Re: [CR] Tom Ritchey- Saddle/Seatpost set-up


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Date: Sun, 9 Jan 2011 15:46:58 -0800
From: Jim Merz <jameshmerz@gmail.com>
To: dave martinez <dmart84815@yahoo.com>
Cc: Mark Petry <mark@petry.org>, classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: Re: [CR] Tom Ritchey- Saddle/Seatpost set-up


The blue bike has the seat + post by Peter Johnson. For a brief while they worked together on this. My wife Heidi's Ritchey bike had this same setup. Her bike was made in 1978 and was ridden in two woman's worlds. I had just finished restoring it when our house burned.

Jim Merz Big Sur CA

On Sun, Jan 9, 2011 at 3:18 PM, dave martinez <dmart84815@yahoo.com> wrote:
> Hello All,
>
> Regarding the Ritchey pics...
>
> Is that a Peter Johnson seatpost/saddle combo in the pic?
> Sort of looks like it.
>
> Regards,
> David Martinez
> Fremont Ca
> US of A
>
>
>
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> --- On Sun, 1/9/11, Mark Petry <mark@petry.org> wrote:
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> From: Mark Petry <mark@petry.org>
> Subject: [CR] Tom Ritchey
> To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
> Date: Sunday, January 9, 2011, 12:34 PM
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>
> Dale - pretty neat seeing that bike Ritchey built for his dad. I remember
> seeing that very bike at Palo Alto Bicycles on University avenue one time,
> and was just blown away by the innovative design.
>
>
>
> What kind of hub is that? It's not a Phil, nor a Hi-E. Jobst had a hub
> like that on his yellow bike at one time, there was a rumor that Peter
> Johnson had built them, but I do not know for sure.
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>
>
> Ritchey notes in the article that fillet brazing give him more flexibility
> to use different tube diameters and angles that could not be done with
> lugs.
> One of the really great innovations that was a Ritchey trademark was the
> ovalized seat tube at the BB shell, all built up with brass in a very tidy
> way. I am not sure if Ritchey was the first to do this, but his work has
> always been innovative and well thought out, right up the to (OT)
> Break-away
> frame, which is a masterpiece of clever design.
>
>
>
> Anyway thanks for posting that.
>
>
>
> Mark Petry
> 206 618 9642
> <mailto:mark@petry.org> mark@petry.org