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 Post subject: Rudy Project (no shades)
PostPosted: Mon Sep 23, 2013 9:55 am 
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One of the many variations on the Verlicchi downhill frame: the Rudy Project Downhill :)

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The year is circa 1994. In 1992 a Verlicchi (Iron Horse, Cullinan) was raced to the downhill world title in Bromont, Canada. The Verlicchi was the 1st full suspension & downhill specific frame to be successfull in competition. The frame has also been raced to world cup event wins and the NORBA cup.

Apart form that it is a frame with an interesting history, this Rudy is a delight for fans of purple 'bling'. Frame, fork, stem and post are a kit together

Rudy's swing with Marzocchi damper unit >>>

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Marzocchi XC400 forks >>>

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Under this link a review of the Rudy Project Downhill.


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 24, 2016 4:04 pm 
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Wow, nobody reacted to this post?

I remember those from bitd, they were quite popular in Belgium. I loved them (but never owned one).

Do you still have the set? Did you ever build it up?


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 25, 2016 7:50 pm 
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Yes, I do still have it. No, I haven't built it yet.

I do have another finised example: viewtopic.php?f=6&t=4057&hilit=verlicchi+finito


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 21, 2016 6:49 pm 
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Elev12k wrote:
One of the many variations on the Verlicchi downhill frame: the Rudy Project Downhill :)

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The year is circa 1994. In 1992 a Verlicchi (Iron Horse, Cullinan) was raced to the downhill world title in Bromont, Canada. The Verlicchi was the 1st full suspension & downhill specific frame to be successfull in competition. The frame has also been raced to world cup event wins and the NORBA cup.

Apart form that it is a frame with an interesting history, this Rudy is a delight for fans of purple 'bling'. Frame, fork, stem and post are a kit together

Rudy's swing with Marzocchi damper unit >>>

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Marzocchi XC400 forks >>>

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Under this link a review of the Rudy Project Downhill.


So very cool! I missed this post.


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 23, 2016 11:09 am 
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Very cool frame, especialy the linked red one is great!
When I saw this frame some years go first (especial the green Sintesi Bromont in 1995 Sintesi catalogue), I searched for it a while.
In the meanwhile I have a 2 of it, one with a silver/green Sintesi frame with a green rear-wheel swing and a Kona frame with a red swing.
Unfortunately the green one is a little to small and the green eloxal is faded by sun and I never never find the right ideas and time to rebuild it :-/


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OMG as a fan of Purple I love it........... its totally awesome

its like coming across a picture of a young Natalie Imbruglia or Gail Porter before she lost her hair
I just can't stop looking at it


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 23, 2016 7:57 pm 
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Thanks guys. They look good and they ride well. For a Dutch mag I wrote an article on them. I will put up some pics.


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The ensemble:

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