picture I just acquired {2p3 is a 21"}and the other is Gerry aka "grearchart"'s bike from Hendricksons in Santa Barbara 1d3 is a 19". When talking to the previous owner {Gerry's friend} he mentioned that there were 3 bikes that Tom built for the shop with the same ser # perhaps this recent one that turned up is one of the 3
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    Smile

    pretty sure the d is just a flipped P in the end and aren't the first numbers of the serial the indicator of the year that frame was made?
    1 = 1981
    2 = 1982
    so both bikes would be the 3rd P frame made in these particular years.
    Unsure what the P stands for though...

    the time where the first number of the serial indicates the frame size started in 1984 (see your Timber Wolf above, 1 = 21")
    1983 numbers started with the entire frame size e.g. 21

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    1d3 is a 19" frame so that can't be it. 2p3 is a 21" both have non slotted cable stops and have the non tapered chainstays and above bb front derailieur cable routing so made around the same time

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    Some of the '82 and earlier frames have odd-ball serial numbers that may or may not have any special meaning. First Flight owned several bikes with serial numbers that didn't fit any pattern.

    As far as the bike goes it's probably a '82 Sierra. The "ring" at the top of the seat post puts it at '81-'82, and the socketed fork crown points to one of the lower speced bikes which first appeared in the '82 catalog.

    If you can decipher the serial number pattern for those bikes, let us all know what it is.
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    Thanks Laffeaux I feel a little guilty about referencing the database when I haven't contributed any of my collection. That I will change in the near future. As far as this recent one that turned up on Vancouver Island I am pretty excited to be able to take it apart and clean it and leave it in its orig condition. Its odd that it has orig paint but no decals. My main interest in collecting Ritchey's is our Canadian mountain bike roots to Tom. I have documentation what went on between Tom and Grayson Bain after the 1983 split with MountainBikes. The period 80-83 was a little before mtbing here in vancouver. I have a few questions if any body know? Did MountainBikes have exclusive selling rights for Tom's bikes outside of Palo Alto? who painted all those first gunmetal grey models? these are some of the parts I am cleaning
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    Quote Originally Posted by rismtb View Post
    I have a few questions if any body know? Did MountainBikes have exclusive selling rights for Tom's bikes outside of Palo Alto?
    I was hoping that Charlie would chime in, as he would know the answers for sure, however...

    As I understand it, MountainBikes (Charlie and Gary) sold complete bikes. They sourced bikes from multiple vendors, at least initially, and found that Tom was the only builder capable of reliably supplying frames. So most MountainBikes bicycles were built by Tom.

    Tom was a frame builder. I don't think that at the time he was overly interested in selling complete bikes, just frames. By providing frames to MountainBikes he could sell lots of frames and not to worry about turning a frame into a complete bicycle. Gary and Charlie took care of building bikes, leaving Tom to build frames. (Apparently he wasn't a fan of building forks either, as they took a lot of work.)

    I don't think that there was any exclusivity between the companies. Tom could build and sell frames to whomever he wanted. MountainBikes could source frames from whomever they wanted. However, working together they could sell a lot more product. Tom was a reliable supplier of frames, and MountainBikes was able to then sell the frames through their "distribution network."

    When the two companies parted ways in late '83 Mountain bikes was left looking for a new frame supplier, and mostly filled the void with imported Japanese frames. Tom was left with no distribution network, and Palo Alto Bicycles (with their mail order business) stepped in as a distributor. The following year Ritchey produced his first catalog of complete bikes and moved from being a frame builder to being a bicycle builder and distribution company.

    I'm not sure if the initial conversations with Rocky Mountain Bikes was a result of the split with Gary that necessitated Tom finding a new distribution channel, or if it happened earlier. Gary began importing Fisher frames, and Tom began importing Ritchey frames soon after. I suspect that together they had worked toward setting up a supplier in Japan, but they implemented the imports as separate entities - Rocky Mountain may have contributed significantly towards this as well.

    Maybe Charlie will fill in the blanks...
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    Thanks for your input Eric, ya in 1983 lots of people wanted the new all terrain bicycle. Our records shows that Rocky Mountain was incorporated in 85 and previous to that Grayson Bain owned 4 separate stores in Vancouver that couldn't keep enough Ritchey's stocked. Prior to that I believe in 81-82 the first 2 or 3 Ritcheys were ordered by Larry Ruble{who later tooled and managed the start of the Rocky factory} for his bike shop in Maple Ridge. Those first couple of Ritchey's sat on the floor for months Larry said because of where his shop was and most of his customers were roadies. Larry says he has VHS tapes of Tom teaching the welders at the Toyo factory how to braze. I have heard from other sources that there was a meeting of the minds at the Toyo factory in 83 with Tom/Grayson/Pippin{Rocky designer/syncros} on how to mass produce tig mtb frames. I remember reading somewhere else in this forum that Tom rejected the first container full.

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    My 1.5-year-old son is spoiled! :-)

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    And...we have progress on 21B80, the 1983-ish McKinley (or Mt. Tam?) I've had for years. The head tube was ovalized and had a crack, so this will have new metal and brass. I bought this without a fork and I now wonder if it went into a garage on a roof rack...

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    That photo on the concrete floor is breathtaking

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    Coming along...

    Ready for paint, including the new head tube.

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    Polished up rather nicely
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    21B80 is back from the paint shop with its new head tube

    Here's a teaser shot, as I just picked up the frame. Assembly will start soon, as I collected parts for this over the course of years!

    Highlights:
    • Lots of M700 XT
    • Dura-Ace hubs with Araya 7X rims
    • "Mountainbikes" Bullmoose bar (I have a black one and am interested in a trade for silver...)


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    Nice colour red. powdercoat? I have silver bull to trade if you like.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rismtb View Post
    Nice colour red. powdercoat? I have silver bull to trade if you like.
    Thanks! It's as close as they could get to original and it was sprayed, vs. powdercoated.

    Will send a PM on the bar - need to dig it out to be able to share a picture. :-)

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    For those with similar frames, does a 26.6mm post sound right for a 1983 Mt. Tam? My caliper is saying it's very close to that, but I don't have a 26.8 or 26.6 lying around to try. 27.0 definitely doesn't fit...

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    Quote Originally Posted by cegrover View Post
    For those with similar frames, does a 26.6mm post sound right for a 1983 Mt. Tam? My caliper is saying it's very close to that, but I don't have a 26.8 or 26.6 lying around to try. 27.0 definitely doesn't fit...
    This would be a good question for Charlie Kelly to answer correctly since he was doing most of the builds at that time. I have collected a few that measured 26.6 and they were all pre 82-83's. I think Tom was working closely with Tange to develop tapered cro mo tubes. 26.6 posts are fairly rare as 26.8 are common

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    83 Everest is 26.8mm
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    Quote Originally Posted by eshew View Post
    83 Everest is 26.8mm
    I found a 26.6 and it slips, so it seems this is a 26.8.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cegrover View Post
    I found a 26.6 and it slips, so it seems this is a 26.8.

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    if the seatpost is stamped 26.8 it's probably 26.6 as most of the seatpost bitd where stamped 0.2 bigger as they are. Something to do with the "tolerances" on the frame tubing etc.
    Measure the seatpost to be 100% and then start looking for a 26.8 stamped 80ties post

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cycle&Surf View Post
    if the seatpost is stamped 26.8 it's probably 26.6 as most of the seatpost bitd where stamped 0.2 bigger as they are. Something to do with the "tolerances" on the frame tubing etc.
    Measure the seatpost to be 100% and then start looking for a 26.8 stamped 80ties post
    An SR 26.8 fits beautifully. This one is almost exactly 26.8 when measured.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cegrover View Post
    An SR 26.8 fits beautifully. This one is almost exactly 26.8 when measured.

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    You need a Laprade post for it. A super long 250mm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cegrover View Post
    An SR 26.8 fits beautifully. This one is almost exactly 26.8 when measured.

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    that's weird as I got a bunch of SR seatposts floating around (CT-P5s aka Laprade, MTE-300 etc.) dating up to 86 and all are 0.2mm under the stamped size. Also got a few posts from other manufacturers and they all follow this pattern.
    So what year is the SR seatpost you referring to? they are all clearly stamped

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    These seem to be spot on...

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    Grover, looks like you have a Mitutoyo IP67 calipers :-)

    I have the same one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pinguwin View Post
    Grover, looks like you have a Mitutoyo IP67 calipers :-)

    I have the same one.
    Mine's branded Kobalt (Lowe's), but I reckon that the OEM and model.

    Update: Looks like yours is much higher end vs. this one.

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    A critical component arrived today!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cegrover View Post
    These seem to be spot on...

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    oh that's interesting as all of mine are 0.2 less than stamped...
    Looks like I have to further investigate that SR seatpost topic

    anyway I'm not 100% where the fork in your frameset was made but the shown Bullmoose is for 21.1 (US) instead of 22.2 (European, now considered standard) and I was assuming your fork would be 22.2 as almost all the forks made by road bike influenced builders bitd used that size for their forks.

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    just checked you frame/fork pictures above and I'm 99% sure that you need a 22.2mm Bullmoose to fit in there without play

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cycle&Surf View Post
    just checked you frame/fork pictures above and I'm 99% sure that you need a 22.2mm Bullmoose to fit in there without play
    It's a Tange fork (correct for a 1983 Mt. Tam), so it takes a 21.1. I believe the Ritchey forks used on the Everests at that time used the clamp-on Bullmoose and it seems later Ritcheys used 22.2 (?).

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    Quote Originally Posted by cegrover View Post
    It's a Tange fork (correct for a 1983 Mt. Tam), so it takes a 21.1. I believe the Ritchey forks used on the Everests at that time used the clamp-on Bullmoose and it seems later Ritcheys used 22.2 (?).
    I should have zoomed into your picture to proper identify the fork, sorry for that. Good to know that these early Tange forks came with the smaller size
    to my knowledge all Ritchey made forks from the early beginning were using 22.2mm shafts and the clamp-on version used on the higher end bikes is basically just a stem shaft where the bullmoose is clamped on (kinda like ahead systems nowadays)

    have fun building it up!

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    It's coming along

    Update pic...

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    Almost complete...

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    This one's down to final tuning and adjustment. I bought it as a frame only (no fork) with a cracked head tube and ruined bottom bracket spindle (had to cut off a crank). The build is straight out of the 1983 Ritchey Catalog.

    1983 Mt. Tam with new head tube and paint

    Correct Tange fork

    Deerhead derailleurs, brakes, levers and shifters

    Phil Wood BB Spindle and Bearings

    Sugino AT Crankset

    DID Chain

    Suntour XC II Pedals (too new for '83?)

    Nitto Bullmoose bars

    Reproduction Grab-On Grips

    SR Laprade Post

    Avocet Racing Saddle

    NOS Dura Ace hubs

    Araya 7X (I think) rims

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    New Restoration.

    Hello. Thanks for adding me.

    Just wanted to share my recent restoration of what appears to be 86-ish Team Comp SN 0C109. I got the bike from the original owner (widow). She said everything was original and that her late husband was in the bike industry many years ago. The bike had a quill stem so that might have been changed or custom. The bike appears to be transitional to the 87 Super Comp as it was built full XT M730 with Dura Ace headset. The headtube is also shouldered like the 87+ Super Comp. However, the paint and Columbus tubing points to a Team Comp. Bike was in very good condition but I decided to replace hubs,headset and pedals with NOS. I polished the wheels and cranks. Rebuild the wheels, replaced cables and found a Ritchey Fillet Bullmoose (Difficult). Saddle,tires and grips are period correct.

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    Your bike and your lawn - immaculate.

    Really liking the Ritchey though!

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    P-29.
    Respirated Reba QR fork to Judy livery I cling decals
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    Flite ti saddle covered in alcantra. From 90’s
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    84/85 Ritchey Annapurna

    HI new here hope I am posting correctly I am sure some one let me know if I am not lol .

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    Serial Number 0A? Some one drilled 3rd digit out for plastic cable screw. If any one has any info on this bike please message thanks
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    1987(?) Ritchey TimberWolf

    This was bought from a NorCal mtbr member. It was his "trainer" bike when he rode for the Team Ritchey senior team. I haven't removed the bottom bracket cable guide to see all of the serial # so dating it based on Shimano Deore derailleur dates of 12/86 & 1/87. Although it has TimberWolf decals it has the chainstay mounted Deore U brake like the TimberComp had, so kind of an oddball. Maybe factory riders could custom spec their rides? All the components look original though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SteelAppeal View Post
    Although it has TimberWolf decals it has the chainstay mounted Deore U brake like the TimberComp had, so kind of an oddball. Maybe factory riders could custom spec their rides? All the components look original though.
    It's a TimberWolf because it has TIG welded construction, not fillet-brazing like the Timbercomp.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Annapurna View Post
    HI new here hope I am posting correctly I am sure some one let me know if I am not lol .

    Ritchey Annapurna
    Serial Number 0A? Some one drilled 3rd digit out for plastic cable screw. If any one has any info on this bike please message thanks
    This bike was sold on Ebay couple of days ago for 4K+ and it had some surface rust issues

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    Quote Originally Posted by rismtb View Post
    This bike was sold on Ebay couple of days ago for 4K+ and it had some surface rust issues
    I think they know they made a lot of money off a garage sale find.

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    A neighbor discovered I was into bikes a while back and mentioned he had an old mountain bike at his beach house that I could have. I didn't pay it much attention until a couple months later when he rolled up with this Ritchey. Not really my genre (I've done a bunch of high-end 90's MTBs) but I decided this bike needed to be appreciated again. I believe it's a 1982 Mt. Tam. I took it down to the metal and coated it with Gibbs penetrating lube (an old hot rodder’s trick). I'm absolutely loving how it's turning out. I'm taking my time and bringing it slowly back to life.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ianewk View Post
    A neighbor discovered I was into bikes a while back and mentioned he had an old mountain bike at his beach house that I could have. I didn't pay it much attention until a couple months later when he rolled up with this Ritchey. Not really my genre (I've done a bunch of high-end 90's MTBs) but I decided this bike needed to be appreciated again. I believe it's a 1982 Mt. Tam. I took it down to the metal and coated it with Gibbs penetrating lube (an old hot rodder’s trick). I'm absolutely loving how it's turning out. I'm taking my time and bringing it slowly back to life.
    Stunning work you are doing there.
    WTB: Bomber Z2 1 1/8 steerer, in good to excellent shape OR bomber rebuild kit.

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    I love naked Ritcheys. The grips and the levers are bad.........................ass.

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    1995 Litebeam. 2nd paint job after a minor repair. Rear brake is by me.

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    I like the Switchback conversion, how well do they work?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Retro Dude View Post
    I like the Switchback conversion, how well do they work?
    Thank you, they work quite well. Excellent heel clearance, parallel push pads, no housing stop needed and super strong. I kept the straddle hanger high to keep squish to a minimum. They feel like mini V's on a drop bar bike: strong, some squish, lots of control. These were not difficult to make and I think they work better than the IRD. If I lowered the straddle it might work fine with V levers, maybe XTR or Avid with the adjustable pull.

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    I am trying to identify a bike, I think it may be an Outback because of the steep head angle.

    I think it may not be an Outback, because it is missing the fork bosses.
    Also the seat cluster, chainstay and seatstay bridges are fillet-brazed.
    Outbacks seem to have tig chainstay and seatstay?

    Does anybody know what the diamond ES means?
    I assumed was a stamp of the US welder adding the final touches, but I have seen it on Canadian frames. So it may be a Japanese stamp?
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    ‘84 Team Comp

    Hi all, I am new to this forum. In this time of COVID with the gym and pool closed I dusted off my old Ritchey mountain bike and started pedaling. I have always marveled at how beautiful these bikes are. I recently started googling about the history and stumbled onto the MTBR site and forums. I read through the Ritchey picture thread from the beginning. Some really great bikes and knowledgeable folks here. I will attempt to add photos down the road, but in the meantime I am off for a ride. Cheers, George
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    '84 Team Comp pics

    I think I finally got a few pics to download. Tech challenged. I ordered this bike in June of '84 from Velo Sport in Berkeley with various personal specs like braze on locations for water bottles and rack. Also opted for Phil Wood hubs and bottom bracket. The bike remains unchanged except for changing out the Brooks saddle for a Selle some years back. Also, the little wood plug on the bars popped out on a trail off of Skyline above Woodside about 20 years ago and I had a replacement made out of teak recently.

    In the early years I spent many days up and down fire trails on Mount Tam and around the lakes above Fairfax. I lived in Mill Valley at the time and spent lots of miles around Marin.

    Now the bike is relegated to being a daily and pleasurable exercise ride on the road around the Napa Valley (hence the very not mountain bike tires). It is a bit like taking an old sports car out each day to keep it healthy though in this case it is a matter of keeping the rider healthy.

    Of note my bike appears to be nine (22") frames after LeicaLad in this group. I hope he is getting some miles out of that bike, what a time warp. Cheers!
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    Team Comp frame weight???

    I noticed in the liturature on The Ritchey Project Site that the weight of a complete '84 Team Comp with Columbus tubing is 25 pounds. In the same brochure the Ritchey - Palo Alto with 4130 Chrome Moly tubing weighs 29 pounds. It goes on that the Ritchey - Palo Alto frame weighs 7 pounds 15 ounces. Does anyone what the Team Comp frame weighs? Thanks, George

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    Quote Originally Posted by rismtb View Post
    Just like the royal jewels that need to polished yearly so does this one. Actually took it for a bit of a ride and hey I'm think'n get her dirty I didn't wait a year for the paint to cure and apply all those layers of wax for nothing.
    Gorgeous bike.
    But honey it's worth way more than I paid....

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