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I wanted a new bike for riding almost everywhere and doing everything, a combination of cross, MTB and touring. My preference goes to dirt roads or small roads with almost no cars, in the mountain and forest : just nature! And I prefer a lot more climbing than going downhill!

I wanted too a 70's flavour, with a steel lugged frame, chromed fork and stays. Even a pseudo-1900's touch with Moustache bars.

It's a 2005 made to measure Ryffranck with a cyclocross geometry, which is his 560th frame (Jean-Pierre Ryffranck from Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada).

The pictures were taken in july-august 2007 on Cote-d'Azur, in Alpes-Maritimes and Alpes-de-Haute-Provence, France.

Here are the details :
Frame : Columbus Zona tubes (seat tube : 54 cm c-t-c, top tube : 56 cm c-t-c), painted and chromed by Marinoni (Lachenaie, Quebec, Canada)
Headset : FSA
Handlebars : Nitto Moustache
Brake levers : Campagnolo Record
Brakes : Avid Single Digit 7
Bar-end shifters : Shimano
Saddle : Brooks B.17 Champion Special
Seat post : Shimano Ultegra
Chainrings : Shimano Ultegra triple
Front derailer : Shimano Ultegra
Rear derailer : Shimano XT
Cassette : Shimano XT
Rims : Mavic A319
Hubs : Shimano Ultegra
Front tire : Michelin Mud 2 (700X30 but actually 34)
Rear tire : Kenda Kross Supreme (700X35)
Pedals : Shimano XT
Rack : Tubus Vega

See also one of my others bikes : #43 - Marco's Cannondale

Marco Papayanou



Ryffranck - above the sea

Ryffranck - on the trails

Ryffranck - side view





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