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Old 05-31-2019, 07:12 AM
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Swiss-X

I had been searching for one of these for a while, especially after speaking to Ritchey who basically said these are not going to be made any longer. They were already sold out in my size, so the potential to get a new one is basically zero.

A forum member answered my WTB with a great frame and we quickly agreed on a deal, very pleasant transaction with a nice forumite.

As seen in my recent rant thread, after patiently waiting for the frame to arrive, my wife texted me this picture of the box:



I quickly got home and investigated, and thankfully, no damage.

build to commence this weekend!
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Old 05-31-2019, 08:08 AM
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Those are sweet bikes.
I briefly had one, sold it to maxdog before a dirtphalt when he had no cross bike to ride.
Looking forward to seeing it in action.
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Old 05-31-2019, 09:16 AM
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I’ve always wanted one of those too. Glad to hear it survived shipment.


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Old 05-31-2019, 09:23 AM
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Whew, that is one scary looking box. Glad it is unharmed and will make one hell of a bike.
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Old 05-31-2019, 10:29 AM
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that box... well, that's more than annoying.
what's the difference in build vs the ritchey breakaway cross you have?
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Old 05-31-2019, 10:46 AM
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Wow! really happy for you that wasn't damaged in there.
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Old 05-31-2019, 12:05 PM
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My favorite part of the bike is the fork....
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Old 05-31-2019, 12:23 PM
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Super happy for you that it's not damaged.


Nick, what canti's do you like? The last times I had them (on a Crux and then a Poprad), they never felt that strong and also squealed like crazy. Well, not like crazy, but the squealing never went completely away, either.
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Super happy for you that it's not damaged.


Nick, what canti's do you like? The last times I had them (on a Crux and then a Poprad), they never felt that strong and also squealed like crazy. Well, not like crazy, but the squealing never went completely away, either.
i'm a big believer in Paul canti's. i've got many thousands of miles on them, including on my other Ritchey and they have been powerful enough and trouble free.

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Old 06-01-2019, 06:31 AM
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Very nice score! Looking forward to seeing what you have in store for it.

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Old 06-01-2019, 09:18 AM
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Good find and a nice complement to your green Ritchey.
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Old 06-01-2019, 11:51 AM
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That's NICE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 06-01-2019, 04:27 PM
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have always wanted one of those. Best swiss cross color hands down.
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Old 06-01-2019, 07:07 PM
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this is a nice bike.

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this is a nice bike.



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