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Old 06-16-2019, 12:49 PM
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90s Ritchey Swiss Cross

Got this on ebay for a good deal. Looked like this when it arrived (wheels and tires were mine):

https://www.instagram.com/p/BwckyHah...d=vk7eu6q65ayc

I think not that many people bid because the description was weird and the frame is pretty beat. There are a couple dents in the top tube but I sanded off the surface rust and they looked fine. Touched up sloppily with my gf's red nail polish.

Set it up as a fat tired road bike and it feels pretty good!





Build list:
Drivetrain: All 6800 with cross chainrings and 11-30 cassette.
Wheels: Ksyrium SSCS or whatever word salad with Simworks Volummy 700 x 38 set up tubeless.
Seatpost: Ritchey that I think is original to the frame
Stem: Ugly Kona from the coop while I figure out position.
Saddle: Ugly Specialized that unfortunately is pretty comfy
Handlebars: Bontrager something or other with the flat tops.
Brakes: Paul touring

If I keep it I need some stuff, if anyone has leads:
Silver wheels
Better stem, not sure what will look good with the 1" steerer.
Silver headset spacers
King cages
Brooks cambium maybe

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Old 06-16-2019, 06:44 PM
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This is really nice, and honestly what i really wanted before i sourced my more modern Swiss-X. The steel fork makes the cake! I am seriously toying around with finding a builder to make a steel fork for mine.

please ride the hell out of this one. they are super versatile bikes that can do pretty much anything.
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Old 06-16-2019, 06:47 PM
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Hell yeah.

Thomson X2 doesn't look bad with a 1" steer tube, but not the strongest clamp for riding offroad.

These wheels would be nice, not tubeless though. The only silver rim brake tubeless rim I can think of would be Velocity A23s.

https://forums.thepaceline.net/showt...highlight=tb14

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Old 06-16-2019, 09:10 PM
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love it.
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Old 06-16-2019, 09:31 PM
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Thanks everyone! I’m really stoked on it but the killer might be fit. I should probably be on closer to a 58 to get the bars where I want them. It feels fine but I’ve only been riding it to work so far. Glad it inspired another Swiss cross build lol. I don’t even usually like red but these are classics right?

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Hell yeah.

Thomson X2 doesn't look bad with a 1" steer tube, but not the strongest clamp for riding offroad.

These wheels would be nice, not tubeless though. The only silver rim brake tubeless rim I can think of would be Velocity A23s.

https://forums.thepaceline.net/showt...highlight=tb14
Awesome thanks for the tips. Those wheels are sweet but I’m all in on tubeless for now. I built and rode a set of a23s back in the day, seemed nice enough. I’ll look into it.
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Old 08-03-2019, 10:43 PM
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Got a new stem. Top cap not pictured. Should probably go back to black bar tape but this was in my bin.



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Old 08-04-2019, 12:28 AM
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Cool!


(If you're the thread creator and go into "edit", you can scroll up to the first post in the thread and the title of that post is the title of the thread.)
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Old 08-04-2019, 01:35 AM
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[QUOTE=Burning Pines;2575055]Got a new stem. Top cap not pictured. Should probably go back to black bar tape but this was in my bin.



Is there a shim in there betwixt stem and steerer?
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Old 08-04-2019, 01:39 AM
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Is there a shim in there betwixt stem and steerer?
Yeah one of the Thomson shims.
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Old 08-04-2019, 12:19 PM
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Solid bike with good build and blend of parts. Nicely done.
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