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 Post subject: Ritchey P-21
PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2008 11:25 pm 
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This is my Ritchey P-21, which I purchased new directly from Ritchey USA.


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2008 11:36 pm 
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Sweeeet always fancied one but never got around to buying one.....yet!


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2008 11:36 pm 
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Here is the rear derailleur from the P-21.

Check out the brass adjuster barrel on the cable housing. The closeup limit of my digital camera shows that it is an intricate lost wax casting, made by the same guy who did the bits for Ibis. Each of the three facets is different, two are faces and one is a mystic symbol with two fingers.

This thing is so tiny that there is no way anyone would notice without my telling them, and it's hard to appreciate it without a magnifier. The guy gave it to me at a bike show, and he said it was enough just to know what was on it, you didn't have to see it.


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2008 11:39 pm 
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Dude that is inspiring me to get fetteling! :shock:


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2008 11:40 pm 
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CK I gotta ask, was it strange to go from selling Tom's frames to buying one?

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2008 11:42 pm 
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ameybrook wrote:
CK I gotta ask, was it strange to go from selling Tom's frames to buying one?


I don't pay retail.


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Repack Rider wrote:
I don't pay retail.


Rad. Your stories and commentary from the frontlines is priceless.

Awesome bike BTW.


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coolest barrel adjuster ever.


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 2008 8:22 am 
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Repack Rider wrote:
Check out the brass adjuster barrel on the cable housing. The closeup limit of my digital camera shows that it is an intricate lost wax casting, made by the same guy who did the bits for Ibis. Each of the three facets is different, two are faces and one is a mystic symbol with two fingers.


Awesome...

This also reminds me, did someone make some add on "3-D molded face" head badge back in the early to mid 90's? It was basically a screaming face with the tongue sticking out... I saw one on a bike months ago, but didn't get a chance to ask the owner about it or take a picture of it. I thought it was an Ibis part. Anybody remember?


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 Post subject: Choice
PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 2008 10:28 am 
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So how come I got some modern fangled thing to ride in your back yard and not the lush P-21....?! Should I be insulted?!

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