Tom Ritchey Issue 110

Interview: Tom Ritchey – The man behind the ‘tache.

by 0

This article was originally published in Issue 110 of Singletrack Magazine. We chat to (and ride with) this iconic framebuilder, product designer, owner and boss of Ritchey Components during his whirlwind visit to the UK. I’m at the Bicycle Academy in Frome, Somerset, and someone is brazing a frame. This kind of thing happens all the time here – it’s what they teach. The room is full of Bridgeport mills, tubesets, dropouts and lathes. There’s something special in the air though. There’s a rapt silence as everyone looks on at the framebuilder, unconventionally perched on a low stool, the nearly-finished...

If you have an account, please log in. If not, you can get access to some of our features by registering here for free.

A message from all of us at Singletrack magazine

We need your help

For over 20 years Singletrack has been a source of information, news and entertainment for millions of mountain bike enthusiasts and as an important focal point for an amazing community of like minded riders from around the world. But it has also been a provider of jobs and income for dozens of families of our team as well as a source of revenue for hundreds of freelance contributors.

We want to keep going through this uncertain period and create great content to inform and entertain you, but we will need your help to do it. More than anything else we want to have a reciprocal relationship with you and the best way to make that happen is through our memberships. We’d love you to join us as a paid member of the Singletrack community – we promise you a return on your investment through the content we have and will create for you.