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Ritchey WCS Tubing??(3 posts)

Ritchey WCS Tubing??Road Classic
Jun 9, 2002 7:52 PM
Hi All,

I ride a fully fillet brazed 2001 Ritchey Road Classic. It is a WCS tube set and I was wondering if anyone knows anything about the WCS tubing. I can not find anything on it, all I know it rides and performs like a dream!

Thanks in advance
Road Classic
re: Ritchey WCS Tubing??Nessism
Jun 10, 2002 5:21 AM
Up until a few years ago, all of Ritchey's tubing was made to Ritchey's specs by Tange in Japan. When Tange stopped making bicycle tubing, Ritchey was forced to resource the tubing to Dedacciai in Italy. Good stuff either way.

Ritchey tubing is known to have medium thin wall thicknesses with fairly short butts. Fairly standard stuff these days. But hey, why mess with a proven formula?

My understanding is that the Road Classic is at least partcially brazed by Ritchey himself. "Classic" is a good name for a frame like that. Enjoy.

Ed
Yep, the dropout are weilded by Tom.SnowBlind
Jun 10, 2002 2:48 PM
Or so thats the claim.