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PostPosted: Sun Sep 25, 2011 8:09 pm 
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Looks great Andy :) , love those purple Marzocchi's 8)

Now get that decorating finished :D


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jimihendrix wrote:
Looks great Andy :) , love those purple Marzocchi's 8)

Now get that decorating finished :D


Cheers 8)
The decorating is taking longer than expected now my bloody mother and sister are involved :lol:
Took a whole day to get a set of wall lights :shock: I had them picked withing 5 mins of arriving at the shop.

I've emailed rudy project and got the tantalising reply that ive contacted the US and to contact Europe as the bike was only released in Europe.
2nd email promptly sent off.Fingers crossed they might get back to me with some history :D


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 22, 2019 12:06 pm 
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Hey

I know it’s a little late, but non the less, did you at any point polish it to look this nice?!

Proper work!

Hope mine will be half as good!


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 23, 2019 12:21 am 
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No. There was some of that 'crazing' that might be under the lacquer or corrosion, but as it wasnt bad i felt it best to leave it as is and get the rest of the bits together. I didnt want to add new decals to it, which would have added too much for my purse.


I think though if i were to do it over, id remove the decals(after many pics for Gil_m, our resident decal specialist) and buff the frame back to a burnished finish for new decals and a clear lacquer.

I reckon these are special just because they are so rare. Certainly plenty of other bikes from the history about and in numbers but these dont come along too often, and its got that unknown 'Rudy Project' that flummoxes people who have worn their sunglasses for years but had no idea they originally sold bikes.


If its any help to you the build on mine I guess was pretty original in its theme, and copying that -ano zokes, asno stem, post etc without going overboard it would look a real show stopper 8)


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 23, 2019 2:50 pm 
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dyna-ti wrote:
No. There was some of that 'crazing' that might be under the lacquer or corrosion, but as it wasnt bad i felt it best to leave it as is and get the rest of the bits together. I didnt want to add new decals to it, which would have added too much for my purse.


I think though if i were to do it over, id remove the decals(after many pics for Gil_m, our resident decal specialist) and buff the frame back to a burnished finish for new decals and a clear lacquer.

I reckon these are special just because they are so rare. Certainly plenty of other bikes from the history about and in numbers but these dont come along too often, and its got that unknown 'Rudy Project' that flummoxes people who have worn their sunglasses for years but had no idea they originally sold bikes.


If its any help to you the build on mine I guess was pretty original in its theme, and copying that -ano zokes, asno stem, post etc without going overboard it would look a real show stopper 8)


I would love to find a period fork in the right color/anodizing.

But the ones I found that is era-perfect is the wrong color.
But I could paint it, it should be possible to match it to some modern color, something se three painted over silver.
Or I could go flat black, but I fear it could become boring to look at.

Do you have any period pictures of them? Is there an expert on Ruddy project/verlucchi frames out there? Was they all same color, back in the day?


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 23, 2019 2:54 pm 
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Were these frames the ones that Hric raced on?


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 23, 2019 3:11 pm 
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@dyna-ti I’ve found this; Verlicchi Deore

https://archiwum.allegro.pl/oferta/sint ... 57458.html

That black looks a little boring compared to the purple!
But some color goes a long way.



Any one has any experience with the Magure hydraulic brakes?


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 Post subject: Re: Finding Forks
PostPosted: Tue Sep 10, 2019 5:50 pm 
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Just try this guy in Germany:

E-Mail: dr_marzocchi@projectweb.de

WWW: http://marzocchi.projectweb.de

Blog: http://dr-marzocchi.projectweb.de/blog/

Shop: http://dr-marzocchi.projectweb.de/shop/


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 12, 2019 5:13 pm 
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Sorry guys, my website has some problems in the moment :-/ :-/ Will be soon back.

I still have some different purple (eloxal) Marzocchi's in my boxes. :-)


Update 20190912 : Website is online again.


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