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PostPosted: Sun Oct 01, 2006 7:07 pm 
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Finito!

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Swingarm & hydrolic Marzocchi damperunit providing 9 cms of travel

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Zooka & Quarz levers

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Quarz f-mech

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Ciao,

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 01, 2006 7:12 pm 
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:shock: .......... 8)
Very cool , love the anno red thing.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 01, 2006 7:40 pm 
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wow, as always Melvin :!:
that is lovely, what hubs is it running?
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 01, 2006 8:22 pm 
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Thanks for the kind comments

The Verlicchi has a full Sachs Quarz groupset. I can tell the Quarz hubs go very smooth ! The Quarz groupset was Sachs top of the line groupset around mid 90s :wink:

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Very nice , probably the most used DH bikes of all times ?


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 01, 2006 10:58 pm 
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Didn't I see a 94 Kona EFS with the same suspension design? Did they lease it from Iron Horse?


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 01, 2006 11:05 pm 
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stunning bike! get it in october BOTM!


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 02, 2006 11:01 am 
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Hi All!

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Very nice , probably the most used DH bikes of all times ?


That could very well be the case. It wun the worlds in '92 and for as far I know Batavus DH pro Bas de Bever still raced it in the 1995 and 1996 season. Besides the long period in use it was also raced by many teams.

I think it was on of the 1st or the 1st bike specifically designed for the DH purpose.

It was the 1st full suspension bike that wun a DH Worlds.

It wun 2 Worlds, 2 Norba cups and many Worldcup stages. Do not know whether it actually wun a Worldcup.

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Didn't I see a 94 Kona EFS with the same suspension design? Did they lease it from Iron Horse?


Yes and no. The EFS was the same, but Kona didn't lease form Iron Horse. The Italian motorcycling frames and parts builder Verlicchi designed & build it in cooperation with Marzocchi. Many bike brands bought this design of the shelve, maybe because the weren't big enough to develop an own so quickly and/or because they were uncertain on the future of FS or downhill and/or because the Verlicchi proofed to be a succesfull chassis.

You can read more on the Verlicchi and the brands that raced and sold the frames here

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stunning bike! get it in october BOTM!


Why not :)


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 02, 2006 11:08 am 
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Dave Cunningham had a good year with it , and the Italian female rider won numerous races on it .

A great classic this bike .

They still produce DH frames .

There is a rumour that they were the ones making the S BIke as well .


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 02, 2006 11:18 am 
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Wow! 8)

I had a set of those forks, my first set as I remember. XC 700's?


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