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Value ? Ritchey Road Bike

Old 09-30-08, 10:46 AM
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What a beauty, those lugs are so nice and graceful.

Personally, since this is a rider, I wouldn't go with period Campy, but more modern, brifter stuff. Period correct is nice for projects, wall hangers, and sunny day cruises but dual-pivot brakes, shaped cogs and brifters can't be beat for actual performance. I love the combination of a classy steel frame and modern, highly functional parts. Soo fast, and usually, sooo smooth.

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Old 10-02-08, 08:06 AM
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Since we're on the what parts to put back topic I've got a question. At 4k miles a year the rims have been replaced more than once. I've got some period hubs lined up but what rims should I use? I don't even remember what I started with back then.
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The standard recommendation for rims are Mavic Open Pros or Mavic CXP33s. Both are more or less "bomb-proof," as the saying goes, and should give you another 10,000 miles without blinking.
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Old 10-02-08, 09:58 AM
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Super Champion Arc-en-Ciel tubulars are the ones I orignally had. I now have Matrix aero's [newer purchased in 85-86]. Not period correct but I still like them.
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