In honor of our respect for the painted frame, we tapped the man who Tom first trusted to pay the same careful attention to painting as Tom did brazing. For over 30 years, Rick Stefani has been our go to for any paint project, show special or one off frame. Now you can have a Ritchey hand painted by the very man himself, in one of four paint schemes that harken back to the early days of Ritchey bikes. We are proud to offer to you our Heritage Paint option for any steel frameset of your choice, provided by Rick Stefani of D&D cycles.
We like what we see Tenspeed Hero!
Massan has been around since the beginning of all this track bike shit. His fluid riding, effortlessly controlled hill bombs and huge Sugino Zen chainrings made his name a staple on bike forums and in bike shops long ago and his timeless style have earned him a lasting place in the bike industry as a whole. Unlike many of the early track bike videos, which are easily dated by old fixie tricks or bunny hops, Massan’s videos are only dated by the bike he is on. From the era of his blacked out Bianchi Pista Concept (remember the HUF bike?) to his time with Leader, his videos have always highlighted his effortless style and amazing bike control.
To say that Massan just rides is an understatement though. He never looks like he’s smashing, but he is. He never looks like he’s flying, but trust me, he is. Like many of the skateboarding greats, people have said Massan is boring to watch because he makes this shit look too damn easy. There’s never been a hill he wouldn’t drop or a gap he wouldn’t shoot. Massan’s calm/cool demeanor translates well to the bike, making him one of the most graceful cyclists on a track bike.