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We had a guy over to the shope yesterday that was taking photos for the upcoming Fisher catalog. Sounds like they are going to have a little retrospective on the history of Fisher. While we had the bikes down and shiny, I took a few new pictures. This is a 1981 Ritchey that has the "MountainBikes" decals on the top tube and chain stay so it would have been sold by Fisher. The down tube decals also have "Palo Alto" on them. I am guessing it is a Everest from the description but no 100% sure.

8 pictures and description @ https://www.firstflightbikes.com/1981_Ritchey_Palo_Alto.htm

<img src=https://www.firstflightbikes.com/_borders/PaloAltoGray.JPG>

<img src=https://www.firstflightbikes.com/_borders/PaloAltoGrayFork.JPG>

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very clean, and what a sweet parts spec.

as for the geometry, my '83 stumpjumper sport looks just like that. i recently turned it from a townie back to period correct machine and took it out for a spin, talk about freaky handling compared to modern bikes. i was like "how the hell did i ever ride half the stuff i used to on this beast?" ignorance is bliss, apparently. and then my next bike was a '91 bridgestone zip, talk about a night and day comparision! i still have that beauty too, probably the single best handling bike i own, truly telepathic.

ahh, just love the classic old machines...
 
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