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Well I did think the Timbercomp was , but from the initial photos, they looked Tig'ed :oops: :roll: :lol: :lol:


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Ductape wrote:
Which models were fillet brazed?

Just about all the early ones:

http://www.oldmountainbikes.com/frames/

One feature of Ritchey is that he would often mix construction methods on one frame - TIG for the main triangle with a sleeved (essentially lugged) seat cluster and fillet-brazed stays, or braze-over-TIG at the head tube, or a mixture of lugs and fillets.

This lovely Super Comp looks to be fillet-brazed all round - at least with the exception of the sleeved seat tube:

http://www.monkeywrenchcycles.com/image ... %20001.jpg

likewise this Timber Comp:

http://www.monkeywrenchcycles.com/image ... %20004.jpg

and early Commando:

http://www.monkeywrenchcycles.com/image ... %20007.jpg

TIG construction can make a lighter bike, and the P-series and later bikes were - I think - all tigged, with Tom adding the hand-brazed details, like the seat cluster.

The cover of the '97 catalogue has him brazing the rear triangle of a Soft Tail. You can clearly see the TIG weld at the top-tube/seat-tube juction:

http://www.oldmountainbikes.com/catalog ... 997_01.jpg


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Sithlord wrote:
mechagouki thats very very nice... what ya missing fella.. ?



A rear Araya RM25 on Suntour XC hub, Deerhead rear mech and shifters, Nitto black bullmoose bar/stem and a 26.8mm SR laprade post.

I picked the bike up for very little fortunately, less than 70 quid, it had been ridden as a commuter for many years and sadly the woman I bought it from had been convinced to make certain "upgrades" :(

When I got it it had a horrible pressed steel hi-rise stem and a steel 5 degree bar, a huge gel saddle and gel "comfort grips", the rear wheel is a nasty formula hubbed thing presumably swapped in by a bike shop that didn't see the point in repairing whatever was wrong with the stock RM25.

So far I've put on the Ritchey stem and bar you see in the picture, they're not correct for the bike but are a huge improvement on what was on there. I has a Rocky Mountain branded Selle Italia Anatomico in the parts bin, so that's on there now, it's nearly ready for a ride - bit small for me to be honest - of the three of these bikes (including this one) that I know of, all have smallish frames. for much better examples than mine check out these links:

http://www.oldmountainbikes.com/cgi-bin/bikes.cgi?bike=6D00168



http://www.firstflightbikes.com/1986_RM_Ritchey.htm

And thanks for the compliment! Some people don't consider these true Ritcheys, but I figure if TR was happy to put his name on the bike that's good enough for me!

Your Ritchey is one of my favourite bikes on RetroBike BTW, it just looks so bloody fast (even standing still), very nice job.


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mechagouki wrote:
My 'Canapurna', currently missing some bits.

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why "canapurna" ? is it the canadian counterpart of an Anapurna in terms of build quality and rareness? or is it just an early canadian ritchey?

I hope to have a "c" frame to post here soon. Also, sq_root_of_2, has a nice one or two.

So we do have some here on RB :wink:

Good thread :D


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I hope to have a "c" frame to post here soon.

Look forward to that............



At 20" (Ritchey size) my green 85 is a bit too small. I want to eventually trade it for a 90's vintage Ritchey. There really are so many cool models to choose from.


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GoldenEraMTB wrote:

why "canapurna" ? is it the canadian counterpart of an Anapurna in terms of build quality and rareness? or is it just an early canadian ritchey?
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Not much in common with an Annapurna I'm afraid, I didn't coin the phrase but I assume it refers to the bikes lugged construction and Canada-only marketplace. The bike is actually a Ritchey tubeset assembled in Japan atvthe same factory where some P-series bikes were later produced


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Ductape wrote:
I hope to have a "c" frame to post here soon.

Look forward to that............


Oh yeah! Cool, pm me some details man :wink:

mechagouki wrote:
GoldenEraMTB wrote:

why "canapurna" ? is it the canadian counterpart of an Anapurna in terms of build quality and rareness? or is it just an early canadian ritchey?
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Not much in common with an Annapurna I'm afraid, I didn't coin the phrase but I assume it refers to the bikes lugged construction and Canada-only marketplace. The bike is actually a Ritchey tubeset assembled in Japan atvthe same factory where some P-series bikes were later produced


Ah...I see, thanks :)


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