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1976 Tom Ritchey Road Bike

This lugged road bike was built by Tom Ritchey when he was just 19 years old and building in his parent's garage in Palo Alto. The original owner rode the bike extensively in Europe, including the Swiss Alps and an amateur ride of Paris-Roubaix. Special details on this frame include a biplane fork built from scratch and a tubular steel stem which clamps directly to a stub brazed into the end of the fork steer tube. This bike has classic Ritchey touches such as a fast-back seat cluster, park bench chainstay brace, and extensive lug thinning.

Written by: Jarrad Lokes

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Posted in:year-1976