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This Ritchey has always been my favorite because every time I look at the original paint it says to me, "ride me amongst the golden aspens of Colorado on a warm fall day." The build is almost completely original too (6-speed XT), and it is in amazing condition.

Incidentally, this Super Comp owned by member "fillet-brazed" appears to be just one serial number different. fiveandaquarter: '87 Ritchey Super Comp

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That is really gorgeous. It looks like so much fun waiting to happen.

Even if you can't find any Aspen groves, for Pete's sake ride that beauty. My heart bleeds for that pristine bike in a "Boy in the Plastic Bubble" kinda way.

 

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Just...Wow. That`s original paint?? Where was that thing? How`d it end up staying so pristine?
 

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Scuffs on the cranks, side walls look crusty, tow straps tucked....its a hair away from a full on ghost jump bike! :p






Just kidding DC, the bike is fantastic. You're really crankin' out the projects! You won't have any left to work on soon. ;)
 

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Simply beautiful! I swear that bikes with U-brakes have a higher tonal quality to them as they ride down the trail due to lack of cable guides on the top tube. To me they literally sound different than a normal canti-equiped ride and the clean lines look way cooler.

I'm once again equally envious and happy for you, Double Century. I can only wonder what's next!
 

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"That`s original paint?? Where was that thing? How`d it end up staying so pristine?"

Original paint, but the downtube decals were replaced with some obtained from Ritchey many years back. I actually got this off eBay some time ago on a whim because it was local. I went to pick it up and the garage it was stored in was filled with similar fillet-brazed Ritcheys because the garage owner was a former employee.

The front tire is a Fisher Fattrax 2.1 and the rear shown is a 1.95, which has since been replaced with a very nice Dusttrax 2.1. Yes, Fisher tires on a Ritchey.
 

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Simply beautiful! I swear that bikes with U-brakes have a higher tonal quality to them as they ride down the trail due to lack of cable guides on the top tube. To me they literally sound different than a normal canti-equiped ride and the clean lines look way cooler.

I'm once again equally envious and happy for you, Double Century. I can only wonder what's next!
Wow. His writting made it.... Art! finally.. I surrender.:thumbsup:
 

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"That`s original paint?? Where was that thing? How`d it end up staying so pristine?"

Original paint, but the downtube decals were replaced with some obtained from Ritchey many years back. I actually got this off eBay some time ago on a whim because it was local. I went to pick it up and the garage it was stored in was filled with similar fillet-brazed Ritcheys because the garage owner was a former employee.

The front tire is a Fisher Fattrax 2.1 and the rear shown is a 1.95, which has since been replaced with a very nice Dusttrax 2.1. Yes, Fisher tires on a Ritchey.
A garage filled w/ fillet brazed Ritcheys.. damm.:thumbsup:
 

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It rides plenty nice, but would fit me better if it had the low-rise bullmoose bar instead. So far I've used it to explore dirt mining roads up in the local hills.
Braze a custom bullmoose!;) you've machined much more complex things.
Never rode a Ritchey. I would love to corner at high speed one of those late 80s super comps.
 

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Gotta love those bars!!!!!!!!
 
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