Honestly, I highly doubt this frame was made by Ritchey. As was stated, Rocky began as a shop that sold Ritchey's and later did begin to produce bikes with the help of Ritchey and used Ritchey brand drop outs on many bikes but from what I know Ritchey NEVER worked for or built any Rocky Mountain frame, if so it would be a very early/ old, mid-late 80's era frame. I own a 1992 Team Comp and I love it but I'd be lucky if DeKerf built it. As far as I know he built higher end Rockies up until 91. Frames perhaps like the custom Tantalus etc. Both Brodie and DeKerf worked at Rocky and Kona was a split off. The decals could be anything, if the paint is original, my guess is its a Blizzard-a damn good bike. Unfortunately I cannot see the seat collar area. This would help to define the year because up until 93 Rocky had a brazed on collar directly to the frame and later used the common separate collar.If it has a separate collar (94 and up) than I can quite confidently say it was not built by Ritchey. Another hint to age is that many Rockies used a wishbone style seatstay in the 91,92,93 era bike then went back to the common A style. Bottom line: my guess is this seller is blowing smoke to sell it or thinks its a Ritchey based on the drop outs which is ridiculous because many brands used them. I think its a nice Blizzard frame with so-so parts hanging off it.
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