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akelman
11-04-2010, 02:10 AM
I've heard that Ritchey is going to begin releasing silver stems (and maybe bars?). Is this true? Does anyone know where I can find information, beyond rumors, about this? Thanks.

akelman
11-04-2010, 02:11 AM
Oh, forget it. I just found what I needed.

soulspinner
11-04-2010, 07:42 AM
Well, are they?

scooderdude
11-04-2010, 08:12 AM
Well, are they?

Yes, and it's called the "Classic" collection.

jlwdm
11-04-2010, 09:04 AM
They are on the Ritchey site now. 73mm reach and 128mm drop - Classic Curve.

Here is a link to a photo of the stem and bar together from a recent thread here:

Ritchey Classic Curve (http://forums.thepaceline.net/showthread.php?t=79937&page=3&pp=15&highlight=ritchey)

Edit: although on the Ritchey site the curve seems to be a different shape.

Edit 2: The Ritchey site shows the silver classic stem model as 84D but the angle is listed as 73/17. Looks like it is 84. I sent Ritchey an email.

Jeff

stephane
11-04-2010, 09:51 AM
Yes, and it's called the "Classic" collection.

On the Ritchey site now...These parts are purty! Seems like a great business move for them.

Steve in SLO
11-04-2010, 10:15 AM
They've been on eBay for a bit. US bike shop seller. Posts, stems, bars $69-79, depending on which part.

David Kirk
11-04-2010, 10:20 AM
I was told yesterday by my parts distributor that the silver stuff is on the shelf.

Dave

akelman
11-04-2010, 10:32 AM
I ordered one of the stems directly from Ritchey last night. That said, unless I'm missing something, the bars for sale in the US seem to be different from the ones pictured in jlwdm's link, don't they? Does anyone know where one can get bars like the ones in jlwdm's link? Again, thanks.

jlwdm
11-04-2010, 10:54 AM
Akelman:

I went to the RBR thread the photos and found a post from a Ritchey representative that the curve is the production model:


"The bars pictured above were just mock up Logic II bars. The actual bars will have the Curve shape....
It's not totally "classic" in shape but much closer than the Logic II. They'll have a 128mm drop and a 73mm reach..."

From one of his later posts:

"The bar is the same shape as the Curve and the stem is the same as the WCS 4-Axis stem."




Jeff

akelman
11-04-2010, 11:00 AM
Thanks, Jeff. That's both really helpful and also too bad (from my perspective).

Best,

Ari

I Want Sachs?
11-04-2010, 11:21 AM
Next question, how to take the graphics off the stems without damaging the polish look?

fiamme red
11-04-2010, 11:25 AM
Next question, how to take the graphics off the stems without damaging the polish look?Simichrome or Mothers and some fine-grade steel wool?

coelacant
11-04-2010, 12:01 PM
Next question:

Does anybody know if these will be available in OS only? They're not really 'Classic' unless they're offered in the classic 26.0 size too, no?

C

StellaBlue
11-04-2010, 12:04 PM
Nothing like covering silver parts with tons of hideous logos.

bike22
11-04-2010, 01:21 PM
Next question, how to take the graphics off the stems without damaging the polish look?
acetone and a rag, followed by polishing compound have never failed me.

AndrewS
11-04-2010, 01:27 PM
Wouldn't a polishing compound damage the anodizing? Or won't it cut that deep?

Sometimes a heat gun will soften or completely melt any sort of chemical applied to metal.

bfd
11-04-2010, 02:01 PM
Interesting, how is the weight of these silver components compared to say Nitto?

Excel list the black WCS classic as 220g:
http://www.excelsports.com/main.asp?page=8&description=Handlebar+WCS+Road+Classic+OS&vendorCode=RITCHEY&major=1&minor=15&site=qbike

Can I presume the silver version should weigh about the same? Good Luck!

rphetteplace
11-04-2010, 07:37 PM
some dude is selling the stuff on e-bay already!

zachary
11-11-2010, 08:45 PM
Anybody have pictures of the Ritchey Classic components on a bike yet?

Ahneida Ride
11-12-2010, 12:17 AM
Nothing like covering silver parts with tons of hideous logos.

Amen. defeats the whole purpose. :mad:

Some may desire their bike to be a rolling billboard for manufactures. :(

Not me. :no: