The big boys wade in and BOTM goes skew-wiff.
So us pathetic stiffs have to compete against "THE"
museum (actually I have never entered)? How many bikes does First Flight have...150-250? Everyone is probably a BOTM.
But wait I wanna see these bikes I dont want to ban them.
No worries. I only have time to check in every couple of days and most of our bikes are already on our web site. I had seen the BOTM thing and thought it would be cool to put the Ritchey on since we just got it this week.
As for the geometry, remember that these old bikes were based on the old Schwinn cruiser geometry and their primary purpose was to bomb down fire roads. The long wheelbase and slack geometry was perfect for this type of riding. On the East Coast, we don't have the fire roads so the geometry tended to be more "modern" because of the more tight and technical trails. West Coasters, like Ross Shafer, quickly changed their geometry as well for actual trail riding. Bikes like our Ritchey are perfect for what they were designed to do but not really set up for what most folks ride these days.