Ritchey P-21 Team WCS #0P46

The WCS Transformation

The beginning -

Until then I built approx. 10 Ritchey Project Team bikes and actually I thought it is enough, but the eBay searches continued and then it was there - a fillet brazed team bike in 20", my size.
The seller wanted a astronomic price, so I contacted Franscesco. It didn`t take long and we agreed on a price for this beauty.

It spend the last decades in bike shop in the mountains of Italy.

The paint is all original, some wear as it has to be for a bike like this, ridden in the Italian mountains, born approx 1991/92.  The Ritchey Logic Cantilever version 1 indicate the early years of a Ritchey P-Team bike. Other than the tyres, all like the catalogue Ritchey P-22-Team. Perfect, I had to buy it with a fair price via eBay.



P-22 Team from an Italian bike shop



The Idea, my 10th Team, but first team coloured P-21

As said, this was not the first P21 in my collection, but the idea developed more and more, to transform the P-22 into a Ricthey P-21 Team WCS. 
Since the only difference are parts and the decal, the transformation was done on a sunny autumn afternoon in my garden in Hamburg.

The Champagne Dress & catalogue build

It was clear, I wanted to transform the P-22 Team into a Ritchey P-21 Team WCS like in the catalogue.The plan ruled the build, so I had to replace some Logic parts into the beautiful Ritchey Logic W.C.S.

 

But I also wanted to tune it a bit. Both, Thomas Frischknecht and Hendrik Djerns raced with Hügi hubs made in Germany. Luckily there was a wheel set already here.

 

In addition I wanted to use not only XT, but also the in the meantime time correct XTR M900 gearing, which work with the Xt 732 thumbies. The matching XTR M900 cassette for the mountains 12-32 was also in stock, so I started the build.

 

Ritchey Quality Components live


Ready to race - on Tour


Frame and parts details


Parts

Brand

Frame

Ritchey Logic Prestige WCS (Serial #0P46)

Size

20"

Fork

Ritchey Quad Butted Logic Prestige

Stem

Ritchey Logic WCS

Bar

Ritchey ProLite WCS

Headset

Ritchey Logic WCS

Shifter

Shimano XT 732

Brake Levers

Ritchey Logic WCS 

Crank

Ritchey Logic Sugino + Ritchey chain wheels

Pedals Ritchey WCS
Buttom Braked Ritchey Logic Pro
Derailleur Shimao XTR M900
Wheels Ritchey Vantage Pro WCS + Hügi Compact (Germany) + Ritchey Spokes + Shimano XTR CS-M900
Tyres Ritchey Force Racing K WCS (the lightest classic Ritchey tyre ever made)
Seat Post Ritchey Logic Force Directional WCS
Saddle Ritchey Logic pro WCS titan
Grips Ritchey Logic WCS

Comments: 1
  • #1

    JULIO (Monday, 14 October 2019 08:37)

    Amazing bike!!! Congratulations!!!

    A question... What diameter is the seatpost???

    Thanks!!!