New Addition to the Family
Last Post 11/22/2013 03:18 AM by Kenny Gonzales. 11 Replies.
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Gonzo Cyclist

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11/16/2013 02:25 AM
Just finished this bike, Tom Ritchey P-29'er, version 1.0 right now, single speed, fully rigid, 21lbs, maybe 1x10 in the future, and then maybe a front shock, but I'm kind of loving it just the way it is, it's pretty sweet, love it when it builds up just as you imagined.

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longslowdistance

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11/16/2013 08:53 AM
That's on hell of a backdrop!
huckleberry

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11/16/2013 09:24 AM
I really like!
bobswire

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11/16/2013 10:49 AM
Man that looks like a blast to ride. Sweet. I had a Karate Monkey set up like that for awhile with a pace carbon rigid fork. I used it in the back/trail roads in Golden Gate Park. I ended up going multi speed with front shock then giving it to my son since I wasn't using it any longer. I should have kept it single speed with the pace fork.
This was after I screwed it up and converted it to 1x9.
Oldfart

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11/16/2013 10:51 AM
I am no steel is real kind of guy, but there are a very few steel bikes that I would consider and the Ritchey there is one of them. Chromag surface is the it her. Classic paint scheme too.

But what are those white things on the step below? Looks like fancy foot rests for a shoe shine set up.
Orange Crush

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11/16/2013 11:29 AM
WOW - I am all dizzy looking at those pics...so much going on.

Nice looking ride.
vtguy

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11/17/2013 06:32 AM
Ritchey has always been a favorite of mine. Four stars! Looks like a blast to ride.
Inferno7

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11/17/2013 09:18 PM
Niiiice Gonz
ChinookPass

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11/18/2013 12:34 AM
barstools made out of old saddles?

sweet ride, looks like a fun bike
Spud

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11/18/2013 09:05 AM
Sweet looking ride Gonzo! So how big is the family now?
SideBySide

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11/18/2013 02:36 PM
Nice!
Gonzo Cyclist

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11/22/2013 03:18 AM
Thanks Guys!!!. This bike is getting better and better the more I ride it, and the more familiar I become with the bike. I did swap the flat Easton bar for one with a riser, and now it is perfect, and damn this thing is quick. This is one of the coolest bikes I have ever owned.
@ longslowdistance, we had this artist that we sold a Pivot to bring by these crazy surfboards, they look great as a back drop eh?!!
OF, I'm not a steel is real kind of guy either, but this bike is just a classic looking ride. That is an antique shoe shine stand we have in the front of the shop, it's pretty cool, a great place to sit and watch the world go by, and now with these surf boards, it makes a great place to take pics of the bikes we have been building as of late.
@ spud, it's at eight complete, and few projects in pieces, sold my 26" dual suspension bike, picked up a new cruiser for the wife, and then built this up, so it stayed about the same
Here's the build list
Ritchey frame and carbon fork of course
Wet Red Ritchey stem
Easton EC70 Carbon riser bar
Thomson Masterpiece seat post
Ritchey Streem WCS Saddle
Race Face Turbine crank
Magura MT4 brakes in white with 160mm rotors
Azonic Wheels with Tioga Psycho tires
DT Swiss skewers
Easton Grips
I'm saving up some funds for a high end set of wheels, SRAM, or Stan's? maybe build something up?
So with lighter wheels, and lighter tires, I think I can get this to 19lbs? We'll see, I'll keep you guys posted


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