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PostPosted: Tue Sep 11, 2018 8:24 pm 
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I don't usually go for later DH bikes, but this one pushed some buttons...particularly the rare weird shit one:

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Ancillotti bikes
Their current DH offering: http://www.ancillotti.com/dhy.html

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 11, 2018 9:45 pm 
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:shock: WTF


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 11, 2018 9:49 pm 
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Sorry I meant to say that one hell of an interesting design


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 11, 2018 9:58 pm 
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8) always liked ancillotti frames. The Tomaso is still one of the best DH frames ever made, and the only frame i would have swapped my M1 for back in the day :)

I liked the fact they were a small family buisness with loads of passion for their work, and had some great teams riding their bikes.

What are your plans for this?


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 12, 2018 12:04 am 
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It was developed from Ancillotti senior's motocross designs...but I just love the tight little set of linkages down there.

They're still going strong with similar designs, but the early 90s ones were the really weird ones:
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Plans?
Well, it needs stripping and a refurb, rebuild the shock and new stickers as it's had a pretty hard life. Definitely not NOS.
Maybe a different colour, as that would have been custom anyway, and I can't be arsed to polish it like the new ones...I fancy the baby blue that I saw on a slightly later Tomaso DHP one:
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i have a white RS Boxxer with 200mm travel, so in keeping with the 160mm or so that the rear end has. A Marzocchi would keep it more Italian, but Ancillotti don't seem to have been too fussed.
Formula discs?

The Tomaso is pretty extreme for me:
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so the rest of the stuff will probably be a bit more 'enduro' as that's more use to me, so the guide and bashguard may be removed for riding.

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 12, 2018 6:51 am 
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I always wonder with these 'odd' frames - is it a wonderful alternative to the mainstream offerings that reflects the dedication of the small scale builder, paying attention to the details and delivering a product that's both a superior design and superior engineering, because they care and because they own it.

Or, as I sort of expect, if it was better design it would appear under a brand in every outlet within a few months of release as the big boys jump on the concept. My assumption being there may be benefits but if the mass production guys can't make the cost-benefit add up it doesn't go into large scale production.

I do sort of stand by the superior engineering point though, I expect the quality of finish is superb on something like this. Designed to work and keep working.


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 12, 2018 7:10 am 
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Your probably right on a good number of points above, better engineering comes at a price and perhaps the benifits are too small to outweigh the associated cost(s)

Hense why the masses* don’t drive Koenigsegg’s
*okay almost nobody does


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I am so jealous

And I don't ride DH


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 17, 2018 1:40 pm 
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Me neither :roll:

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:facepalm: + :lol:

What a great one liner !


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