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PostPosted: Sat Jul 26, 2008 3:04 pm 
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Here another Dutch beauty, my American Eagle Lake Tahoe.

The strange thing is, I can't find any info about this type. I have seen some other Lake Tahoe's on the web, but totally different bike's.


Some Specs

-Mixture of Shimano STC-RC front derr., bracket and V-brakes and Sram parts. rear derr. and shifters
-Aluminium Frame
-Tange Steel Fork
-Ritchey Steer and stem
-Ritchey Rims (Rock SCX)
-Ritchey Tires (Speedmax)
-Diatech headset, tensioning not through a bolt on the steering stem, but by some clamp just above the bearings.
-Weight just under 12 kilo's

It's a light and nimble bike on the road, I don't use it off-road (sorry about that).


Greetings,

Herman


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 26, 2008 11:27 pm 
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Sorry cannot help with the bike ID. But you're very welcome, there's a few of us from the low countries out here. Your ride looks in very good condition.

Enjoy!!


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 27, 2008 9:27 am 
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I must have a catalogue somewhere. I'll take a look. That stem is in fact a Nitto. It is nicely welded.


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 27, 2008 10:37 am 
Dirt Disciple

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@IbocProSX Thanks, the bike is almost like new. The marks it has, come from hanging on 2 hooks in a guy's garage. Not from us.

@Elev12k I would like it if you find some info on the bike. Regarding the stem, I have to disagree. On the stem is written Ritchey Force Lite.

Thanks for the reactions.

Greetings,

Herman


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 27, 2008 11:49 am 
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Herman,

Ritchey hadn't an own stem factory. It is made with Nitto in Japan. Like later era Ritchey frames are made with Toyo in -again- Japan. The Japanese do an excellent job, so I think it's a great move.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 28, 2008 7:26 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Here another picture with the original Barends in place.

They have some markings from placing the bike wrong site up.

But I'm not sure how to remove the scratches. I have polished most of it out, but they are not like new.

@Elev12k You are right about the weldings, they are very clean.


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 06, 2008 7:19 pm 
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Herman,

My catalogue is of the 1995 modelyear. For '95 there was no Lake Tahoe.

Most plausible your bike is from '96 or '97. On originality: AE's were often equiped with Ritchey parts. I think Rentmeester was importer for Ritchey back then. Probably the STX RC was original equipment and the SRAM stuff upgrades. The seat is of course not original.


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 06, 2008 7:45 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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O.k.,

Thanks for looking, maybe I'll contact the distrubutor (Veltec) and ask if they have some old info.

Greetings,

Herman


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