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PostPosted: Wed Dec 12, 2007 10:36 pm 
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Hi.

Today i had a little surprise.

A big friend of mine called me saying that knowing the passion i have for classic high end MTB´s, he was thinking of offering me (please read selling) his beloved old bike.

Since i did not remember wich bike he was talking about ( he had a few good bikes BITD), told him to bring it over my place.

When he arrived and i saw the bike, i had to pick up my balls from the ground... :shock: :shock: :shock:

The deal was made, and i stared at the bike for at least 1 hour.

Frame look´s like new, not a single scratch.
I´m going to change a few parts, like mechs, shifters, seat, fork (maybe sell) and swap titanium bar and stem for an old Ritchey model to match...

But...


... here it is...

... my Ritchey Softail...


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 12, 2007 10:37 pm 
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Great bike! You got that for free??? You lucky bugger!

Can I be the first to put my name in for the ti bar and stem if you're taking them off :)

Actually, I have a Ritchey Bar/stem that I could swap for ... anyway :wink:


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 12, 2007 10:51 pm 
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Thank´s Russell.

Well, it wasn´t completly free, i have to mount a recent and decent bike for him to ride, but i have so many parts at home, it wont be a problem...

Sorry mate, but this TI bar and stem will probably end in my Titanium Parkpre, with some Morati cranks and some rasta parts... to have something very pimp... you know...

But i´ll probably be interested in your Ritchey parts, to make this one a Thomas Frisky / Henrik Djernis replica...

Cheers


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 12, 2007 11:07 pm 
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Nice one Victor .


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 12, 2007 11:15 pm 
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That kinda sh*t never happens to me! :lol:

Hope you bought a Lotto ticket straight after..

Nice bike mate, looking forward to seeing the Replica progress 8)


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 12, 2007 11:44 pm 
B.o.T.Y. Winner / Gold Trader
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:P


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 13, 2007 5:56 am 
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Doubt I have to tell you that you're going to love it. Mine is probably my #1 favorite ride in the stable.


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 13, 2007 7:23 am 
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kingroon wrote:
That kinda sh*t never happens to me! :lol:


Me either....


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 13, 2007 7:31 am 
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Fantastic pick up!

My first Ritchey was a Soft Tail too. Really great bike...the only thing I didn't care for was the pogo action of the rear end.
No dampening of the shock in the back and the steel stays don't flex quite like titanium ones do.

...keep in mind that steel doesn't have an infinite fatigue like titanium does either...


Classic r/w/b paint is the best.

How are the front brake posts mounted to the fork? Look like clamp on's.


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 13, 2007 9:10 am 
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..keep in mind that steel doesn't have an infinite fatigue like titanium does either...
yes I wondered about that - would this bike have a normal life expectancy?

beautiful bike though! 8) I love the red/white/blue


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