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10-15-21, 11:45 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,407
Posted By Markeologist

You interested in a first year Montare? I found...

You interested in a first year Montare? I found one for sale…you indicated your 86 was too small so I thought I’d ask!
10-14-21, 03:16 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,580
Posted By Markeologist

can u post pix here? Yes, I still have. My Puch...

can u post pix here? Yes, I still have. My Puch Pro has chromed Gipiemme dropouts, front and rear, with the threaded boss IN the rear dropout just like contemporaneous Bianchis. It also has...
10-14-21, 10:02 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,580
Posted By Markeologist

I bought a Puch Mistral Professional brand new...

I bought a Puch Mistral Professional brand new from VeloSport in 1989 or thereabouts. Columbus SLX, first gen Campy Chorus, and a pantographed Cinelli XA stem. It was absolutely identical to the...
10-11-21, 08:54 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,407
Posted By Markeologist

Not off topic, my original post concerned who...

Not off topic, my original post concerned who built the post-Ritchey Fisher Mtn Bikes in 84 and 85… left over Ritchey, Teesdale, or somebody else. The 83 above is classic Ritchey with the faux lug...
10-11-21, 06:40 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 5,398
Posted By Markeologist

Well “correct” here is questionable premise since...

Well “correct” here is questionable premise since beauty is in the eye of the beholder…I wouldn’t say I was “correct” in my thinking that the American Classic seat post was attractive while you found...
10-11-21, 01:29 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 5,398
Posted By Markeologist

When I saw the title of this thread I knew...

When I saw the title of this thread I knew somebody would point out the Mavic starfish…I’m kind of found of it myself:...
10-11-21, 08:42 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,407
Posted By Markeologist

Well that’s the early Montare fork crown,...

Well that’s the early Montare fork crown, pre-unicrown. Don’t recall seeing Ritchey decals on fork blades especially mixed with a Montare…maybe I’ve never seen a Canadian model!
The add on left is...
10-10-21, 10:35 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,407
Posted By Markeologist

I’d say not correct fork that somebody put a...

I’d say not correct fork that somebody put a Ritchey sticker on. I know of Ritchey’s foray into Canada with Rocky Mountain. This fork just doesn’t look right though, Color is off, Crown looks odd...
10-10-21, 08:39 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,382
Posted By Markeologist

Gotta disagree there, true no flutes but they had...

Gotta disagree there, true no flutes but they had a nice polish including on the head unlike so many similarly priced seat posts like the SR Laprade with their rough cast finish. No Campy Record but...
10-10-21, 06:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,072
Posted By Markeologist

They are 27 inch, easier said than done! I have...

They are 27 inch, easier said than done! I have some nos Specialized 27 inchers I think I’ll try. I run Gatorskins 27 inchers on my Rodriguez tandem but they feel kind of sluggish which is fine for...
10-10-21, 06:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,072
Posted By Markeologist

Fairfax today: ...

Fairfax today:
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10-10-21, 01:12 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,407
Posted By Markeologist

yes, I have spec sheets for Montare too, I think...

yes, I have spec sheets for Montare too, I think 85, 86, and 87.

I see in a previous post you indicted the change in name from Ritchey Mtn Bikes to Kelly and Fisher Mtn Bikes…never saw that name...
10-10-21, 09:47 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,407
Posted By Markeologist

…and only a year or two before, Fisher focused...

…and only a year or two before, Fisher focused his advertising on his single bend crimpless chain stays. This near 180 for the Hipstays along with the Hoo Koo E Koo was when Fisher began focusing...
10-09-21, 11:51 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,407
Posted By Markeologist

Overlay is cool. The larger team tricolor is...

Overlay is cool.
The larger team tricolor is reported to be 85 and it’s slack head tube angle as well as the early Fisher decals would seem to confirm 84 or 85 with early 85 being likely given...
10-09-21, 04:18 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,407
Posted By Markeologist

Head tube and seat stay finish on my 85 Fisher...

Head tube and seat stay finish on my 85 Fisher Comp and my late 70s…maybe very early 80s Ritchey Palo Alto Tandem…brothers from a different mother (but same father????):...
10-09-21, 04:14 PM
Replies: 620
Views: 92,545
Posted By Markeologist

Significant shop in mountain bike history: ...

Significant shop in mountain bike history:
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10-09-21, 12:50 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,407
Posted By Markeologist

Replying to both posts. What I posted are from...

Replying to both posts. What I posted are from single page flyers as well as two fold flyers, I have data on the other bikes it’s just that taking photos of a sheet is cumbersome.
The 85 flyer has...
10-08-21, 06:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,072
Posted By Markeologist

…and here is my Ritchey from a moment ago parked...

…and here is my Ritchey from a moment ago parked over San Anselmo Creek on new bridge in same general location as Owen and family!...
10-08-21, 05:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,072
Posted By Markeologist

…and here is a newer shot of my Ritchey after...

…and here is a newer shot of my Ritchey after some correcting:...
10-08-21, 04:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,072
Posted By Markeologist

So I posted this on the general Ritchey thread...

So I posted this on the general Ritchey thread but belongs here…looks like my Ritchey tandem was owned by the late Owen Mulholland, renowned cycling scribe and racer. Here is pic of Owen with his...
10-08-21, 11:49 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,407
Posted By Markeologist

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1985 68 degrees for head tube angle on Comp as well...
10-08-21, 11:38 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,407
Posted By Markeologist

The colors of the many 85 Mt Tams at 1985...

The colors of the many 85 Mt Tams at 1985 clearance sale likewise don’t match 85 spec sheet. I would not get bogged down on my bike’s color…Fisher called it maroon and there is at least one Mt Tam on...
10-08-21, 09:56 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,407
Posted By Markeologist

Boy, I just wrote reply here and it looks to be...

Boy, I just wrote reply here and it looks to be gone...hopefully not posting this twice. Your labeling of mine frame as an 86 is incorrect. I have had this bike since new, its a low serial number...
10-08-21, 09:14 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,407
Posted By Markeologist

I believe I have 87 too, give me a bit and I’ll...

I believe I have 87 too, give me a bit and I’ll dig up and photo (sorry, no scanner).
10-07-21, 08:14 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,407
Posted By Markeologist

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10-07-21, 07:57 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,407
Posted By Markeologist

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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Here is spec sheet for the 1985 lineup (Excalibur...
10-07-21, 07:51 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,407
Posted By Markeologist

Sorry, neither 22E22 or 19E8 are listed in the...

Sorry, neither 22E22 or 19E8 are listed in the Indian Summer Sale flyer. There is a used 22 inch 1984 Everest in Metallic Dark Blue that is listed as number “2222” which seems odd and potential typo....
09-25-21, 04:51 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 23,858
Posted By Markeologist

Owen Mulholland and his Ritchey Tandem

This pic of the late Owen Mulholland with his former wife and son popped up on Facebook a few weeks ago. Some folks reached out to me as it appears my Ritchey tandem is Owen’s former bike. Drive...
07-15-21, 08:51 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,239
Posted By Markeologist

No orange in 67 or at least start of 68...dark...

No orange in 67 or at least start of 68...dark blue purple Anquetils and silver-blue Geminianis. Orange may have come in later in 68...none were...
07-15-21, 08:36 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,239
Posted By Markeologist

Older thread but some incorrect info that needs...

Older thread but some incorrect info that needs to be corrected otherwise it gets repeated as fact. In 67 and into 68 the BiC Team rode both Geminiani and Anquetil Bikes as they has in 1966 under...
07-12-21, 07:15 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 4,176
Posted By Markeologist

thanks for confirming Belgium is NOT in France. ...

thanks for confirming Belgium is NOT in France. Relegating Eddy Merckx’s bikes to “other” is a crime!
07-12-21, 04:56 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 4,176
Posted By Markeologist

Where is Belgium?

Where is Belgium?
07-12-21, 02:32 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 5,829
Posted By Markeologist

The doping took him out of contention, the...

The doping took him out of contention, the repeated lying and throwing team members under bus took him out of favor.
07-12-21, 01:31 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 5,829
Posted By Markeologist

NBC Sports cable channel carries live everyday w/...

NBC Sports cable channel carries live everyday w/ repeats through day.
07-12-21, 01:28 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 5,829
Posted By Markeologist

Pretty basic, over all position is based on...

Pretty basic, over all position is based on elapsed time of each rider compared to all other riders. A bunch sprint out of peloton results in many riders getting similar times and even those in...
07-11-21, 09:33 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,796
Posted By Markeologist

Likely later addition as the fillet brazed bars...

Likely later addition as the fillet brazed bars don’t match the welded frame.
07-11-21, 12:38 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 23,858
Posted By Markeologist

Proceed with caution here…who actually built...

Proceed with caution here…who actually built these 85 Fishers is a bit of a mystery. I have owned since new an 85 Fisher Competition also with CyclArt paint. Ritchey and Fisher parted ways in 84 but...
07-11-21, 11:00 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 957
Posted By Markeologist

Don’t paint and don’t spend too much…going to get...

Don’t paint and don’t spend too much…going to get the hate here…by folks who probably spent too much on similar bike…but frame has stamped dropouts and middling lugs, just not worthy of much...
06-27-21, 10:12 AM
Replies: 20,639
Views: 3,616,167
Posted By Markeologist

Well at least this one is real unlike the...

Well at least this one is real unlike the Armstrong Fuji above:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/194209225472?hash=item2d37c59b00:g:dXwAAOSwznVgyigt...
05-03-21, 10:59 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,364
Posted By Markeologist

please read the thread. Go find the GitaneUSA...

please read the thread. Go find the GitaneUSA site and look at the catalogs. Prior to 1966, Geminiani and Gifane were both made by Micmo and the bikes are the same except for badging. Just be...
03-26-21, 01:05 PM
Replies: 3,505
Views: 870,401
Posted By Markeologist

[QUOTE=con50582;21986178]87 Tour de France. ...

[QUOTE=con50582;21986178]87 Tour de France.


Above you indicate that Systeme U was riding white bikes in 87 TdF but then your date for this photo indicates they were on blue bikes?? Were the time...
03-26-21, 09:43 AM
Replies: 3,505
Views: 870,401
Posted By Markeologist

Good call on the Profil...I don't see the aero...

Good call on the Profil...I don't see the aero head or down tubes but makes sense given Bernard there is at start of a time trial. In my posts on routing, I'm clear about "production" bikes. Where do...
03-23-21, 03:38 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,680
Posted By Markeologist

Check Oregon Cyclewear, they produce Merino Wool...

Check Oregon Cyclewear, they produce Merino Wool jerseys and work with a local vendor for custom lettering. Reasonable rates and quick service is what I experienced when I had a jersey made.
03-21-21, 09:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 984
Posted By Markeologist

...threaded hubs aren’t too hard to find, here...

...threaded hubs aren’t too hard to find, here are a Phil Wood and a Specialized from a couple of my tandems...note I don’t use a drum, never found a need even when loaded touring in mountains....
03-21-21, 09:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 984
Posted By Markeologist

If the hub isn’t threaded on the off-drive side,...

If the hub isn’t threaded on the off-drive side, you do not have the requisite hub to thread on a rear drum brake. Years back, the brake used would often be an Arai, they were readily available,...
03-19-21, 12:37 PM
Replies: 3,505
Views: 870,401
Posted By Markeologist

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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Bernard Hinault in 1985 on team Gitane with cable routed from...
03-19-21, 12:19 PM
Replies: 3,505
Views: 870,401
Posted By Markeologist

Andy K, as I've shown elsewhere, your bottom...

Andy K, as I've shown elsewhere, your bottom bracket markings do not match that found on my two 87 Team Pros (both original paint, owned one since new). I'm now thinking your frame is EARLIER even...
03-12-21, 07:34 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 882
Posted By Markeologist

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/15824da1_291d_4e33_8a81_25c8c316de9e_128010999cf23276abe3de17d9bbaadb64f3a8c0.jpeg...
03-08-21, 05:58 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,547
Posted By Markeologist

...and here is my other 1987 Team Pro...not built...

...and here is my other 1987 Team Pro...not built up yet, have 1st gen Chorus to go on it. Again, bottom bracket markings different. Both these bikes are 531P with cable routed through bottom of...
03-08-21, 05:43 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,547
Posted By Markeologist

The colors in the catalog are too dark, the Team...

The colors in the catalog are too dark, the Team Pro in 87 catalog is way too dark as the bikes are lighter and brighter (again I have two, both unrestored, one since new). This is a no stories Team...
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