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PostPosted: Sun Nov 06, 2011 11:37 pm 
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Dropouts and BB shell were available off the shelf to any builder wanting them. The seat post binder bolt is typical Ritchey P series but the lug work is not. The dropouts put it at '97 onward.
That is some bloody lovely welding though! Quality kit! How does it ride, and just how cheap is "cheap"? :wink:


Haven't ridden it yet..... Needs some finishing....
I thought the welding was pretty good, very clean!

I paid €35 for the frame..... :oops:


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stumpjumper1990 wrote:
suburbanreuben wrote:
Dropouts and BB shell were available off the shelf to any builder wanting them. The seat post binder bolt is typical Ritchey P series but the lug work is not. The dropouts put it at '97 onward.
That is some bloody lovely welding though! Quality kit! How does it ride, and just how cheap is "cheap"? :wink:


Haven't ridden it yet..... Needs some finishing....
I thought the welding was pretty good, very clean!

I paid €35 for the frame..... :oops:

:shock:


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 06, 2011 11:43 pm 
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This is the bb of a 1997 RM Equipe (same frame as that year's Blizzard). It was made in Vancouver, presumably in August 1996. It also has Ritchey dropouts, but of the plain variety, not hooded like yours. The main tubes are Tange Prestige, and I don't think it has any Ritchey tubes, so the bb and dropouts were presumably just to give the frame a little extra cachet.


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suburbanreuben wrote:
stumpjumper1990 wrote:
I paid €35 for the frame..... :oops:

:shock:


Too much? :roll:


















:wink: :wink: :lol:


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Anthony wrote:
This is the bb of a 1997 RM Equipe (same frame as that year's Blizzard). It was made in Vancouver, presumably in August 1996. It also has Ritchey dropouts, but of the plain variety, not hooded like yours. The main tubes are Tange Prestige, and I don't think it has any Ritchey tubes, so the bb and dropouts were presumably just to give the frame a little extra cachet.


Thanks for the info.... Got to find myself the framebuilder... It's going to be difficult without framenumber... :?


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Whatever it is, it looks bloody nice (and a bargain to boot!).
If you cant stretch to a Rohloff, how about an alfine instead? and here comes the sales pitch
I just happen to have one for sale at the moment :wink:


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 07, 2011 11:05 am 
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"I know these Ritchey dropouts came available in 1997 for other framebuilders."

Earlier than that I think, judging by my Saracens.

Very nice frmae!


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Whatever it is, it looks bloody nice (and a bargain to boot!).
If you cant stretch to a Rohloff, how about an alfine instead? and here comes the sales pitch
I just happen to have one for sale at the moment :wink:


Probably for disc brakes, isn't it? :?


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 29, 2011 9:47 pm 
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Do you know the weight of the frame?


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