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 Post subject: RITCHEY WCS
PostPosted: Sat May 05, 2007 7:48 pm 
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HI can any one help,restoring a frame, a merlin from the early/mid 90s when ther MALT 3 was made of ritchey wcs tubing
like an idiot i got it resprayed in team ritchey colours before i thought about tubing decals
looked all over the net no-one has them including ritchey,cant even find any pictures of them to download
long shot but does anyone have one or could anyone email a good quality photo so i can get one made up
gonna build it up with 8 speed lx group ,early hope disc set and pace carbon forks
thanks in advance
tony


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PostPosted: Sat May 05, 2007 8:20 pm 
B.o.T.Y. Winner / Gold Trader
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Gil_m is your man :wink:

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PostPosted: Sat May 05, 2007 8:22 pm 
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tshzg , now theres a familiar name :wink:


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PostPosted: Sat May 05, 2007 8:27 pm 
B.o.T.Y. Winner / Gold Trader
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tshzg , now theres a familiar name :wink:


:idea: one of those regular ebayers .

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thats the fella :D

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 Post subject: tshzg
PostPosted: Mon May 07, 2007 6:31 pm 
Old School Hero

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indeed guilty as charged a regular ebayer,i buy restore , ride a while the move on-hopfully at small profit but usually at cost high end road and mtbs from the early/mid 90s
quite well known in the trade as the ebay guy-featured in the trade mag in the article on selling on line as the bike tinkerer
i know my wife calls me somthing else and am fairly certain the postman curses me every other day
more often than not stuff i used to dream about owning in younger days, bianchi,colnago k2,rsp,various cannondales-must be the roadie in me but i do keep getting drawn back to colnagos(thats what 3 generations of roadies does for you)mind you i slipped over to the dark(muddy )side
to my eternal shame my first mtb was a dayglow pink(please remember it was 1990) 531 framed peugeot 18 speed tank used to race xc on
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PostPosted: Mon May 07, 2007 7:29 pm 
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...early hope disc set


If you have any spare parts for a Hope mk1 ATD, I'm looking for a support arm.


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PostPosted: Mon May 07, 2007 7:44 pm 
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by supprt arm i assume you mean the one that bolts onto the rear brake boss and braces the rear caliper and the caliper fits onto the back axle
a complete heath robinson invention but suprisingly works quite well
unfortunatley i just have the one and hopfully it will fit on the project i am rebuilding
see earlier posts but ebay is a wonderfull hunting ground for weird and ancient stuff, try america (get it via surface mail in 5 weeks as opposed to air which is stupidly expensive)
depending on your language skills france,germany(really good for old stuff but they dont like paypal very much) and italy
on the decal front a nice american from these very pages is sending a high res scan of a wcs tube decal
when i have built the bike will hope to post some pictures
tony


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PostPosted: Mon May 07, 2007 8:28 pm 
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no, I have a front disc, the support arm goes from the axle and a circlip holds it against the right fork leg, the caliper hangs of that, it was for before the
days of welded on disc bosses and forks designed for discs.

http://www.retrobike.co.uk/gallery2/mai ... emId=25190

you can see where mine sheared in this pic, lost a rim that day too.


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PostPosted: Tue May 08, 2007 4:13 pm 
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sorry see what you mean ,mines very similar but maybe corners etc been smoothed out a bit but same sort of design


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