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    Vintage 80s or 90's Ritchey, help identifying?

    I acquired a nice but oddly equipped frame, but i'm having a hard time identifying the year and model..

    The bike is labeled with "World Champion 1989 1991 1992" stickers but it seems like they might have at some point been put onto an older frame.

    Headset is campagnolo 1" and cranks are campagnolo strada but also don't seem to be original to the bike.

    Tange Prestige tubing sticker, also with the world champion designation.

    By the Serial # stamped on the bottom bracket (1B55) seems like it is an 80s frame?

    Any one recognize this frame or can tell me more about it?

    thanks!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ditchital View Post
    I acquired a nice but oddly equipped frame, but i'm having a hard time identifying the year and model..

    The bike is labeled with "World Champion 1989 1991 1992" stickers but it seems like they might have at some point been put onto an older frame.

    Headset is campagnolo 1" and cranks are campagnolo strada but also don't seem to be original to the bike.

    Tange Prestige tubing sticker, also with the world champion designation.

    By the Serial # stamped on the bottom bracket (1B55) seems like it is an 80s frame?

    Any one recognize this frame or can tell me more about it?

    thanks!
    90s. P series. P21?
    WTB: Bomber Z2 1 1/8 steerer, in good to excellent shape OR bomber rebuild kit.

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    I'm guessing 21.5" 1989 Timber comp

    https://ritchey.vintagebicycledatabase.com/models.php
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    2012 Ibis Mojo HD
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    Quote Originally Posted by eshew View Post
    I'm guessing 21.5" 1989 Timber comp

    https://ritchey.vintagebicycledatabase.com/models.php
    Timber Comps did not have Logic Tubing. Itīs a 90s frame.

    Edit: the BB seems like a cup and cone part. May may not be a 90s frame after all. Cable stops and guides are puzzling..
    WTB: Bomber Z2 1 1/8 steerer, in good to excellent shape OR bomber rebuild kit.

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    if we ignore the frame details and the serial number, and go only off the tubing decal that is oddly placed where the "handmade by" sticker should be..

    I'm with Eshew on this one
    looking for 20-21" P team

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    I think rismtb might be on to something. Though I have no knowledge of post 83 ritchey cable routing. The ID of the routing being early 80's does match relatively close visually to an 83 Everest
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    83 Ritchey Everest
    88 Mountain Goat Whiskeytown Racer
    95 Bianchi Mega Tube ti
    2012 Ibis Mojo HD
    2015 Kona Process 153

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    As we all know most Ritchey's were loved to death over the years. The bikes turning up these days could be anything without knowledge from org owner. Unless everything is cataloged specked of course. This one isn't. Those pics of the bb show a single rear cable braze on which would make it pre 85 at least. It could be the reflection of the light but the fillet brazing underneath around the rear stays is a little uneven for Tom's work but then again it could have been resprayed after a repair. Sweet its an early Timberwolf good score

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    Well my guess is the main frame is an 83 Mnt Tam or and early 83-84 Timberwolf and the unicrown is not orig to the frame. 84 Tom was brazing under the bb front changer cable routing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by colker1 View Post
    Timber Comps did not have Logic Tubing. Itīs a 90s frame.

    Edit: the BB seems like a cup and cone part. May may not be a 90s frame after all. Cable stops and guides are puzzling..
    I was basing that on the serial, not the decals.

    I can't find any mention of a B serial # beyond 1989

    Judging by the decals it's got to be 1993 or newer. But I don't know which model would have a B serial circa 93+

    Old Mountain Bikes: Ritchey Serial Numbers

    Now if the serial is a 8 rather than a B I'll agree on the P designation.
    83 Ritchey Everest
    88 Mountain Goat Whiskeytown Racer
    95 Bianchi Mega Tube ti
    2012 Ibis Mojo HD
    2015 Kona Process 153

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    I have never seen a bb like that before. Maybe someone figured out how to thread a press fit bb
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    Quote Originally Posted by rismtb View Post
    I have never seen a bb like that before. Maybe someone figured out how to thread a press fit bb
    Me neither... At first I thought EDCO, but that doesn't check out. Was it maybe a made in California Hi-E? It looks neat, whatever it is and I guess it's ISO.

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