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 Post subject: Richey??
PostPosted: Sun Dec 09, 2007 3:58 pm 
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Hello. I am a very happy owner of a old steel mtb frame.
Many times I upgraded this frame but.. many people with knowhow of mtb likes this frame but nobody knows what kind of frame it is.
Can anybody tell me more about this frame? there is a little inscription Ritchey on it.
Here is a link to fotos of the bike.
Thanks

http://s237.photobucket.com/albums/ff191/krebby_photos/


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 09, 2007 5:28 pm 
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Hi Martijn,

I move your topic, as you're posting in the Roadbike section :wink:

On your bike: I do not know what it is, but it is no Ritchey. Some other manufacturers built with Ritchey dropouts or even tubing. This must be such an example.

But what is it? Some clues tell me it is a Canadian design. The seattube extends quite a lot above the toptube, seatstays connect quite huge to the seattube and the slot is on the front. On the other hand: The headtube isn't really tall and the toptube isn't really slooping.

Assuming you are in the Netherlands: I do know Concorde/American Eagle did quite a lot with Ritchey bits, as well Ritchey dropouts, but I do not recognise this as one of both.

Bottom line is that I don't know it.


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 09, 2007 5:35 pm 
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On a 2nd thought: Must say it shows quite a lot resemblance with Bike Tech bikes. It could be it is a product by the Toyo shop in Japan. Toyo built Bike Techs ...and Ritcheys


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 Post subject: Bike
PostPosted: Sun Dec 09, 2007 5:45 pm 
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Looks quite burley, the drop outs look over built for Ritchey too and the logo is the current modern one which is strange, Ritchey didn't use a chainstay bridge either. Could be a RM as looks a a lot like their designs.


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 09, 2007 8:16 pm 
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It does look a bit like a Rocky Mountain, but I don't recall Rocky Mountains ever having all three cables on the RHS of the top tube.


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 09, 2007 9:22 pm 
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Could agree with Melvin. I'm not sure but did BikeTech's had 29,4 seatposts like FAT's? Check what size seatpost you have?

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 Post subject: Frame
PostPosted: Sun Dec 09, 2007 9:33 pm 
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That rear triangle, carrier mounts and seat tube cluster looks very original Saracen top end to me?


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 09, 2007 9:43 pm 
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those chainstays.. i never saw a rocky w/ those bends.
a ritchey it is not!


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 Post subject: Re: Frame
PostPosted: Sun Dec 09, 2007 10:10 pm 
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Wold Ranger wrote:
That rear triangle, carrier mounts and seat tube cluster looks very original Saracen top end to me?


Deffo got that 'brit-pop' look about it. Cable routing looks like Saracen too.


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 Post subject: Re: Frame
PostPosted: Sun Dec 09, 2007 10:47 pm 
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thanks everybody here. I see that it is difficult to find out what kind of frame I really have. Nice to see the knowledge of people about frames and technic.
THANKS


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