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Vintage Ritchey Road Bike

Old 06-16-20, 02:51 PM
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Vintage Ritchey Road Bike

Local Craigslist delivered another Ritchey road bike! This one is my size.

Has some surface rust and will need 2 cable guides brazed on but otherwise, in solid condition.

I made a lowball offer on a “make an offer” type add and did not hear anything for a couple of days. Figured it was well below the asking. Imagine my surprise when I got the email saying I could come pick it up. Only about 25 minutes from where I live.

Guessing from the serial number it from 1978. This one is all fillet brazed and has the Ritchey “park bench” bottom bracket treatment.

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Old 06-16-20, 03:49 PM
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That should clean up real nice. Congrats
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Wow, Slick and Trick! Nice score, clean it up and enjoy it!
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Great score.

Big potential and I'm certain you'll take care of it.
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Couldn't ask for more from Craigslist. Congrats, a grail bike.
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Great bike, nice half-step-plus-granny transmission, but why do you need any cable guides brazed on? I like the look of the triple top tube clips I put on my 1959 Capo.
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Hot!!!

700c?
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Great bike, nice half-step-plus-granny transmission, but why do you need any cable guides brazed on? I like the look of the triple top tube clips I put on my 1959 Capo.
Well 2 of 3 have come loose due to corrosion. I was able to save them so maybe a builder can get them re-attaches since the paint will have to be sanded and primed to stop the rusty
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Hot!!!

700c?
It came with 27” wheels which were nothing that special.

The Universal 77 brakes were adjust up pretty high to accommodate them so I think the bike was probably made with 700c in mind.
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Nice score. Blast from the past!

Nitpicking, but in actuality it would have been sized for tubulars. It is true that some people were riding 700c gentlemens and the like by 78.
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I will add some after pics when I get it finished.

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That's a really pretty bike. I bet you're going to make it an even prettier bike.

Congratulations and good luck!!!
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I need another bike like I need to catch COVID but I would have fallen for that one. Congrats and please do show it off when it's complete.
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That seat post junction! Wow...
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