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PostPosted: Thu Oct 30, 2014 1:04 pm 
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My Ritchey,

After three carbon framed machines i was ready for something different. After seeing a lot of ind. Fab bikes and quite a few Rich Tarskis come by, my eye fell on this subtle, without being bland, grey frame.
A new headset came with it, and i ordered a new seatpost and stem to match. The rest of the parts were carried over. Something that amazed me was that the frame comes with a fork and headset, but that it lacks spacers. Luckily there were a few original Ritchey spacers at hand. After i installed those the logo's were removed with a bit of acetone as it made the front end look busy
The bike is already a bit different then in the pics as the challenge tires made room for Vittoria pave 25's, the AX Endurance saddle made way for a flite 1990 for winter and fall riding and the Tune bottle cages were replaced by Elite Ciussi Inox versions.

A new picture is needed, i know, bu the weather isn't helping.

The ride is smooth, subtle and fast. I realy like this machine.
Ritchey could improve on the frame by brazing on a front derailleur tab.

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Frame: 2014 Ritchey Road Logic
Fork: Ritchey with matching paint
hanger: Parlee
Headset: Ritchey drop in WCS
seatpost clamp: Integrated in frame
Seatpost: Ritchey WCS Alloy
Seat: Selle Italia Flite 1990
Stem: Ritchey WCS Alloy 130mm
Bar: 3T Rotundo Pro
Bartape: Ritchey
bottle cages: Elite Ciussi Inox
Outer Cables: Jagwire segmented
Inner Cables: Jagwire
Brakes: 2013 Sram Red Aerolink
Front derailleur: Sram Red Yaw
Rear derailleur: Sram Red
Crankset: Sram Red 110 175 mm
Chainrings: Sram Red outer 50, Ta Specialites 39 inner
Chainring bolts: Sram Red
Shifters: Sram Red with BTP clamps
Cassette: Sram Red (11/23)
Wheels: RAR hand built (tune hubs)
Inntertubes: Challenge latex
Tires: Vittoria Open Pave 25
Pedals: Speedplay with custom ti Axles
garmin mount: barfly

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 30, 2014 1:28 pm 
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Mr Sensible bike build ... except the saddle.


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 30, 2014 1:37 pm 
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Very nice frame, a classic choise!

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 30, 2014 3:25 pm 
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love the color and classic lines, great build!

what size is it ?

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 30, 2014 3:27 pm 
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Yeah! I agree with kgt.

I just love this Ritchey frame.

I think wheelset was a great choice because it matches with frame classic look.

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 30, 2014 4:21 pm 
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Thanks guys,the frame is a 57.
The great thing is that the wheelset also survives everything that i throw at it. Whether it is Belgian cobbles or unpaved country roads.

Ritchey claims the frame can take up to 28mm tires, well it does! The challenge Parigi Roubaix is 30mm when you measure it.


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 31, 2014 2:02 am 
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I like it but the sizing looks odd to me...please don't take this as being a disparaging remark but with so much seatpost exposed and quite a few headset spacers wouldn't it have been more ideal to go for a size or two up?

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 31, 2014 9:58 am 
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Refreshing in many ways with todays fat headtubes or aero frames and sometimes extreme sloping top tubes. It's a bicycle as it should be. Simple, pure and no batteries required.

Well done.

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 31, 2014 10:17 am 
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Love this frame, very classy build too. I bet it rides like a dream.

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 31, 2014 3:24 pm 
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@ Wingnut, you are right, i could have sized up to a 59, but this frame happend to be on my path. I'm going to try it with a 120mm stem as well. Lets see what that feels like.

@ Juan and Marin, thanks! It indeed rides like a dream.

Here is a shot of the bike in it's current state. Vittoria open pave 25s and a flite 1990 together with elite ciussi bottle cages.

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 31, 2014 3:52 pm 
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I actually prefer all carbon saddle and bottle cages. Sram is too modern itself and vintage parts do not add to the overall look IMHO.

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 16, 2014 7:12 pm 
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beautiful!

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Such a classic looking frame, beauty.


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very nicely done ! love that frame looks very nice
lange beenen ? (-;


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 19, 2014 7:47 am 
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Thanks guys! It is a blast to ride as well. After all of the carbon coolness this simple steel bike really got to my heart. The simplicity makes it a fun bike to ride as well. "normal" screw in bb bearings make creaks a thing from the past. My only gripe with the frame is in the coolest part of it. The headset, right now it seems like it will only accept Ritchey bearings, because of the flared drop in bearing design. Tom could also have chosen for a traditional headset setup. That would have made the frame heavier though.

@Michel2 175mm cranks and 82,7 cm saddle hight from the centre of the axle. you tell me if those legs are "lang" or not ;)

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