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 Post subject: Worth a punt?
PostPosted: Thu Nov 29, 2007 2:10 pm 
Posh Mark
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Saw this advertised and wondered if it was worth a punt?

Only details I have are:

Alloy Stamped with LARM & NV in a star

Marzocchi shock - possibly 1994-6 by the XT mech attached but it does have a disc mount?

Any thoughts?


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 29, 2007 2:12 pm 
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Verlicchi mass produced frame for lots of different companies : Iron horse , muddy fox , lapierre etc...

good DH bike in its time . a few wrold cup champions to it s name .

£100 max depending on state of rear shock .


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Early DBR full sus I think, identical to the Iron Horse design.
Should be ok with a spruse up. Check the shock condition though.
I think the DBR's, in their day and fully built up, went for IRO £2k.


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GTRTS&AVALANCHE wrote:
Early DBR full sus I think, identical to the Iron Horse design.
Should be ok with a spruse up. Check the shock condition though.
I think the DBR's, in their day and fully built up, went for IRO £2k.


Didn't the DBR have a bent seat-tube with the shock going underneath it? At least, the 1992/1993 did... This would be more like an IronHorse or maybe Rudy Project (they looked identical).

Too bad about the disc-tabs, though... doesn't make it quite that retro to me. The only "retro with discs" is a Mountain Cycles San Andreas IMHO :oops: But a nice frame nonetheless ;-)

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Yes! ...it is a Verlicchi

Visit here =>

http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewto ... =verlicchi

With my Verlicchi I were a proud BOTM winner about a year ago 8)

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I find it a recommendable bike. Check shock (though I do not think it has a bad reputation) and of course near the welds - it is old alu

On the Disc mounts: A year ago I encountered a Sintesi with Formulas for sale, so not the 1st time I see it. Makes likely it is a later Verlicchi frame. I think 1996 was the last year they were produced.


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Hi Elev12k,

Your bike looks fantastic! :D

Is the HT 1in or 1 1/8in?

Also any idea as to travel - although thats not too important! :D :D


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Thanks :) ... many more pics here

On earlier one it was 1-1/4, but on the above one it likely it is 1-1/8

Travel is 9cm for the later yrs and I believe a few cm less for earlies

If I recall correctly MadCowKev has one he doesn't do much with at the moment

I know someone in Holland who is selling one


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 Post subject: worth a punt
PostPosted: Thu Nov 29, 2007 5:53 pm 
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Void commented that disc tabs made it not Retro-however in 1991 Fisher built the RS-1 with a Hope disc in the rear, and if that isn't old enough to be Retro, than what is?


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Lincs AEC
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Void(EN12-82) wrote:
Didn't the DBR have a bent seat-tube with the shock going underneath it?


Yes, your quite right.

Forgot how much I loved these bikes 8)


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 Post subject: Re: worth a punt
PostPosted: Thu Nov 29, 2007 7:50 pm 
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FairfaxPat wrote:
Void commented that disc tabs made it not Retro-however in 1991 Fisher built the RS-1 with a Hope disc in the rear, and if that isn't old enough to be Retro, than what is?


http://retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=2929

One in Readers Bikes.

A real beaut :wink:


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