Tagged: Ritchey

Product Placement

Looking for a cyclocross pedal with a sturdy cro-moly spindle, lightweight aluminum body, easy entry and exit, world class pedigree with a price that won’t break the bank? Well keep looking plebeian because unless you’ve been huffing granddaddy’s secret ether kerchief or accidentally sampled some of Patrick’s Ketamine Ginger Chews, that pedal doesn’t exist. However if you refuse to be swept away to an imaginary land full of exotic bike pedals from the wellspring of fantasy, then you can’t do any better than the new Ritchey WCS Paradigm (PED8800)! These were lovingly received BY HAND into our warehouse this morning and ever so lovingly stocked BY HAND onto our warehouse shelves. Don’t get caught slippin’ at your Wednesday night cyclocross practice session. Use pedals you can trust… your family’s life to…

Product Placement: Itchy For Ritchey

Clad in black hoodies, face-obscuring bandanas and Jansport back packs, the street toughs at Ritchey have lobbed a component Molotov cocktail at the bicycle industry in the form of their new “Classic” line of stems, posts and handlebars. Emboldened by the spirit of global upheaval but with the retro, historical flare of rampaging Bolsheviks, the “Classic” line is polished silver goodness for the darkest and blackest of souls. At last, a line of components suitable for Ricky Schroeder. Huzzah! Unlike most things with the word “Classic” in their title, these shiny bobbles are light enough for gram counters but strong enough for the most corpulent of riders. 107 grams for the stem and 250 grams for the post. These are in stock in super-limited quantities and apparently are so new, Ritchey doesn’t even have pictures of them on their website. So that begs the question, CAN THESE PARTS EVEN EXIST??? One hand clapping.

Did I mention Ricky Schroeder was some sort of demon spawn? This post is at the risk of devolving into a screed against R.S. mainly because The Blog made the mistake of streaming a few minutes of “Silver Spoons” last night and came to the realization that it was easily in the top ten of Worst Shows Of All-Time. NBC would’ve been better off making “Lil’ Howard Hughes the Billionaire Urine Collector” or “Baby Fritz, War Profiteer” if they wanted to teach kids about the dangers of being over-privledged and sleeping in race car bed, but I digress. Play ‘em off antiquated home computer…

And to slake your curiosity, here are TV Guide’s 50 Worst Shows put out several years ago. No mention of “Silver Spoons” but good to see “Supertrain” and “Holmes and Yo-Yo” made the list. Oddly enough, the latter was about a time-traveling Yo Yo Ma who meets Sherlock Holmes in Victorian London, rent a loft together, meet kindly old souls through their antiques store and then eat them.

  • 50. Barney & Friends (PBS, April 6, 1992–present)
  • 49. The Ropers (ABC, March 13, 1979–May 22, 1980)
  • 48. Bless This House (CBS, September 11, 1995–January 17, 1996)
  • 47. Rango (ABC, January 13, 1967–September 1, 1967)
  • 46. Me And The Chimp (CBS, January 13, 1972–May 18, 1972)
  • 45. A.K.A. Pablo (ABC, March 6, 1984–April 17, 1984)
  • 44. She’s the Sheriff (Syndication, 1987–1989)
  • 43. Woops! (FOX, September 27, 1992–December 6, 1992)
  • 42. The Flying Nun (ABC, September 7, 1967–April 3, 1970)
  • 41. The Tom Green Show (MTV, 1999–2000)
  • 40. Makin’ It (ABC, February 1, 1979–March 19, 1979)
  • 39. Still the Beaver (Disney Channel, 1985–1986)
  • 38. Hell Town (NBC, September 11, 1985–December 25, 1985)
  • 37. Saturday Night Live with Howard Cosell (ABC, September 20, 1975–January 17, 1976)
  • 36. The Misadventures of Sheriff Lobo (NBC, September 18, 1979–May 5, 1981)
  • 35. Pink Lady and Jeff (NBC, March 1, 1980–April 11, 1980)
  • 34. Alexander the Great (ABC, January 26, 1968)
  • 33. Holmes and Yo-Yo (ABC, September 25, 1976–December 11, 1976)
  • 32. Co-Ed Fever (CBS, February 4, 1979)
  • 31. Homeboys in Outer Space (UPN, August 27, 1996–May 13, 1997)
  • 30. Unhappily Ever After (WB, January 11, 1995–May 2, 1999)
  • 29. The Howard Stern Show (E!, June 20, 1994–present)
  • 28. Supertrain (NBC, February 7, 1979–July 28, 1979)
  • 27. Turn-On (ABC, February 5, 1969)
  • 26. Life with Lucy (ABC, September 20, 1986–November 15, 1986)
  • 25. Who Wants to Marry a Multi-Millionaire (FOX, February 20, 2000)
  • 24. One of the Boys (NBC, January 23, 1982–August 20, 1982)
  • 23. Sammy and Company (Syndication, 1975–1977)
  • 22. The Powers of Matthew Star (NBC, September 17, 1982–April 15, 1983)
  • 21. Baywatch (NBC/Syndication, September 22, 1989–May 19, 2001)
  • 20. The Pruitts of Southampton (ABC, September 6, 1966–April 7, 1967)
  • 19. The PTL Club (Syndication, 1976–1987)
  • 18. The Ugliest Girl in Town (ABC, September 26, 1968–January 30, 1969)
  • 17. Casablanca (NBC, April 10, 1983–September 3, 1983)
  • 16. The Chevy Chase Show (FOX, September 7, 1993–October 15, 1993)
  • 15. Manimal (NBC, September 30, 1983–December 31, 1983)
  • 14. Baby Bob (CBS, March 18, 2002–present)
  • 13. Twenty-One (NBC, September 12, 1956–October 16, 1958)
  • 12. Hello, Larry (NBC, January 26, 1979–April 30, 1980)
  • 11. The Secret Diary of Desmond Pfeiffer (UPN, October 5, 1998–October 26, 1998)
  • 10. Hee Haw Honeys (Syndication, 1978–1979)
  • 9. You’re in the Picture (CBS, January 20, 1961–January 27, 1961)
  • 8. Cop Rock (ABC, September 26, 1990–December 26, 1990)
  • 7. AfterMASH (CBS, September 26, 1983–December 18, 1984)
  • 6. Celebrity Boxing (FOX, March 13, 2002–present)
  • 5. Hogan’s Heroes (CBS, September 17, 1965–July 4, 1971)
  • 4. The Brady Bunch Hour (January 23, 1977–May 25, 1977)
  • 3. XFL (NBC, UPN, TNN, February 3, 2001–April 21, 2001)
  • 2. My Mother the Car (NBC, September 14, 1965–April 5, 1966)
  • 1. The Jerry Springer Show (Syndication, September 30, 1991–present)