Ritchey / Annapurna / 1983


This 1983 Annapurna looks just as new as it did the day it was shipped 40 years ago. The gentleman who ordered it (Dick Cruz) knew Tom and asked for the best bike he had in the lineup with the best components possible, hence the Campagnolo. It was delivered with a bi-plane fork, and a while later, Tom called him up and told him he was sending out his latest creation the ‘Unifork’. He put it on and proceeded to misplace the bi-plane. While unfortunate, it is of little concern to me now. The 1983 Ritchey catalog says the Annapurna was designed for “off-road, city biking, and luxury cruising.” I wonder how many of these were taken off-road. 

Year: 1983 

Frame: Ritchey / Annapurna 

Fork: Ritchey / Unifork 

Stem: Ritchey / Twinstrut 

Headset: Campagnolo Super Record 

Bottom Bracket: Ritchey / Press Fit 

Handlebar: Ritchey / Twinstrut 

Shifters: Shimano XT M700 

Rear Derailleur: Campagnolo Rally 

Front Derailleur: Campagnolo Super Record 

Brake Levers: Tommaselli Racer 

Front Brake: Shimano XT M700 

Rear Brake: Shimano XT M700 

Crankset: Campagnolo Super Record 

Chainrings: Campagnolo 50-42-36 

Pedals: Suntour XC-II 

Hubs: Campagnolo Super Record 

Rims: Araya 7x 

Tires: Panaracer Smoke/Dart Classic 

Wheel QR: Campagnolo Super Record 

Seatpost: Generic 

Saddle: Brooks B-17 

Seatpost QR: Suntour XC 170 

Grips: WTB 

Chain: SEDIS 

Cogs: Suntour 600 EX 13-28 

Owner: Mike Berlin’s Mountain Bikes