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 Post subject: Re: 1990 Ritchey P-23
PostPosted: Fri Aug 30, 2013 1:26 am 
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that's very nice, good job mate! almost can badge it as a P-22! :lol: ;)


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 Post subject: Re: 1990 Ritchey P-23
PostPosted: Fri Aug 30, 2013 8:24 am 
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Stunning work mate, standing ovation ¡!


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 Post subject: Re: 1990 Ritchey P-23
PostPosted: Fri Aug 30, 2013 12:49 pm 
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The lack of bullsh1t when it comes to a proper retro Ritchey build, is one of the greatest aesthetic mechanical machines man has ever created.... and I think you'll find that is fact.


Love it!



al. 8)


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 Post subject: Re: 1990 Ritchey P-23
PostPosted: Fri Aug 30, 2013 9:12 pm 
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Glad you like it!


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 Post subject: Re: 1990 Ritchey P-23
PostPosted: Sat Sep 14, 2013 8:17 pm 
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Wonderful, wonderful!


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 Post subject: Re: 1990 Ritchey P-23
PostPosted: Wed Sep 18, 2013 8:02 pm 
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fugazi wrote:
23 pounds was the weight Tom Ritchey said he was able to reach on a production steel mountain bike back in 1988.

He thought steel was still valid even for MTB racing, so after getting the weight goal using an own spec tubeset (Ritchey Logic - Tange Prestige) and components and to prove this bike was reliable he decided to let his team race on it in 1989.

It turned to be even better than expected, as Don Myrah won the NORBA 1989 World Championship using a P-23 FB, among other team wins that year.

Next year the P-23 was available in two different versions, a complete fillet-brazed frame bike, named P-23 Team and a fillet-brazed and TIG welded frame bike, the P-23.

This is what I'm presenting today, I have been so lucky to get a VGC P-23 in my size.

First of all, this project aim has never been to build a period-correct bike, but a well balanced and usable bike.

Hope you like it!

Specs:

Frame: Ritchey P-23 18" 1990, Ritchey Logic Prestige tubeset, Suntour dropouts.
Fork: Specialized Direct Drive 1991
Headset: Shimano Dura Ace 7410
Stem: Ritchey Force Nitto
Seatpost: Ritchey FD WCS Nitto
Handlebar: Ritchey Force Lite
Grips: Ritchey WCS
Brake levers: Ritchey Logic
Brakes: Ritchey Logic
Brake pads: Kool-Stop
Shifters: Suntour Xc Pro thumbies
Front derailleur: Suntour Xc Pro
Rear derailleur: Suntour Xc Pro
Saddle: Ritchey Pro Logic WCS
Bottom bracket: IRD Quad QB-75 Tange Seiki
Chainset: Ritchey Logic
Pedals: Suntour Xc Pro
Hubs: Hügi Sport
Rims: Mavic 217 SUP
Hub skewers: Ritchey
Tyres: Ritchey Duro K Force WCS

Actual weight: 22.002 lbs - 9.98 kg

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 Post subject: Re: 1990 Ritchey P-23
PostPosted: Wed Sep 18, 2013 8:33 pm 
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Some more pics :D

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 Post subject: Re: 1990 Ritchey P-23
PostPosted: Wed Sep 18, 2013 8:37 pm 
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Soooooo damn beautiful 8)


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 Post subject: Re: 1990 Ritchey P-23
PostPosted: Thu Sep 19, 2013 10:23 am 
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:wink:

In the trails

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 Post subject: Re: 1990 Ritchey P-23
PostPosted: Thu Sep 19, 2013 10:44 am 
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Stunning. 8)


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