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 Post subject: Trashed Ritchey
PostPosted: Thu Jul 07, 2005 11:57 am 
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Go here for the story: http://www.oldmountainbikes.com/cgi-bin ... e=GY828212

Two weeks ago I went out to Belgium to collect the frame and some more stuff with a friend (the original owner). Lucky me also had a perfectly working bike with me, my '88 Koga ValleyRunner, so I made a few bike rides. Here I am on a steep climb in the 'E19 bergen':

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Preparing for a ride:
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The fancy Element isn't mine.


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 07, 2005 1:36 pm 
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That Ritchey looks trashed...what are your plans for it? Full restore or hang on a wall?


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 07, 2005 2:42 pm 
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It is a nice piece for on the wall. Think it will be a hassle to restore the piece.

Both seattube and rear end damaged by removing seized Syncros Ti seatpost that was urgently needed by the original owner.


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 07, 2005 3:02 pm 
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I reckon that Ritchey is well salvagable.


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ritchey probs is repairable.. cost/ benefit analysis I suppose. nice find all the same :D


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THAT WOULD BE A INTERESTION REPAIR JOB


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 11, 2006 7:49 pm 
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Hi THWANG,

The story is the frame is weld up in no time solely for the trainingpurposes of a teammember.

So far the origins of the frame has been questioned -by people I consider competent in judging that- and with that of course the whole story.

Currently the frame is doing a excellent job as decoration for where we keep the wood for the fireplace. Great piece.

- Melvin


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 12, 2006 10:29 pm 
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I was originally gutted to see a snapped Ritchey, but like you mention it might not be real. The seatclamp/seat stay arrangement don't look right for starters. I do like the idea of having it above the fireplace though. 8)


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 13, 2006 8:58 am 
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The frame is damaged by Ti Syncros removal by a chainsaw or something :roll:


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 13, 2006 5:45 pm 
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argoscycles will fix that up for your no probs, probably cost you £120 though, still a nice rig.


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