Retrobike Forum Index

It is currently Fri Dec 09, 2016 8:52 am

* Login   * Register * Search  * FAQ



Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 12 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2  Next
Author Message
 Post subject: Ritchey Swisscross
PostPosted: Sun Dec 14, 2008 8:18 pm 
Retro Guru

Joined: Wed Nov 29, 2006 8:50 pm
Posts: 508
Location: RUGBY
Well finally built this beauty up.Gave it a blast round a muddy field the other nite and it felt great! Feels strange to be having STI gears and nine speed.Used to bar end shifters and 7 speed on the Isla!
This was to be a cheap build! Intended to use all my old 105 7 speed parts but when i received the frame it came with the chainset which was Shimano Ultegra 6500.Couldn't help but to source all the same parts for the build.This is one of my dream bikes!


Spec as follows:
Frame:Ritchey Swisscross 58cm(Thanx Yo-Eddy!)
Fork:Isla Rowntree 531(resprayed and lengthed by Mercian)
Headset:Shimano 105 1'' threaded
Stem:Salsa Cro-Moto 110mm quill
Bars:ITM 44cm
Tape:white cork
Seatpin:Ritchey Pro carbon 27mm
Saddle:Ritchey Comp(found on cheap hybrid!)
Chainset:Shimano Ultegra 6500 175mm
Rings:Stronglight 46/38
Cassette:Shimano Ultegra 6500 9sp 12-27
Chain:Shimano Ultegra 9sp
Bottom bracket:Shimano Ultegra octalink 6500 109.5mm
Hubs:Shimano Ultegra 6500
Skewers:Ritchey alloy/cro-mo?
Spokes:DT double butted
Rims:Mavic Open Pro silver 32 hole
Tyres:Continental Speed King 700x35c folding(Have some Ritchey speedmax 700x30 for muddy courses)
Tubes:Michelin 700x23(the only ones i had lying around!)
Pedals:Crank brothers Candy grey
Rear mech:Shimano Ultegra short cage 6500
Front mech:Shimano Ultegra 28.6 6500
Gear/brake levers:Shimano Ultegra 6500 STI 9sp
Cantilever brake arms:Spooky alloy with Kool Stops on front and Aztecs on back
Hope you enjoy!
Thanx Max


Attachments:
2006_0711ritchey10220 (Medium).JPG
2006_0711ritchey10220 (Medium).JPG [ 70 KiB | Viewed 3036 times ]
2006_0711ritchey10218 (Medium).JPG
2006_0711ritchey10218 (Medium).JPG [ 103.96 KiB | Viewed 3036 times ]
2006_0711ritchey10137 (Medium).JPG
2006_0711ritchey10137 (Medium).JPG [ 85.12 KiB | Viewed 3036 times ]
Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Dec 15, 2008 2:53 pm 
The Guv'nor
The Guv'nor
User avatar

Joined: Sun Jul 03, 2005 11:19 pm
Posts: 23177
Location: Retrobike HQ
That's pretty special!

Fair bit of post on display there :shock:


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Dec 15, 2008 9:09 pm 
Retro Guru

Joined: Wed Nov 29, 2006 8:50 pm
Posts: 508
Location: RUGBY
Yeah its a 58cm as well! Thought it would be to big! It feels spot on though! Thanx Max


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Dec 15, 2008 10:00 pm 
Retro Guru
User avatar

Joined: Thu Jan 10, 2008 11:04 pm
Posts: 636
Location: 62A/K
Envy is a terrible thing.......


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Dec 16, 2008 8:18 am 
South East AEC
South East AEC
User avatar

Joined: Wed Oct 03, 2007 3:39 pm
Posts: 3882
Very nice,


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Dec 16, 2008 4:06 pm 
Old School Hero

Joined: Thu Nov 13, 2008 5:41 pm
Posts: 173
Saw that on the classifieds.
Lovely and just my size.
Jerome


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed Dec 17, 2008 4:48 pm 
Old School Grand Master
User avatar

Joined: Tue Jul 17, 2007 5:13 pm
Posts: 8184
Location: Tredavoe, Cornwall
mmmmm!

Al. :D


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed Dec 17, 2008 5:20 pm 
Mr Benn
Mr Benn
User avatar

Joined: Wed Oct 25, 2006 10:07 am
Posts: 7199
Location: Omnipresent
8)


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri Dec 19, 2008 4:12 pm 
Old School Hero
User avatar

Joined: Thu Dec 18, 2008 4:07 pm
Posts: 169
Location: Titanium Land
Wow, nice bike...I´ve always been a Ritchey fan...love that frame and also Plexus frames because of the curved seatstays...

Enjoy it!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sat Dec 27, 2008 1:04 am 
Retro Guru
User avatar

Joined: Sun Jan 06, 2008 8:43 pm
Posts: 1328
Location: Italy
Fantastic bike! :D


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 12 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2  Next

All times are UTC [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Adam_S and 11 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  

About Us

Follow Retrobike

Other cool stuff

All content © 2005-2015 Retrobike unless otherwise stated.
Cookies Policy.
bikedeals - the best bike deals in one place
FatCOGS - Fat Chance Owner's Group

Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group