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Old 08-11-11, 08:56 AM
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Ritchey ID please

Hi guys,
Picking this one up later today, but wanted to check what year and model it is.

Any help is appreciated.

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Old 08-11-11, 09:04 AM
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Uhm.. no Ritchey?
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Maybe a mid-80s Ascent.

https://www.oldmountainbikes.com/catalogs/
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Ritchey had a partnership with Rocky Mountain early on. This frame is a lugged Rocky Mountain badged as Ritchey, they were sold in BC. That would make a nice tourer!
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Well that's a turn-off.. Is it worth spending the $90?
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Sure, it's worth $90, but figure into that replacing the stuff that's completely rusted (chain, FW, and if the chain/fw look like that, I would assume the cables do, too)
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Originally Posted by Bimdapogs
Well that's a turn-off.. Is it worth spending the $90?
If nothing is broken, it's hella worth $90.
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Interesting, seeing this Canadian bike with a very non Canadian geometry.
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Nothing wrong with early Rocky's. As far as I know (I may be wrong) they only came in two colours, red and green, the red being by far the most popular. I think they used Tange MTB tubing, and had pretty nice lugwork. You can tell right off it's not a Tom Ritchey-made Ritchey because he never made lugged frames - fillet brazing was his thing. Anyway they weren't trying to pass them off as Ritchey-built - if you look around on the frame I'm sure there's something on it identifying it as a Rocky Mountain.
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Found this: https://forums.mtbr.com/ritchey-desig...00-382311.html discussing this very bike. Some interesting stuff. Seems like it is from '84, Canada only, apparently was designed by Tom but he had no hand in finishing it, it was contracted to an Asian company through Rocky Mountain. So there you go.
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Sounds very much like the Team Chance story: also under license, Canada only, built in far east.

Chris (Chance) didn't like them.
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It looks 84-86. The Ascent was Tig welded, not lugged. That does not look like the Anapurana whith the fake lug thing, thouse look like real lugs. I did not know Ritchey did any lugs at all. IF that rear wheel is orginal then I would question if it is a Ritchey at all given the lugs. Ritchey's generally used Phil Wood and Dura Ace hubs until about 1986.

It is probably worth $95.
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