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Old 04-19-19, 10:23 PM
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I have a Late 1985 Ascent, the no hole in the brake bridge and rack mounts are correct. As far as i read, on the Ascents, the frames were made to Ritcheys specs with his tubing specs. overseas and then shipped back to Ritchey and he finished the frames by adding all of the braze-ons. and then painting them.

I agree the Handmade by Ritchey sticker i have never seen up on the top tube , and given that i think the Ascent in Red / Black was only in Late 1985 and 1986. If it is a Ascent then the Prestige sticker would not be correct. only the Ultra and Team Comp had Prestige. But the Ascent i have has a Tig Welded bottom Bracket Shell , not filet brazed.

Heres mine as i got it.

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