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Tom Ritchey Tandem: CL Find

Old 05-31-12, 08:45 PM
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Tom Ritchey Tandem: CL Find

Junk Yard Bike alerted me to this on CL. I went and bought it for not a lot of money. Suffice to say, I have never encountered anything built with this level of skill & craftsmanship. Simply staggering. There are some crappy, low light cell phone pics as I just got home with it. Anybody have any useful info?

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Sweet, sweet CL find; very cool. Enjoy it.
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Sweet find! Make sure to post some pics once it is spiffed up!
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That brazing makes my jaw drop. Most builders couldn't make one that smooth with Bondo before the paint. Wow!
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Holy cow, that's amazing, I'm in awe!
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Tom Ritchey Tandem: CL Find

Very nice!! What size is the frame? Is this something you're considering flipping or keeping? Do you have any idea what year it is?

I really have to agree that the workmanship appears excellent.
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I wanted it so much...I couldn't talk my wife into a second tandem

Great job...I'm glad you got it fender, maybe I can ride it after all!
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Wow, that is a classic Ritchey. And a very classic tandem build. Quite a score.
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Oh wow. That's pretty amazing.

You need to convert it to 650B. The tire clearances look pretty tight.
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Originally Posted by photogravity
Very nice!! What size is the frame? Is this something you're considering flipping or keeping? Do you have any idea what year it is?

I really have to agree that the workmanship appears excellent.
24" captain 22" stoker. The captain is my size. The stoker is on the large side for my son (he is 10, just about 5') so I will be looking for some options to help fit it to him. I have a Burley tandem (Zydeco) w/ 26" wheels and this feels about 10lbs lighter.
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Originally Posted by KonAaron Snake
I wanted it so much...I couldn't talk my wife into a second tandem

Great job...I'm glad you got it fender, maybe I can ride it after all!
Scarily enough, I think it would fit us!
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Uhhhh...22 would work. I'm not really kidding.

It will be next year before I'm ready, but this could be fun.
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Outstanding pick up for you.

I wish I could talk Mrs. Gomango into this as well.

Looks just right and ripe for a project!

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The amount of work that must have gone into that bike is amazing. And it's beautiful. Love the paint, the fork crown is awesome.
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Frick me running. That's amazing.
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That is amazing! Simply stunning.
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Originally Posted by KonAaron Snake
Uhhhh...22 would work. I'm not really kidding.

It will be next year before I'm ready, but this could be fun.
Please take lots and lots of pictures....
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I haven't seen work quite like that before. What a bike!

This has got to be one of TR's best works of art.

I'm still drooling.
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Wow is the word! What a find. The workmanship is outstanding.
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Beautiful workmanship...
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It's awesome. Does anybody build like that today?
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It's awesome. Does anybody build like that today?
We do.

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Some score this is! I'm following this build.. your son needs to grow faster, I want to see this on the road!
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