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 Post subject: Re: Ritchey Road Logic
PostPosted: Wed May 22, 2013 10:11 am 
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Amazing frame and the color makes it look even better!

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 Post subject: Re: Ritchey Road Logic
PostPosted: Fri Jun 07, 2013 8:25 am 
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This looks absolutely stunning!
Will watch with great interest 8)
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 Post subject: Re: Ritchey Road Logic
PostPosted: Fri Jun 07, 2013 6:16 pm 
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Quick update...initially it took a little while for the painter to find the right match. Ritchey was very cooperative and gave me the paint codes they use, but the Taiwanese codes didn't translate to US codes, so they had to try to match it. Also I had him make some custom decals echoing the panel stripes. There will be one stripe decal on the seatpost about 2" above the seatpost collar separating the bare carbon of the post and the paint. Likewise, there will be a stripe decal running the length of the stem on the top. The stripe decals are thin lines of white, blue, white, red, white.

They called last night to verify the decal orientation before applying the clear. After the clearcoat cures, sometime next week I will bring all my components over and get her built up. Can't wait. I mounted my Michelin Pro 4 tires to the Assaults mid week and they were much easier to put on than the Conti Grand Prixs onto my old Cosmic Carbones.


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 Post subject: Re: Ritchey Road Logic
PostPosted: Thu Jun 13, 2013 7:01 pm 
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Teaser pics.

Built up last night at the painter's shop who painted the stem and seatpost. Color match turned out great. I know I know...big chainring, and the chain needs to be shortened 2 or 3 links. Forgive me as the pic was taken near 3 in the morning. Full photos/ride report coming soon.

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 Post subject: Re: Ritchey Road Logic
PostPosted: Thu Jun 13, 2013 7:10 pm 
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no sepia dude! real colour please....looks tasty


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 Post subject: Re: Ritchey Road Logic
PostPosted: Thu Jun 13, 2013 8:36 pm 
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This is one of those builds that -should- remind us that there really are not many reason to want for a bike more than this. Looks great, will ride great, and will perform great.


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 14, 2013 1:27 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Ritchey Road Logic
PostPosted: Fri Jun 14, 2013 1:42 pm 
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Fantastic build, I cannot wait to see more pics. Hopefully I will see it on the road around here, though I tend to ride up North of the metroplex.


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 Post subject: Re: Ritchey Road Logic
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Just perfect :D Heheheh!

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 Post subject: Re: Ritchey Road Logic
PostPosted: Tue Jun 18, 2013 4:10 am 
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You can never go wrong with Ritchey.... The 650b hardtail is a great new frame.

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 Post subject: Ritchey Road Logic
PostPosted: Tue Jun 18, 2013 5:33 am 
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Very nice
Maybe some tires with tan sidewalls

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I can safely say that I'm in love. Perfection on wheels right there.


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 06, 2013 4:53 am 
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Here she is. Unfortunately, at the end of this shoot, the bike fell over and scratched my new seatpost decal and took some paint off the DS chainstay. It was a bit painful but hopefully it's the first of many scars as that will mean I will have ridden it a long time.

I haven't officially weighed her yet built up but it should be 18lbs on the button with cages.

All pics taken at the Winspear Opera House by Norman Foster in downtown Dallas.


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 06, 2013 4:59 am 
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That looks really nice, well done :thumbup:

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Although nothing wrong, it just feels weird with a mixture of different parts from different manufacturers and models. Red, Force, Rival, DA, Ultegra, 105, etc.....


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