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 Post subject: What have i bought?
PostPosted: Mon Aug 28, 2006 10:51 pm 
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Could anybody shed any light on this frame? Could it be a genuine Ritchey? if so which model?

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 28, 2006 11:09 pm 
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Don't think that a Ritchey frame. A lot of frames did use Ritchey made dropouts. Not sure what brand of frame it is.


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 28, 2006 11:14 pm 
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well it's got geniune ritchey dropouts...

There were a number of frames with those with nickel plate. Parkpre did one, Merlin (uk) another off the top of my head. The rear seatstay/seattube junction is normally a good indicator.On a lot of the later Ritcheys the seatstays joined the seat tube at the very top of the seat tube and formed a sort of seat clamp (roadie stylee)

Just seen the fuji sticker, which means it's a fuji frame. Think it's from 1997-2001. They were sold by a number of shops, decent frame with a nice finish.

Here's a tom ritchey frame as a comparitor:

http://cgi.ebay.com/Rare-Ritchey-P-20-Project-20-Frame-Bike-Fat-Chance-WOW_W0QQitemZ250022890321QQihZ015QQcategoryZ98083QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 29, 2006 11:22 am 
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its a rock lobster


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 03, 2006 1:04 pm 
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Hi, can I clear this one up? This is a mid 90's fuji stoutlite frame ( read the label :wink: ) Got one myself, but I have just had to retire it as it's got a hole where the downtube meets the bottom bracket.


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 04, 2006 2:40 am 
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don't bin it, get a gusset welded on.


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Not planning on binning it yet, I've cut a section to check the damage and it's pretty grim. The section is about 10mm by 10mm so gusset welding is an option but what about the nickel plating?Ideas on a postcard...


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 04, 2006 6:06 pm 
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may be rusted just there from internal water, but could be pretty bad elsewhere.

Do some big slow speed drops to check it out :wink:
If OK, theres nothing better than a big gusset over a hole.


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 04, 2006 6:56 pm 
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given thats the thickest part of the tube I'd be very wary. Okay thats not forceful enough, DO NOT USE!


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 04, 2006 7:49 pm 
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I am for repairing frames , but I agree with scant on this one , DO NOT USE . your only option is to have the down tube taken out and a new one re welded . Any good frame builder could do that . but is it worth spending all that money ?


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