Retro Ritchey (ATB) Ascent Build

Mid winter's day ride aboard my Retro build up Ritchey Ascent, with Nitto Bullmoose handlebars, NOS 1990's Ritchey Brake Levers, Brooks C15 Cambium saddle, Kent Erickson Titanium seatpost, Paul Components Thumbies Shifter mount's and Shimano 9 speed Barend shifters. Build the retro way with Shimano XT 3×9 mixed set-up. Wheels are DT Swiss 350 hub's,... Continue Reading →

Old Stock Brake Levers

When building a modern retro ATB (all-terrain bike) or now called a MTB (mountain bike) you need NOS (new old stock) parts to help made it retro.Here are my NOS 1993 Ritchey Brake Levers.More photos to come of my Ritchey bike Build.

Back On My Bike

First ride in months and with the new Ritchey Venturemax XL 52cm handlebars and vintage Bar-Con shifters and all are temporary until new Surly Corner Bar handlebars arrive in New Zealand.Then it's all new Shimano XT 2×12 groupset and Paul Components Klamper Brakes.Looking forward, but my Jones LWB Spaceframe is far better riding with a... Continue Reading →

Surly Corner Bar

So it's been a compromise running Shimano XT 2×11 with drop handlebars and over the weekend to have fitted new Ritchey Venturemax XL (52cm) drop handlebars. But to make them work I'm having to go back to my parts bins and run old Suntour Bar Con Power Shifters (6 speed barend shifters) in friction mode... Continue Reading →

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