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PostPosted: Wed Apr 02, 2014 9:57 am 
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I recently built up a steel Ritchey Break Away and was surprised by the lack of real weight while researching the frame.

This is an older frame and the geometry is slightly different to current - the headtubes are 20mm shorter across the board. The 2014 version of this frame also has integrated headset cups and a larger diameter downtube which may effect weight (one way or the other.) My frame is a 58cm and the fork is a Mizuno. Frame weight with the coupler and headset cups installed was 1860 grams, fork was 448g cut to suit with crownrace and preload bolt installed.

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 02, 2014 3:08 pm 
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That is just cool. Any shots of the final fully built rig?


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Sure thing:
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That's really light for a steel, break-away frame. Cool!
The bike is nice. IMHO It needs either a black crankset or more polished alu parts.

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PostPosted: Mon May 05, 2014 8:50 am 
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Wonderful. I would just go with some black chainrings to balance it all out.
Very, very cool bike, Tristan.


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PostPosted: Mon May 05, 2014 10:44 pm 
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Nice. I have one of similar vintage although a size 53. Your fork & frame weights are very similar
Mine has Rival parts, Felt cross wheels, aluminum bars, & Easton carbon post. Weighs 17 lbs.
My intent was to build it up with reliable/affordable parts. Everytime you check it, maybe the last time u see it.
I got it down to 15.5 lbs with carbon tubs for the Mt. Washington hill climb a few years ago (not that it me helped any)
It's a very soft riding frame & clearly not for taking a sprint finish
That being said, it does it's job - to get your riding fix when you're out of town.
Mine just passed trip #200 since I bought it in 2008 (work for airline).
The case is completely hammered & the plastic insert has been busted in half twice.
The frame itself has faired well w/only a bent hanger up till now
My only complaint is the finicky lower clamp. It squeaks like an old chair sometimes, no matter how much you baby, clean, & torque it. They need to make this interface more robust IMO.
After repetitive whining, the Ritchey guy just told me to disregard their instructions & put a light coat of oil on the interface.
That has worked so far

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