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 Post subject: My 1988 Ritchey Ultra.
PostPosted: Sun Aug 23, 2009 1:04 am 
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I must say I am very pleased with the way this one turned out. Not period correct but it is a rider and I went for function over form. Here are the spec's:

Frame: 1988 Ritchey Ultra
Shifters: Shimano XT st-m0950
Front brake: BR-m730
Rear brake: XT U-Brake
Front Derailler: XT FD-M730
Rear Derailler: XT RD-M730
Wheels: Matrix Single Track Comp on DX Hb-650 Hubs
Skewers: Odessey?
Seatpost: Strong Japan
Saddle: Selle Italia Flite Titanium
Cranks: XT FC-M737
Headset: King
Tires: Panaracer Timbuk II
Pedals: XT PD-M730
Handlebar: Scott AT-2 LF
Cables: Gore Ride On
Cranks Bolts: Adventure Components.


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 Post subject: More pics
PostPosted: Sun Aug 23, 2009 1:09 am 
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 23, 2009 1:56 am 
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wow...what a makeover.

It looks great. Is there a reason why you went with the later XT crankset, as opposed to the m730 stuff found on the rest of the bike?

If you need a clean 730, I might be able to help you out there :wink:

again...beautiful looking Ultra.


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 23, 2009 2:55 am 
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GoldenEraMTB wrote:
wow...what a makeover.

It looks great. Is there a reason why you went with the later XT crankset, as opposed to the m730 stuff found on the rest of the bike?

If you need a clean 730, I might be able to help you out there :wink:

again...beautiful looking Ultra.

It is temporary. I will probably change the handlebar too. I have a period correct crank somewhere in storage. I just couldn't wait to ride it and cranks are easy to swap out. It's dirt debut will be tomorrow but todays urban ride helped get it dialed in. It is sooo quick! Nimble too. I can't wait to see how it climbs.


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 23, 2009 5:08 am 
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That really is sweet!
Have you had much experience with King headsets on rigid mtb? Do they stay adjusted any longer than others that you've used? I'm wondering whether or not I should swap out my logic for one...


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 23, 2009 9:12 am 
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im using a logic at the mo too... looking to change tho its gettin a bit past it...


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 23, 2009 10:13 am 
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:o fantastic make over, that really is sumptuous. proper job. 8)


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 23, 2009 3:54 pm 
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Wow, as i've just started my first '80's period resto I have a new found admiration and understanding of the work that has gone into that.


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 23, 2009 7:15 pm 
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nice!

Al. :D


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 23, 2009 8:32 pm 
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JPintheCAN wrote:
That really is sweet!
Have you had much experience with King headsets on rigid mtb? Do they stay adjusted any longer than others that you've used? I'm wondering whether or not I should swap out my logic for one...

To be honest this is the first rigid mtb I have had one on and I have never had a threaded one. I had trouble finding a vintage headset so I just said screw it and got a new one. I got sick of waiting.


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