Tom Ritchey Building 40th Anniversary Bikes, Auctioning First Five Special Editions

Tom Ritchey built his first frames in 1972, making this his 40th year of framebuilding. To celebrate, he’ll be bringing to NAHBS the first of 40 classic Ritchey frames hand built by the man himself. They’ll feature special 40th anniversary paint and graphics and include a few new builds using vintage tubing.

Wanna get your hands on one? The first four frames will be up for auction, with proceeds benefitting various charities. The first one goes up for auction at NAHBS, the others will be staggered throughout the year:

  • First (60cm road classic frame/fork) to be auctioned off at NAHBS (via Ebay). Starting price $3500. If it goes above $10k, Tom will offer a full custom frame, road or mountain, instead. Proceeds going to Team Rwanda.
  • Second (model uncertain, possibly P-20 or Everest mountain frame) to be auctioned off. Starting price $3500. If it goes above $10k, Tom will a full custom frame, road or mountain, instead. Proceeds going to NICA
  • Third (model uncertain, possibly P-20 or Everest mountain frame) to be auctioned off. Starting price $3500. If it goes above $10k, Tom will offer a full custom frame, road or mountain, instead. Proceeds going to Trips For Kids.
  • Fourth (model uncertain, possibly P-20 or Everest mountain frame) to be auctioned off. Starting price $3500. If it goes above $10k, Tom will offer a full custom frame, road or mountain, instead. Proceeds going to Christmas Bike Program (details pending).

Another 36 anniversary frames (a mix of P-20’s and Everest’s) will be sold at $2500 each throughout the year. The photo above is the brazed seat tube joint on special edition numero uno. Also at NAHBS, they’ll show a fillet brazed version of the new production Road Logic frame and a pre-production version of a new Breakaway Tandem. For the unfamiliar, his Breakaway frames are the full size folding travel bikes. So yes, he’s making a full size folding travel tandem.

Comments

LP - 02/24/12 - 11:35am

Where can we take a look at his MTB frames? There is nothing on his website except cx frames. His mtb frames at nahbs 2011 were real nice.

Robin - 02/24/12 - 11:56am

I’ll have a Ritchey road bike, please (not a travel bike/Breakaway), with a paint job like the Swiss Cross, thank you.

teh persons - 02/24/12 - 12:56pm

Mountain bike frames are already up on the Ritchey website: http://ritcheylogic.com/dyn_prodfamily.php?k=478200

teh persons - 02/24/12 - 1:53pm

Mountain bike frames are on the Ritchey website:http://ritcheylogic.com/dyn_prodfamily.php?k=478200

LP - 02/24/12 - 2:58pm

@teh persons
I don’t know if your link is wrong but it does not take me to a frame page. No product are shown on that page, just Ritchey Logic written

LP - 02/24/12 - 3:02pm

Found some frames by clicking on USA. No P20 but a nice P29!!!!!

franc - 02/25/12 - 11:37am

Quible: Breakaway frames cannot technically be considered folders since no folding is involved. They are SEPARABLE or take-apart for easier fitting in travel cases.

teh persons - 02/27/12 - 6:33pm

Franc…it’s spelled ‘quibble’.

Ron H Whitehead - 12/24/12 - 11:01pm

I own a almost new orginal ” Team Richey red / white /blue Everest bike
I am the orginal owner
It was custom build for me
I am 6 foot 4 inches tall & 220 pounds
The bike has all the orginal components & richey leather seat
Will sell for the right price
Older now so it is rarely used

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