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Here's my new E-ticket ride that I finished up today. It is the 4th after all :rolleyes: A '92/'93 Ritchey P-21 tig'd. # P590, This is going to be a rider so I can park my P-23 Team for special occasions :D I've always wanted a RWB Ritchey and after seeing Thomas Frischknecht's '92 P-21 tig that he won some World cups events on, I wanted to have the same paint scheme. The build is Ritchey crankset, bottom bracket, canti brakes, levers, prolite bars, seat, stem, WCS rims, Z-max tires, XT headset, XT 7 speed thumbies, XT front and rear derailleurs, XTR 8 speed cassette, Kore lite seatpost, White Industries hubs Only thing I'll be changing is the bars for a Ritchey WCS version. Now to get dirty :thumbsup:

 

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Very nice. :thumbsup: I'll always liked the RWB Ritcheys too. I like how it has just about every possible Ritchey part also. The seatpost could be Ritchey, but I've never been a fan of laprade style seatposts. Did they make a non laprade type?
 

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I want to see a picture of all your Ritchey's lined up together.

Or your whole collection for that matter. You're like a resto-robot. :p
 

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Your pace, and the quality of each restoration, is amazing. I can't imagine what the space where your bikes are kept looks like!
i've seen his place and all his bikes. it's really something to behold.

another great resto! you're like a robot when it comes restoring bikes!
 

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what? no streamers from the handlebars? :skep:
 

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Hmmz.. .I like!


(the Ritchey, not the Christmas tree up here) :)
 

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Just curious, did they really weigh 21 lbs the reason for the P21?

I saw a P23 on display at Wheelsmith when they were still in Palo Alto. The P21s I believe were the race bikes, lighter and more money.
 

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Just curious, did they really weigh 21 lbs the reason for the P21?

I saw a P23 on display at Wheelsmith when they were still in Palo Alto. The P21s I believe were the race bikes, lighter and more money.
Any P-series bike was considered a race bike, they came in 2 flavors, Tig'd and fillet brazed but mostly tig'd as Tom Ritchey only Fillet Brazed a couple of dozen bikes a year in the '90's . Starting in '90 the P-23 was released and became a very sucessful race bike winning I think a World championship or two. It indeed weighs 23 lbs :thumbsup: . In the following years the P-22 /P-21 /P-20 came out, lighter tubesets /forks and build componets brought the weight down the the 20 Lbs (P-20) by '94 or '95. :eekster: Ya, they got more costly each year too as the frames lost an ounce here and there . Here's a pic of Frishi's '92 P-21 tig'd that he won a World Cup on. It just sold awhile ago in Europe :madmax:

 

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Any P-series bike was considered a race bike, they came in 2 flavors, Tig'd and fillet brazed but mostly tig'd as Tom Ritchey only Fillet Brazed a couple of dozen bikes a year in the '90's . Starting in '90 the P-23 was released and became a very sucessful race bike winning I think a World championship or two. It indeed weighs 23 lbs :thumbsup: . In the following years the P-22 /P-21 /P-20 came out, lighter tubesets /forks and build componets brought the weight down the the 20 Lbs (P-20) by '94 or '95. :eekster: Ya, they got more costly each year too as the frames lost an ounce here and there . Here's a pic of Frishi's '92 P-21 tig'd that he won a World Cup on. It just sold awhile ago in Europe :madmax:
That one really shouldn't have slipped by. :madmax: Shame on 'us'.
 

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That one really shouldn't have slipped by. :madmax: Shame on 'us'.
I would of been more motivated if it were in my size, but I have mine now ;)
 

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ya, ya, rub it in. :|

For some reason I was a bit lazy in chasing that one...
Oh, I've been guilty of letting more than a few slip by. :nonod:

I test road Ruthie Mathis' P-22 race bike...then decided against buying it. It was back in 98ish so I didn't know better at the time and $1000 was pretty steep with no jobbie job....but now, oof.
 

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Oh, I've been guilty of letting more than a few slip by. :nonod:

I test road Ruthie Mathis' P-22 race bike...then decided against buying it. It was back in 98ish so I didn't know better at the time and $1000 was pretty steep with no jobbie job....but now, oof.
:smallviolin: :smallviolin: :smallviolin: :smallviolin: :smallviolin: :smallviolin:
 

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I would of been more motivated if it were in my size, but I have mine now ;)
that's a 20 in right? i remember an interview w/ team ritchey's mechanic and he said frischy liked his bike bigger w/ a 130 (orwas it a 120) stem.
those race ritcheys are so elegant.
 

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that's a 20 in right? i remember an interview w/ team ritchey's mechanic and he said frischy liked his bike bigger w/ a 130 (orwas it a 120) stem.
those race ritcheys are so elegant.
Yes, I believe Frischi's was a 20" and what looks to be a 130mm stem. I just found out it sold for $1505.00 Euros :eekster:
 
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