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Old 07-07-12, 11:07 AM
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Need help identifying the age/model of this Ritchey.

I am pretty sure that I have a Ritchey road bike that I bought 12 years ago at a bike swap, but I haven't ever been able to get it to fit me correctly, so I'm finally admitting that it's too big and selling it. Does anyone know if the serial number T2802R is a Ritchey serial number? I haven't been able to find that number listed on any of the online resources I've been able to find. Thanks!
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How aboot poosting a pic?
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Old 07-07-12, 12:21 PM
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Yes, pictures please! We need to make that a requirement or something..
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Old 07-07-12, 05:24 PM
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Few bikes have serial numbers that really help a lot.
That written, Tom Ritchey did have an order to his, but I think it got revised a bit over time too.
Images, showing a drive side view of the whole bike and a bunch of detail shots, on a Ritchey would include the seat post clamp area, the head lugs the fork crown from behind would help quite a bit.
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Some of the TR roadbikes are exquisite - please show us some pics.
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Old 07-09-12, 11:35 PM
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Sorry it took me so long to get these photos up, but hopefully the can help with identifying the make of the frame. Sorry if they aren't the best quality photos.
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I would guess Mid to late 1980's. Lugged seatpost and fillet brazed headtube, probably built by TR himself. Later Ritchey bikes were TIG welded in Japan. Rear dropout spacing might help to narrow it down a bit.

Nice bike for sure. I would part it out for max value. What's the size? looks like at least a 60cm.
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Yeah, its a 60 cm. Do you have an idea of what the frame might be worth?
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So I measured the rear dropouts, and it looks like they measure 130mm. Does this help to narrow down the actual year of the frame?
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I have an early eighties TR mountain bike. It features lugged construction and it was made in Japan. With a drop space of 130 and the lug-less construction, I would put the bike at late eighties and definitely not built by Tom. I should add that I am not a TR expert, having owned only one TR, but that ownership did prompt some research into the marque.





If the bike were early built by Tom Richey, then it would be worth a good deal more than the Asian model pictured. Of course, as mentioned, I am no expert and I would not hazard a guess as to the value of the bike, assuming it was original TR work.
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Originally Posted by ddearth View Post
Yeah, its a 60 cm. Do you have an idea of what the frame might be worth?
When you decide what you want for it, PM me please.
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Originally Posted by randyjawa View Post
With a drop space of 130 and the lug-less construction, I would put the bike at late eighties and definitely not built by Tom.
I'm not sure where you found this fact. Tom Ritchey did an interview last year where he said he built all fillet brazed frames. I can't date the bike, but I would say it was built by TR.
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The black bike looks brazed to me. As far as I know all the brazed bikes were hand made by TR.

But...this site is the best place for Ritchey information www.oldmountainbikes.com It is not just about Ritchey mountain bikes.

There are catalog scans, serial numbers, articles photos and builds of many many Ritchey bikes.

If you go to the bike listings https://www.oldmountainbikes.com/bikes/ you will see other Ritchey road bikes if you scroll down and look near the bottom right column. The listings generally have serial numbers, build specs and most of them have photos.

The site administrator is very good about helping and giving information.

Nice bike!!!
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So I contacted the site administrator, and he told me that it's a Ritchey Road Classic from between 89-94. What is a fair price for one of these frames in the condition that mine is in? Does anyone know?
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$300 to $450 range. Frame is probably Tange Prestige. Aside from the missing decals paint and tubing condtion will dictate the final value.
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Hey,
I am not able to send private messages yet, do you want to PM me and give me your email and we can go from there?
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Can you send me a private message with an email address? I can't pm on this site because I haven't contributed enough posts or something.

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When you decide what you want for it, PM me please.
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