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Old 08-12-15, 03:58 AM
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Here's my 94 Road Logic, picked it up for $20 at a garage sale couldn't get it into my car fast enough

How I brought it
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after lots of work, all cable guides, brake bridge where rusted through and the seat tube clamp area was badly pitted
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Finally on the road now running DA7800 with Wobler tubs with DA 7400 hubs, such a fantastic ride

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Old 08-12-15, 04:28 AM
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Very nice Paul! I love it when a classic is restored back to it's rightful glory. Looks great.
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Old 08-12-15, 04:37 AM
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Outstanding work Paul.

Way to get after it.
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Originally Posted by Paulfs67 View Post
Here's my 94 Road Logic, picked it up for $20 at a garage sale couldn't get it into my car fast enough

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Finally on the road now running DA7800 with Wobler tubs with DA 7400 hubs, such a fantastic ride

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Fantastic! if you haven't done so already, be sure to post this final pic in the retro roadies- old frames with STI's thread.
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Old 08-14-15, 03:10 AM
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Originally Posted by rebelcontender View Post
Fantastic! if you haven't done so already, be sure to post this final pic in the retro roadies- old frames with STI's thread.
Thanks, I have already posted it there. I couldn't believe my luck in finding this, it was in terrible condition but I'm always up for a challenge and this is a keeper
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1986 Ritchey Team Comp

- Handmade in Palo Alto, CA by Tom Ritchey!
- 19" Fillet-brazed Tange Prestige frame and fork, DuPont Imron Team Red.
- Fillet-brazed Twinstrut chromoly stem and handlebars
- Shimano XT shifters and FD (1st Generation)
- Suntour Roller-cam front and rear brakes.
- Shimano DX rear derailleur (non-original)
- Araya 26" rims
- Suntour XC seatpost, Ritchey saddle (non-original)
- Shimano 600 EX triple crankset with Biopace chainrings
- Suntour XC bear trap pedals

Got it shipped to me from a Play It Again Sports in Citrus Heights, CA. Much thanks to Darth Lefty for the tip that lead to me acquiring this beauty! It needed lots of work. Now it rides like a dream!

Wow! My heart stopped when I saw this! I have one exactly like it (but a bit more abused). I bought mine in 1987 at Project Bike in Lafayette, IN (owned by John Cherry).
He was selling it to buy a frame for his new bike. Straight out of college (Purdue) I balked at paying $700 for it, but I still have it and still ride it more than 30 years later!
I'd post pictures, but I don't need to. It seriously is the exact same thing.
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Old 08-16-19, 02:37 PM
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1983 Ritchey Everest



Parts waiting to be cleaned, polished & installed
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Old 08-16-19, 03:04 PM
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Nice. Love the old MountainBikes decal.
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Old 08-16-19, 03:32 PM
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The more I learn about Tom Richie, the more I respect him. He designed and had built a fleet of cargo bikes for Rwanda coffee farmers to get their beans quickly to the roaster on very poor third world roads. As I recall, the farmers were taught they had a 4 hour window after picking to get their beans roasted, After that, the beans went from some of the world's best to just another coffee bean. Ritchie designed bikes to haul 600 pound loads of beans down a mountain road ~4 miles (IIRC) to the roaster.

We can now go to Starbucks and buy bags Rwandan coffee (at the high end prices). Life changing over there.

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Until last March my wife and I rode Tom's first tandem - at least the first tandem he sold. We met Tom in the late 70's on Sunday morning rides led by an interesting guy named Jobst Brandt. At that time we were riding a Bob Jackson tandem. Tom made a tandem for riding with his wife that he let us try out. It had a weird geometry with a very short front top tube compensated for by a very long stem. We didn't like that arrangement but Tom clearly knew how to assemble tubes so we asked him to build a more conventional frame for us.

The year was 1977 and there was a stack of unusual looking frames in the corner of his shop when we picked up our new frame. I believe those unusual looking frames were one of his first orders for mountain bikes.



The photo above was taken no long afterwards. We rode this bike more than 100,000 miles over the next 41 years. The photo below was taken in Switzerland in 1984.



We also rode on a lot of dirt roads. The next photos show us working our way around a landslide on Alpine Road in the Bay Area.



That is Jobst Brandt in the front, also riding a Ritchey. Our last long ride on this wonderful tandem was last Summer. We repeated an easy trip on the coast in Northern California.



The only problem with that tandem was the lack of mountings for disk brakes. We used an old Atom drum brake that I modified with larger flanges that placed the spoke holes outside the diameter of the freewheel, so that we could replace broken spokes on the road. The flanges was drilled for 48 hole rims. The wheel worked great but that Atom drum brake was marginal. This past March we bought a new Breakaway frame from Tom, which we are enjoying.



I also ride a Ritchey Classic and a Breakaway single.

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Old 08-17-19, 06:09 PM
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Until last March my wife and I rode Tom's first tandem - at least the first tandem he sold.
That's some fantastic history and great experiences!
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A break away Tandem ? wow that is cool. I have a titanium breakaway and it's a great bike but I have this 1978 Ritchey mountain bike that I've owned for 30 years. It's an old friend and gets ridden occaisionally.

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Originally Posted by MikeAndJean View Post
Until last March my wife and I rode Tom's first tandem - at least the first tandem he sold. We met Tom in the late 70's on Sunday morning rides led by an interesting guy named Jobst Brandt. At that time we were riding a Bob Jackson tandem. Tom made a tandem for riding with his wife that he let us try out. It had a weird geometry with a very short front top tube compensated for by a very long stem. We didn't like that arrangement but Tom clearly knew how to assemble tubes so we asked him to build a more conventional frame for us.

The year was 1977 and there was a stack of unusual looking frames in the corner of his shop when we picked up our new frame. I believe those unusual looking frames were one of his first orders for mountain bikes.



The photo above was taken no long afterwards. We rode this bike more than 100,000 miles over the next 41 years. The photo below was taken in Switzerland in 1984.



We also rode on a lot of dirt roads. The next photos show us working our way around a landslide on Alpine Road in the Bay Area.



That is Jobst Brandt in the front, also riding a Ritchey. Our last long ride on this wonderful tandem was last Summer. We repeated an easy trip on the coast in Northern California.



The only problem with that tandem was the lack of mountings for disk brakes. We used an old Atom drum brake that I modified with larger flanges that placed the spoke holes outside the diameter of the freewheel, so that we could replace broken spokes on the road. The flanges was drilled for 48 hole rims. The wheel worked great but that Atom drum brake was marginal. This past March we bought a new Breakaway frame from Tom, which we are enjoying.



I also ride a Ritchey Classic and a Breakaway single.
That is one of the coolest bikes, tandem, story I have seen and heard, the new and the old, fabulous!

Thank you so much for sharing.
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A break away Tandem ? wow that is cool. I have a titanium breakaway and it's a great bike but I have this 1978 Ritchey mountain bike that I've owned for 30 years. It's an old friend and gets ridden occaisionally.

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Nice bike. Here is my Ritchey Classic, which I have ridden since 1990.



I also have a steel Breakaway frame, which I have ridden since around 2005. I use to travel to Europe monthly for work. I set this bike up with a fixed gear, using an ENO hub with an eccentric axle on the rear. This bike fit in a airline approved suitcase, weighed 15 pounds complete, and could be setup in about 15 minutes. This let me go for short rides before or after work in a variety of interesting locations. The photo below was taken one early morning in Munster.


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