If you like to see more on the Verlicchi, I scanned a lot articels, catalogues and that kind of stuff. You find it here
The decals on the downtube are result of few hours hobbying with WordART. The Iron Horse logo is very simple. It does not look 100% accurate, but you do need to see both near eachother to spot differences. So far I didn't made the swing decals. The only decals present on the frame when I picked it up were the swing decals. They did say 'Active Suspension' in the Sintesi way. In fact my bike was a Sintesi Bromont
Moreover, so far nobody were able to tell me, but after some research I concluded there even has never been an Iron Horse with red swing and detailling
I only know of blue and purple. Thought this is the right time to unveil, now I already got the BOTM title
I have sooooo many frames seen being destroyed within one year ...and also waaay shorter. This was space age technology for that era, there was a lot experimenting and a lot had to be discovered. I ride mine, it is deffo not a garage queen ...BUT I don't need to head to the podium with it like the team did. I've grown old and I just need some comfort
We'll see were it ends. Who will pass on earlier?: Me of the bike? With wear spread over 25 bikes you never know
I believe IH carried this modell in their 93 and 94 line up. By 95 Verlicchi reinforced the swing. Maybe it should help. The FS Works was a pretty expensive bike btw. $4150 it was for 1993. No matter what can be said on this frame, it is obvious that for this huge sum a lot of effort went into the finishing. They did a proper job on the welding. It is not as perfect as my little Koga Miyata TrailRunner, but it is deffo in another league as an AlMega for example.