1997 Ritchey Project 20 (P-20)

SheadNinja

Retro Newbie
Hi all,
Been a long-time fan of this site for ideas and inspiration. I'm a huge fan of Ritchey bikes and have owned a few over the years. An Ascent when I was a teen, restored / rescued a1990 Ultra, and recently I found my grail bike, which is a 1997 P-20 in team colours. It was pretty scratched up with a couple of small dents. I've fixed the dents using a roller block, and resprayed the top tube, down tube, and Judy fork. I wanted a gravel bike, so I converted it to a drop bar 1x, with a mix of XTR and Dura Ace bits. The result is an almost go-anywhere bike that is fast enough to keep up with some road bikes and can handle some of the rough stuff in the backwoods.

I've attached a couple of pics. It is still a working progress as I am waiting for a 42 tooth front chainring, and most importantly "P-20" or "Project 20" decal. I would love to hear your feedback and suggestions.IMG_20210708_183209.jpgIMG_20210813_164206.jpgIMG_20210818_183503.jpgIMG_20210821_172109.jpg
 

SheadNinja

Retro Newbie
Dura Ace 7800 shifters worked perfectly with the rear xtr mech. Didn't work as well for the front mech as the cage for the front mech is for 9 speed and therefore slightly wider.
 
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