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PostPosted: Mon Mar 02, 2009 12:29 am 
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Hi guys ,

Been looking for a Hand built Tom Ritchey P20 mountain bike , for what seems an eternity :( but finally , thanks to a very kind retrobike member called Bas :) AKA Defiant. :)

.... an exchange of appropriate funds :shock: :D :) and one UPS Delivery later , the arrival of my dream bike is finally here :) :) :P :P

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This Beautiful machine has been weighed and comes in at 19.6 pounds without cranks .:) :D needless to say its like a whippet :) unfortunately the owner is not :( :lol:



Have a look , let me know what you think :)


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 02, 2009 12:47 am 
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nice Si!

Looks great with the original ritchey Logic fork in it
good luck with it
make me proud! ;)

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 02, 2009 9:11 am 
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lovely :D not sure about the cranks though - bit fat for the tubes - but were you hinting they wouldn't be staying anyway?


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 02, 2009 9:40 am 
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orange71 Wrote :

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lovely not sure about the cranks though - bit fat for the tubes - but were you hinting they wouldn't be staying anyway?


:);) Thanks fella, No.. the cranks,shifters,front mech,rear mech,chain,cassette,grips,brake levers,bottom bracket,headset,stem,seatpost,and seat :) :lol: :lol: wont be staying ;)

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Looks great with the original ritchey Logic fork in it



Thanks a million bas, they look and ride spot on ;) they feel, like a knife through butter, so accurate and pin sharp :) however they will be changed every now and again, (Pending terrain) for something a bit more plush ;) :shock: :lol:


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 02, 2009 9:52 am 
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Really nice frameset! Luckily you'll be changing the modern parts since they don't fit it at all. May I suggest XT M735 + as much Ritchey Logic as possible?


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 02, 2009 10:24 am 
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Archangel wrote :

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Really nice frameset! Luckily you'll be changing the modern parts since they don't fit it at all. May I suggest XT M735 + as much Ritchey Logic as possible?



:) thanks :) its lovely ;) I sort of disagree 'with the modern parts dont fit at all' comment.

As I think function over form is sometime the best option, the shifting is super sweet and crisp , the cranks, although dont look right aesthetically , they are stiff and direct :), this bike was aimed as a race bike BITD ;)

So function over form and all that.. ;) the frame and wheels are always the heart and soul of any bike, the bits are just tools :) and also sometimes, rather than use the NOS retro period correct parts and ruin them, use New school throwaway parts :) :lol: :lol: :lol:

Er ! ... and sorry but Shimano M735 is too old for this P20, and not period correct ;) for this frame.. ..

A full Superlight Logic WCS and other ;) parts will be adorning this frameset on dry days :)


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 02, 2009 10:37 am 
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Really, really nice bike. My dream bike too. Seriously jealous here.


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 02, 2009 12:31 pm 
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That's on my 'got to have' list as well.

That list is only growing since I signed up here... :roll:

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 02, 2009 4:46 pm 
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Great frame and fork...personally i don't like the newest part (shimano craankset and sram x 0 rear derailleur in particular)....you've a big part of mtn bike history! Compliments!


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 02, 2009 10:55 pm 
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Some great pics 8) but better in the flesh, looking forward to this one 8) 8) 8) 8) 8)


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