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Hi all,
Lovely forum, thought I had to post my recent acquisition.

This is my do-it-all bike.
I recently bought it from a collector near Brussels who had to clear out his attic..
It is a 1994 Scott "pro racing", fork is by Scott but the rest of the frame is by Ritchey!
Supposedly it is the first Shimano xtr groupset, 3x8 speed. It works....
Wheels and canti brakes are original ritchey and good as new.
It came with an unoriginal huge stem and very flexy bullhorn bars, which I have replaced with stuff I had laying around.
And I replaced the ritchey world cup knobby tires with the biggest gumwall tires I could find (maxxis).

I live in Antwerp, so use it for flat commuting in the city and to haul my little boy around town. So I put ugly but handy ree lights (magnetic dynamo) on it to be safe. I can put a child seat on it (in the block on the seat tube) and even a trailer.
...but it also does gravel rides very well.

Maybe in the future I will have the frame repainted to do it justice.. and maybe install a 1x11 group. But for now I'm just happy to put an old ritchey back to work!


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That is one nice kid-hauler there! Lights are good... better to be safe. I wouldn't bother with 11-speed if it's mostly flat where you are. I have a new mtb that's 1x12, but just rode my 26er yesterday that's 3x7 and I have zero complaints with 7-speed in the back. It was fine. And I'm 49 and over-weight, and the ride was serious mtbing with steep trail climbs and descents. I only needed the two smaller chainrings in the front, and largest 4 or 5 rear cogs in the back.

So, I think you have an awesome bike and you don't need to do anything to it!
 

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Thanks wheelspeed!
I have to say, 3x8 is fine in its own. But the tooth are pretty sharp and the chain does bounce of sometimes on bumpy roads. (unfortunately) It's mostly flat terrain here, so gearing-wise I would be fine... unless I go to the ardennes (hour and a half drive). Anyway I'm not in a hurry to change it.
Also, the cranks are Ritchey's, on a square taper axis. They look so elegant


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You're right, that is a special bike. The cantis are pretty too. Do you have a clearer picture of them? I need to upgrade mine, so I'm shopping for ideas!
 

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Hi Matti,
I'm lazy when it comes to taking proper pictures, but I just found them on google I think. They work surprisingly well, at least in the dry.


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