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Old 11-21-20, 02:02 PM
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Old 11-21-20, 02:24 PM
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Originally Posted by Narhay View Post
Really nice resurrection. What is the bungie cord?
An old trick from back in day for riding tandems...keeps both pedals upright and allows both riders to quickly get into the toe clips without fumbling around. My wife and I have never used the "stoker stays strapped in" approach...we always start with left foot on ground, right foot strapped in with pedals at 1:00, push off with left while simultaneously starting the pedaling stroke, coast a wee bit and slide the left foot into place. Bungee also helps keep the toe clips from scraping when riding single which I've been doing as I adjust derailleurs and such.
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Old 11-23-20, 03:08 AM
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My late 70s Ritchey, now with decals

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Originally Posted by Markeologist View Post
Been addressing various issues on my Ritchey Palo Alto tandem, most importantly yanked later Specialized crank that was on stokers drive side and replaced with early Dura Ace to match other three cranks. Also replaced tires, replaced stoker's seat post with a Campy NR to match captain's post, put on a pair of Brooks B17 Imperials, a Silca Imperio pump, and three vintage Avocet bottle cages...Avocet was Palo Alto Bike Shop's own brand. Only had two yellow cages, the third is black and is used to hold my vintage Kangaroo Baggs tool role. The ride of this bike is simply marvelous.
That really looks nice. Now you just have to find some matching yellow water bottles. Your placement of the pump is interesting. We put our pump behind the stoker's seat tube because the space between the split diagonals was too narrow. It still was a struggle getting the pump off the frame.



I miss riding our version of that bike. It was our favorite tandem - we have owned six tandems over the past 48 years.
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Old 12-13-20, 02:21 PM
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One of one. Ritchey Junior Team TT bike circa 1990ish. Chan McRae, Bobby Julich, Eric Harris rode this. I bought it from a former member around 94.
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Old 12-13-20, 03:28 PM
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Originally Posted by MikeAndJean View Post
That really looks nice. Now you just have to find some matching yellow water bottles. Your placement of the pump is interesting. We put our pump behind the stoker's seat tube because the space between the split diagonals was too narrow. It still was a struggle getting the pump off the frame.



I miss riding our version of that bike. It was our favorite tandem - we have owned six tandems over the past 48 years.
I do have some yellow bottles, both vintage Avocet (with red lettering and red image of avocet) as well as some Specialized. Interesting about your pump placement, Otis and Joe placed their pump in front of captain's seat tube...I just kind of followed suit.
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I bought this Ritchey tandem off eBay a couple of weeks ago. Iím in New Zealand so it will take a few weeks to get to me, but Iím looking forward to tidying this up and getting on the road.
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Old 03-09-21, 05:56 AM
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Not exactly vintage, but hopefully you can still help me. Picked this up recently and when I was putting it back together I snapped the down tube hinge clamp. I havnt been able to figure out what year this is so I can order a replacement. Seller said he thinks he bought it in 2010 but wasnít sure. Anybody have a guess? I emailed ritchey and havnt heard back yet.
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Old 03-09-21, 11:51 AM
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Not exactly vintage, but hopefully you can still help me. Picked this up recently and when I was putting it back together I snapped the down tube hinge clamp. I havnt been able to figure out what year this is so I can order a replacement. Seller said he thinks he bought it in 2010 but wasnít sure. Anybody have a guess? I emailed ritchey and havnt heard back yet.
Down tube hinge clamp?
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Originally Posted by bOsscO View Post
Down tube hinge clamp?

itís a breakaway. On website I believe they call it a hinge clamp, or coupler. On the down tube it goes over where the red and blue meet.
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Old 03-09-21, 12:24 PM
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Ahhhhh ok gotcha. Thanks.
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Old 03-09-21, 12:32 PM
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Originally Posted by bOsscO View Post
Down tube hinge clamp?
I think he means a braze-on cable guide, perhaps? Maybe one on the bottom bracket? There are some loose cables floating around down there in the picture.
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Old 03-09-21, 12:46 PM
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Not mine, but if you came to this thread with Ritchey lust, here's your chance:



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Originally Posted by Chinghis View Post
I think he means a braze-on cable guide, perhaps? Maybe one on the bottom bracket? There are some loose cables floating around down there in the picture.



Nope I mean this.
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Old 03-10-21, 11:25 AM
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Originally Posted by bampilot06 View Post
{snipped pic}

Nope I mean this.
Oh, wow, thanks. Does the cable go through that?

Sorry for extending this, I'll be back someday with a picture of my 1987 Ritchey Ultra.
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Originally Posted by Chinghis View Post
Oh, wow, thanks. Does the cable go through that?

Sorry for extending this, I'll be back someday with a picture of my 1987 Ritchey Ultra.

has nothing to with a cable. it holds the down tube together.
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Originally Posted by johnplf View Post
Hello all Ritchey bike owners! This is a thread to show off your sweet vintage Ritchey mountain bikes or roadies. Post away!
Hi all, I recently picked up this 1983 Ritchey Mount Tam with original paint. I love the fillet-brazed frame and bi-plane fork. I was able to install new BB sealed bearings because the originals were very dry.


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Originally Posted by bampilot06 View Post
has nothing to with a cable. it holds the down tube together.
Holy cow, I had no clue there was such a thing as a Ritchey Breakaway bike. Guess I have some self-education to do, thanks.
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RItchey Road Logic, purchased new in 1997, with 8sp Dura Ace, at a steep discount because 9sp DA had just come out! I kept it 8sp till last Fall, when I realized I was not riding it enough, so I swapped the 7400 series STIs and rear derailleur for 7800 series to give me 10 speeds and the ability to run a 12-30 cassette. I kept the 7410 crankset, because it's The Most Beautiful Crankset Ever Produced.

I don't think of it as 'vintage', oddly enough, even though it's at least 26 years old.

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I bought this Ritchey tandem off eBay a couple of weeks ago. Iím in New Zealand so it will take a few weeks to get to me, but Iím looking forward to tidying this up and getting on the road.
It took longer than I expected, but itís here, and itís glorious






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Ritchey Breakaway SS i picked up a couple weeks ago. Came with the case as well. Swapped bars, and love it. Rear spacing is 120mm
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Got the correct clamp, never posted once I put it together.
Ritchey Breakaway size 58.
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Originally Posted by Chinghis View Post
Holy cow, I had no clue there was such a thing as a Ritchey Breakaway bike. Guess I have some self-education to do, thanks.
You might want to check this out and see what happens when you get one and want a different fork for it.

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