Hi and welcome to my listing for a very rare original Ritchey Breakaway coupled road frameset including all the original travel accessories. Included is the frame, down tube frame coupler, all original bolts, all 3 original cable couplers (2no gear and 1no brake), Cane Creek S3 headset, Ritchey Pro full carbon fork (carbon steerer), wheeled and reinforced dedicated travel case, all original packaging materials & instruction card. For those who do not know these frames, the Ritchey system is the only other decent alternative to an S&S coupled frame. More details on the system and loads of glowing reviews and forum discussions can be found online if you're not already aware of these. Some do actually say that the Ritchey system is preferable to S&S.There are no special tools required to assemble, only 4mm and 5mm Allen keys are needed. The look of the bike is also cleaner with no unsightly joints sat mid tube. I bought this frame in June 2015.
I was offered it by a chap who works in a bike shop in South Devon, he was the original owner. He never travelled with it, only using the bike as a road trainer, and using the case to store the bike. Bit of a waste given its capability to travel, but my gain at the time, and half the reason I bought it. When I bought it, I had a 6 month old daughter.
Ambitions of cycling holidays abroad with my own bike still seemed reasonable and realistic. Fast Forward to today and I now have a 3yr old and a 4 month old.I also have had a reality check in that selfish cycling holidays abroad are a thing of the past! So regrettably Ive never travelled with it either, and again have only used the case for storage.
You can see hopefully in the pics that beyond a bit of dust, the case is as new. Condition wise, the frame and fork are both excellent. There are no dents, cracks, major scratches or other flaws that impede its performance or look. I applied'copter tape' to all wear areas when I first got it to help protect it.I have also touched up the very few inevitable paint chips it has picked up. All threads are perfect as are the coupler parts.
The case has a few small marks from storage and a house move, but no holes, tears or other significant damage. Please have a good look at the pictures to satisfy yourself with the condition. I can only add 12 to this listing therefore have added a number of others to a Flickr album linked below.
If you need any others please ask. I'm confident you will not be disappointed. Regarding geometry, my best measurements give the following numbers. Effective top tube 540mmHead tube angle 73 degreesSeat Tube Angle 74 degreesBottom Bracket Drop 72mmHead Tube 123mm.The headset stack is 18.8mm so giving 142mm effective length. Fork Axle to Crown 364mm.
The fork has been cut to give 64mm exposed length. It is fitted with an expander plug. This is different to the geometry get using a google search. The reason being that this frame is one of the very original batch made. The chart online is from a later revision that was more relaxed.My frameset here is comparatively a bit more aggressive being on the longer and lower side. At 176cm tall I rode it as per the photo of the full build I have included for reference. As pictured, measuring from the bottom bracket axle centre, to bottom or seat rail is 680mm, top of saddle is 728mm. This picture is for indication only, only the frameset is for sale here as already described. For an older road frame, tire clearance is actually very good. It comfortably clears 25mm tires at both ends. I've included a few clearance pics in the linked Flickr album. It may take 27mm or even 28mm tires depending on brand, however I have never tried this and cannot confirm as much. These frames very rarely come up for sale.
While on the surface this may seem a lot for a second hand frame, it is actually a cheap way to own a very flexible bike system that has many many years of life remaining. There is no other way to travel by plane with a full size road bike, for this little initial outlay.
Thanks for reading and getting this far. The frame will be very carefully packaged to ensure that it gets to you intact and as listed. Please also have a look at my other items for more interesting and high end kit and bike related parts.The item "Ritchey Logic Road Breakaway 54cm coupled travel bike frameset carbon fork case" is in sale since Wednesday, January 10, 2018. This item is in the category "Sporting Goods\Cycling\Bike Frames".
The seller is "billyausten" and is located in Bradford on Avon. This item can be shipped to United Kingdom.