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PostPosted: Sun Nov 09, 2008 1:52 am 
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This is beautiful ....

http://cgi.ebay.com/Ritchey-Plexus-moun ... 240%3A1318


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 09, 2008 10:42 am 
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Very nice frame, funny to see the "hand crafted by Ritchey mountainbikes" decal with Tom on it....... knowing that it's build in Japan by Toyo* :wink:

* extremely good builders btw they deserve more credit also for their own "Testach" frames

here's their Praise, steel titanium mix, nice :D :


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:lol: Thats just cruel fella, rubbing my nose in like that.. :lol: :lol:


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 09, 2008 12:51 pm 
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Love the look of that Praise.Is that a current model?
Thanx Max


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 09, 2008 4:59 pm 
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yo-eddy wrote:
Very nice frame, funny to see the "hand crafted by Ritchey mountainbikes" decal with Tom on it....... knowing that it's build in Japan by Toyo* :wink:

* extremely good builders btw they deserve more credit also for their own "Testach" frames

here's their Praise, steel titanium mix, nice :D :

Interesting to see a steel brace between a steel chainstay and a ti seatstay - but doesn't the brace to counteract braking forces kind of contradict the plexus principle? 'I want it to flex - to absorb bumps, but I also don't want it to flex - under braking forces.' Or maybe it's just 'I want it to flex - to absorb bumps, but I also don't want it to break under braking forces.'

But even so, the brace must be stopping it flexing. But only on one side.


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 09, 2008 5:12 pm 
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Anthony wrote:
yo-eddy wrote:
Very nice frame, funny to see the "hand crafted by Ritchey mountainbikes" decal with Tom on it....... knowing that it's build in Japan by Toyo* :wink:

* extremely good builders btw they deserve more credit also for their own "Testach" frames

here's their Praise, steel titanium mix, nice :D :

Interesting to see a steel brace between a steel chainstay and a ti seatstay - but doesn't the brace to counteract braking forces kind of contradict the plexus principle? 'I want it to flex - to absorb bumps, but I also don't want it to flex - under braking forces.' Or maybe it's just 'I want it to flex - to absorb bumps, but I also don't want it to break under braking forces.'

But even so, the brace must be stopping it flexing. But only on one side.



Wouldn't stop it too much though being so far down the seatstay but enough to work inline with the disc mount, no? Probably very little flex(suspension) at this area because of the axle. Just guessing mind.


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Love the look of that Praise.Is that a current model?
Thanx Max

'Not sure if they still run this model, but I'm sure they still can build one for you :wink:

More on Toyo?Testach in this (quite similair) topic :D
http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=3722


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