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 Post subject: Rudy Project?
PostPosted: Wed Jun 17, 2015 7:41 am 
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Hi,

What's the word on Rudy Project branded mountain bikes? I'm not talking about the Verlicchi full suspension one with the flashy ano swing arm, but (a series of?) rigid mountain bikes, such as the Explorer Pro, which is a yellow fluoro aluminum bike and the white Performance Pro, that I think is steel based on the crappy pics I ran into in a sales ad. Both come with nice-looking straight forks.

Would like to know a bit more, as the owner doesn'n appear to have any additional info and I'm wondering whether these are worth going after. The current state of both bikes offered is quite poor and they'll probably need a lot of TLC to get them closer to what used to be their original glory (if there ever was anything like that ;) )..

Thanks in advance :)

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 Post subject: Re: Rudy Project?
PostPosted: Wed Jun 17, 2015 10:05 am 
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Like this?

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I kinda like that.


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 17, 2015 10:10 am 
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Yes, like that ^^^ :D !

Is it yours? Any more info on spec, ride characteristics and so on?

And have you ever seen the Alu one too?

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 Post subject: Re: Rudy Project?
PostPosted: Wed Jun 17, 2015 10:22 am 
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These bikes were made by Verlichi, same company that made the S-bikes. They also made the first Iron Horse fully's see: http://forums.mtbr.com/vintage-retro-cl ... 81309.html


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Double-E F wrote:
Yes, like that ^^^ :D !

Is it yours? Any more info on spec, ride characteristics and so on?

And have you ever seen the Alu one too?

Thanks


No purely from a quick search around online I'm afraid.

The accompanying text said complete M550 LX groupset and Araya RM-20 rims.

I saw a few aluminium ones in the search too, one with rigid forks and the others with Marzocchis.


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 17, 2015 2:38 pm 
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Slovakian ace Peter Hric was a Rudy Project rider up until the mid 90s.I wouldnt mind seeing his works bike.


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 23, 2017 4:32 pm 
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Sorry for my poor english.

Mine since 1986... sorry 1991

Rudy Project Explorer Pro.

Frame Aluminium, fork CroMo.

Difficult to find spare parts now.

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 23, 2017 8:09 pm 
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Cycling Shop "Brima" (Heesch, Brabant, The Netherlands) used the Rudy Project framesets for their teambikes in the early nineties. As said above, I think they are Verlicchi frames. With the beefy aluminium forks and 1.1/4 headset I expect the ride to be quite harsh. But nothing special.
I don't know about the steel bikes.


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 Post subject: Re: Rudy Project?
PostPosted: Thu Nov 23, 2017 11:24 pm 
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bartsince1975 wrote:
These bikes were made by Verlichi, same company that made the S-bikes. They also made the first Iron Horse fully's see: http://forums.mtbr.com/vintage-retro-cl ... 81309.html


OH NO, I am slightly drunk at the moment and now I really want an Iron Horse full sus with purple bits just as badly as I did in back in 1993!!

And an RTS.

And a San Andreas.

I used to have an Iron Horse Cap d' Ail World Cup poster in my garage: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O4nbGE8gXzw

Btw Verlicchi frames are the muts nuts I reckon - they make, or have made winning frames for Ducati too:
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