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Ser#18B13, a 24' in Ritchey in the flesh.
Original owner, she is 5'2in, bought er in Fairfax in 85. Interesting Stem, any stem ID help appreciated.
Orig Owners quote, "Never was crashed, pretty lucky huh"
More daytime pics soon....
 

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I was so tempted, glad you ended up with it.

Cool bike, congrats!
Yup, me too. Like H said, Jeffery Richman stem.
 

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that's a beauty! Are you pleased with d&d's work? I still have a 1983/1984 ritchey i need to send out for paint...

Yes, D+D Rick is a craftsman fosho....don't be in too much of a hurry, depending on his backlog, i've waited anywhere between 3-6 months.

Don't forget a cable hanger! ;)

10/4, ;)
 

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I thought I was the only sap to repair his garden hose with duct tape. Nice bike too. If you don't mind me asking the big question, how much for the whole repaint including stickers? I have a Fisher Competition that is due but I'm kind of afraid of the price to do a three tone paint job.
 

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Can someone please explain the serial number? Was this made in '88? Details on the frame sure look later than that. . .

Thanks.

What a beauty, too. Any more "before" photos taken in daylight?
 

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Yeah Chaz,
One helluva bullet proof wheelset.
Bike was left outside in the town of Inverness ...Foggy climate had vericose veined under much of the original paint on the frame.Multi-layered flaky rust had permeated in just too many spots to allow touch ups imho...


Did'nt take any more day time pics...

D+D paint w stickers+return shipping was $400...
 

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Can someone please explain the serial number? Was this made in '88? Details on the frame sure look later than that. . .
18B13

18 = 18 inch frame
B = "B" series frame (i.e. Mountain Bikes II frameset)
13 = 13th frame of series (or size within series)

Probably built in '83 or maybe '84. Jim says that it was bought in '85, which would have meant that it sat for a while in the shop.
 

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Duuuh. My eyes didn't see that "B". I saw a second "8".

Even bigger Mea Culpa for not reading clearly (fast glances at work is not good!). Serial number right with beginning post. . .

It's a 24" wheel frame. Double Duh. No wonder the 18" doesn't look like an 18" frame.

Still, how did it come by the twin-plate fork? That never came on a B frame, and TR stopped making them by early-to-mid-1982. Must've been swapped in from somewhere, eh? Or did Tom really do this as a custom-built "B" frame?

Charlie, do you remember the story on this baby?

Whatever. The refinish sure does make it look nice.

Can a photo of it next to a "regular size" TR be taken? Just for fun?
 

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Duuuh. My eyes didn't see that "B". I saw a second "8". And the header as a 24" also confused me. This frame doesn't look like a 24. That said, it sure doesn't look like an 18" either.
Imagine that the wheels are 24" instead of 26" (which they are) and the frame will look like a an 18 inch. ;)

Either way, how did it come by the twin-plate fork? That never came on a B frame, and TR stopped making them by mid-1982. Must've been swapped in from somewhere, eh?
For 26" wheeled bike, that fork came on several "B" frames in 1982. It came on all Everests and Competitions in '83.

For 24" wheeled frames? Unless Charlie knows better, I'd guess that all of them came with the fork due to lack of other choices.
 

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Sorry. I started editing immediately as my slow-learner brain began to kick in.

I really thought the twin-plates stopped earlier than that. There were a few single plate fork crowns that I thought went onto the "B" frames. I wonder how many of these 24" wheel frames he built? Clearly, my knowledge on this is limited. I'll stop asking the dumb questions. Again, sorry.

This is a fine looking bike, and the resto work is superb.

I still think a comparative photo would be cool.

Cheers!
 

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According to the '83 catalog, all 17" and 18" frames came with 24" wheels. Sizes 19 and above had 26" wheels. No idea how many were made...

For model vs. fork, here's a list of '81 to '83 info compiles from the catalogs. Other options likely existed outside of what the catalogs stated (i.e. all specifications are subject to change...).

Old Mountain Bikes: 1980-1983 Ritchey Bike Summary
 
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