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 Post subject: Ritchey Plexus
PostPosted: Thu Jan 14, 2010 2:42 am 
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Hi everyone,

I finally made it!

The Ritchey Plexus is now one of my bikes. I found this frame ''lost'' in a store with the RS fork and the headset. I said to myself, it's a miracle? Lets carry it with me to my sweet home.

So here goes what I did. I'm asking your opinion about it making an appeal : If some one has Ritchey Parts, please send me PM, because it's mine objective to mount it with proper Ritchey Parts.

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In the front wheel is missing two caps in each side of the hub, if someone have ones, please let me know.

Cheers

João


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 14, 2010 6:49 am 
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That is one lush looking bike :) 8) 8) , not keen on the wheels but each to there own.. :) :)

one of these frames is on the list for this year.. ;)


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 14, 2010 11:36 am 
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Great bike! I love steel frame :D
I've a question for all plexus experts: I've seen a lot of plexus frames and some of them have the seatbolt on the front (as this one), some other have it on the back, near the conjunction of the downtube and the rear tubes... :?:

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 14, 2010 4:37 pm 
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Thanks mates,

It's still being build, but is already an amazing bike.

I love this frame, I was searching for one since a long time :)

Now is find the proper components to match with the frame brand and the job is done.

I can't wait for riding it :P

Cheers


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 14, 2010 5:10 pm 
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Love it mate, very cool..... 8)

If it were mine i'd change the wheels but its not mine so good luck to you :D :wink:


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 14, 2010 5:18 pm 
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Fenton wrote:
Love it mate, very cool..... 8)

If it were mine i'd change the wheels but its not mine so good luck to you :D :wink:


Thanks mate,

I need to find a proper wheels for it. Steel vs carbon does not match so much :?


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and a shorter fork.........

love the Plexus - great looking bike


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 14, 2010 11:52 pm 
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mechagouki wrote:
and a shorter fork.........

love the Plexus - great looking bike


Its the correct fork. The sids had shorter lowers and therefore more stanchion exposed. The shorter lowers were lighter. The frames were 98ish


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 15, 2010 12:11 am 
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Nice ride!

When I bought the P-20 frame, the guy showed me his 2 personal bikes: one was a Plexus, the other was a Ritchey one-off road bike that had a Plexus-like custom frame that belonged to Frishy. The seatstays had a less dramatic curve though.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 15, 2010 1:11 am 
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P20 wrote:

Its the correct fork. The sids had shorter lowers and therefore more stanchion exposed. The shorter lowers were lighter. The frames were 98ish


Well, I have a 1998 SID and it doesn't have that much stanchion exposed, also that fork's lowers have disc mounts which were not present on 1998s - looks like an 80mm Y2K fork to me.

My 1998 SID looks like this (decals are 2009):

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unafraid -are you sure that Ritchey road bike wasn't a cyclocross bike called a SwissCross? Did it have cantilevers or sidepull calipers?


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