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 Post subject: Ritchey P-21
PostPosted: Mon Aug 24, 2009 8:06 pm 
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Edit: Dangit. Posted in wrong forum! Can't move it to <1998! Oh well.

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Here is my Ritchey P-21.

17" P-21. Serial is P 012. When I got it, the parts build suggested it was a 1995 or 1996, but I am not certain of the year based on the low serial number.

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Obviously, I "modernized" it a bit, but it suits me better this way. Took me a _long_ time to find this bike. It was my dream bike in college. I prefer the alternate fade paint job, but this one has grown on me. I'm only 20 miles from DnD painting, so maybe one day I'll get it redone in the fade I want.

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Fork: Rock Shox SID Race ’02
Shifters: XTR m960 DualControl
Fr. Derailleur: LX m581
Rr. Derailleur: XTR m952
Crankset: XT m770
Cassette: XTR m960
Pedals: XTR m959
Saddle: Selle Italia SLR 135g
Seatpost: Shimano XTR 27.0
Headset: Chris King 1” NoThreadSet
Handlebars: Styff Carbon XC flatbar w/plugs
Brakeset: XTR m960 v-brakes w/ ProblemSolvers v-brake adapter for rear
Stem: Ricthey WCS Carbon 120mm
Wheelset: Rolf Propel ceramic
Tires: Intense System2 tubeless w/Stan's
Grips: Specialized Thin XC
Other: Titec 100s carbon bar ends


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 24, 2009 8:15 pm 
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I liked it better before!

Only joking :wink:

Great looking build and a top singletrack killer.

Al, :D


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 24, 2009 9:11 pm 
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agree with you - its a dream of a bike 8)

I would retain this paint job, if that would be my bike :wink:


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 24, 2009 11:34 pm 
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Classic bike, classic colour scheme. Looks good with the new gear on it 8)


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 26, 2009 9:37 pm 
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Pic #2 looks sorted 8)


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 27, 2009 10:01 am 
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from looking closer to the 2nd pic. I would say you used the crown/steerer from a 96 Judy and mate the SID to it, or am I wrong ?


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 Post subject: YES
PostPosted: Thu Aug 27, 2009 4:24 pm 
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someone did something right! no risers, and ugly shit old man stuff...


This is how people should modernize old bikes to make them racers! again...


Really good work, I would probarly kept the thumbies and 8speed because of their "index" function which is king when everything goes bananas in the mud. But otherwise this is function and form combined. seems to handle the higher frontend really well to.


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 28, 2009 9:01 pm 
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8) ........ Spanking frame.. :!:


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 29, 2009 2:43 am 
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I can't say I dig the carbon stuff, but it sure looks fresh and fast! 8)


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 23, 2009 5:51 am 
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@magas,

Yes you're right. It's a Judy SL threadless crown on top of SID lowers. I saw that "trick" over at VRC forums at mtbr.com and figured it is probably the only way i would ever be able to get SIDs in a 1" size since they didn't make them beyond '98?

Alas, I'm actually considering selling the bike now. Anyone interested? :?


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