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Old 07-03-07, 01:33 AM   #1
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Tom Ritchey Commando ATB

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I have a 1983 Tom Ritchey Commando mountain bike and I am trying to get an idea how much I could sell it for. It is in very good condition. The frame , as far as I know, was hand built by Tom Ritchey. Fork is Japanese, I believe. All of the parts are Shimano Deore XT black finish non SIS. Rithchey bullmoose handlebars. Black Araya bolt-on hubs. I realize that by not attaching a photo I am asking for a crap shoot, but any ideas would be welcome. Thanks !
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Old 07-03-07, 09:34 AM   #2
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$600 - $1000

Here was mine ...

http://www.geocities.com/myritchey2/1986/86com1.html

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Thank you for your reply. That certainly is the spitting image of what I own !
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Hi Jack,

Would it be possible to email a photo(s) or post some to this thread?

A few questions:
- seat tube length, from center of bottom bracket to center of top tube?

- does it have rear canti brakes or chainstay u-brake/rollercam?

- serial number?

Thanks Jack. If you'd like to talk about it off-line, PM me and I'll give you my phone number.

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Will try to post a photo when my daughter can take a picture with the digital camera. As soon as I have a chance, I will look at the bike and give you the other info. Thanks for your interest.
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$600 - $1000

Here was mine ...

http://www.geocities.com/myritchey2/1986/86com1.html

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Darn, the photo is gone, can you up it to photobucket or something? This bike sounds very interesting....
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$600 - $1000

Here was mine ...

http://www.geocities.com/myritchey2/1986/86com1.html

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Darn, the photo is gone, can you up it to photobucket or something? This bike sounds very interesting....
Yeah -- Yahoo!GeoCities has download limits. The pics are on Flickr now ...

http://www.flickr.com/photos/9683722...57600653309632

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I explained that he could never pay me enough cash for the amount of work I had put into that bike and the only way to compensate me for it was to ride the hell out of it.
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It's so you can lower the saddle (for a steep downhill) and it will spring back to your preferred setting automatically. It also makes a nice theft deterrent if you're sporting a Brooks!

From the vintage Bike-Pro catalog:

http://www.bikepro.com/arch_products...ts/ahiter.html

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