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Offline old gray goat

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Help with richey rebuild
« on: December 29, 2009, 07:30:44 PM »
Looking for help on my old richey. It has an old rock shock on the front now I'm looking to turn it back in to a ridged front end again were would be a good place to start looking. I turned the bike into a single speed in the spring. I use the bike at the airport were i work. But I used it at croom for the first time on Sunday with my wife. and fell in love with it I could believe how nice and light it was . so anyway I would like to return the frame back to her glory days.  Any suggestions would be appreciated
 
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Re: Help with richey rebuild
« Reply #1 on: December 29, 2009, 08:37:53 PM »
I have some older Rigid forks at work.
 
Do you need threaded or threadless, 1" or 1-1/8th, length of steerer needed?

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Re: Help with richey rebuild
« Reply #2 on: December 29, 2009, 08:48:42 PM »
I have two rigid forks. Need to know what length steerer tube and size you need.
 
 
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Re: Help with richey rebuild
« Reply #3 on: December 29, 2009, 09:41:20 PM »
Hey guys thanks for the response. Its a 1 inch threaded  Is the length important ?  Can't you cut off the extra ?

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Re: Help with richey rebuild
« Reply #4 on: December 29, 2009, 10:16:35 PM »
Bill, I will watch your build with interest. Was your original set up a 3 x 7?
remember the old Rockhopper I have? I have done nothing with it. I want to find a 1" rigid fork for it but never tried. I loved that bike and someday I will get it back in shape.
I just dont have the time or money at the moment......I have the old 1 x 7 set up hanging in the garage.......

I do have a Manitou 4 with a 1" steerer tube if you are interested. It needs a complete re-build.......
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Re: Help with richey rebuild
« Reply #5 on: December 29, 2009, 11:54:50 PM »
I can cut new threads into the steerer, but still need a minimum length plus the stack height.

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Re: Help with richey rebuild
« Reply #6 on: December 29, 2009, 11:55:38 PM »
Gonna be tough to find servicable parts for the Manitou 4.

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Re: Help with richey rebuild
« Reply #7 on: December 30, 2009, 09:48:31 AM »
Moto, I found a site that has parts, at least the internal parts. It is on my browser at home. I can share it with you if you want but wont be home till after new year.....
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Re: Help with richey rebuild
« Reply #8 on: December 30, 2009, 04:57:46 PM »
Moto
 
dumb question were do want me to measure  were to were. do you want the distance between the top and bottom bearings ??
 
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Yes it was a 3 by 7. yes got to keep the old ones going..
 
 
 
 
 
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Re: Help with richey rebuild
« Reply #9 on: December 30, 2009, 05:07:01 PM »
sorry, only threadless steerer on mine, not 1".
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Re: Help with richey rebuild
« Reply #10 on: December 30, 2009, 06:06:36 PM »
My wife kept my old bike from Germany, a '94 C-dale M300. I made it a commuter bike, alot of nostalgic value there. Good luck getting your back rolling.
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Re: Help with richey rebuild
« Reply #11 on: December 30, 2009, 09:49:54 PM »
Measure from the bottom bearing race to the top of the threaded headset nut for a rough estimate.
 
I've got two 1" threaded rigid mtb forks. Both pretty long in the steerer.
 
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Re: Help with richey rebuild
« Reply #12 on: December 31, 2009, 11:23:18 AM »
Moto
 It looks like it's 6 inches from bottom bearing area to the top of  the threads. It also a V brake set up.
 If you have one that would be great..Will pick up anywere.
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Re: Help with richey rebuild
« Reply #13 on: January 09, 2010, 07:47:50 PM »
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Heres the Richey with her new front end .. 25 lbs and all steel
http://www.webshots.com/

 

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