Monday, September 06, 2010
Mine at last!
I have been looking for one since about 2003 but this is the first one I have found in my size.
According to the vendor, it dates to the late 70s. With fully lugless, fillet brazed construction and a sloping fork crown it bears a strong resemblance to the lugless Ritchey frame from the Palo Alto Bicycles catalog.
My plan is to use a set of original Suntour Cyclone deraillers that CTB gave me, with early Suntour Superbe cranks, brakes, shiftlevers and hubs.
The rear dropout spacing is 125mm, so a 7 speed drivetrain should be possible.
I have a dilemna regarding bars stem & seatpost, whether to go for period correct parts; or to use my 1990s Nitto-made Ritchey WCS stem possibly with a Nitto S83 seatpost.