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Old 07-18-12, 01:51 PM
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^ that looks more like a step thru frame w/ an extra set of chainstays.. seems kinda odd to do it like that
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Old 07-18-12, 03:23 PM
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Put this together a while ago:



Racing vintage class at the keyesville classic:



It cleaned up nice:









The original Craigslist find:

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Old 07-18-12, 03:29 PM
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A nice pair. Currently collecting parts for the black 83...

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Old 07-18-12, 07:20 PM
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Originally Posted by Aemmer
Put this together a while ago:


i like what you did with this base.. i have a pair of those bar ends lol kinda funky looking but pretty light
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I'll play. Bought the frame (and the rigid "Pepperoni" fork") in the early 90s, and it has gone through a few rebuilds since then. This is the latest incarnation.

At the moment, I have slicks and lights mounted and it serves in my night time club rides.

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New project : Rudy Project



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Most recent pic of my Yo

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Varioius states of disrepair

I'm not very discriminating when it comes to old mtbs, if its a butted frame and cheap I'll get it. I have all but the red Univega Alpina Pro, but except for the 83 Stumpy which I bought new(shown with BOB,which I really don't like, and pool supplies, ) they are down to the frames and parts bin. Bianchi griz, Pug canyon express and urban express(nice duo), trek 830 antelope, diamondback as found(I like this color, sort of peachy). the Sierra is on loan to my 14yr old nephew built as city 7speed(pics to come). Some of the frames share wheels for pics. So, lots of fun projects ahead as time permits! Oh yeah, sorry for the cut off and nd side pics of the stumpy.

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Wow Elev12k, that's unreal! Great photo too!
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Originally Posted by calstar
I'm not very discriminating when it comes to old mtbs, if its a butted frame and cheap I'll get it. I have all but the red Univega Alpina Pro, but except for the 83 Stumpy which I bought new(shown with BOB,which I really don't like, and pool supplies, ) they are down to the frames and parts bin. Bianchi griz, Pug canyon express and urban express(nice duo), trek 830 antelope, dimondback(I like this color, sort of peachy). the Sierra is on loan to my 14yr old nephew built as city 7speed(pics to come). Some of the frames share wheels for pics. So, lots of fun projects ahead as time permits! Oh yeah, sorry for the cut off and nd side pics of the stumpy.

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I like the little Diamondback, looks like my size
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Originally Posted by Chris_in_Miami
I like the little Diamondback, looks like my size
You need the 18" Stumpjumper frame I've got. Since you've bought from me before, I'd try and make you a deal.
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Originally Posted by Elev12k
New project : Rudy Project


Stunning! Melvin, I do believe you have the coolest bike collection of anyone I know. Where DO you find all of them? :-)
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i dont normally like suspension bikes but that Rudy looks pretty RUDE
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Thanks. Rude Rudy was built by the Italian manufacturer Verlicchi. Rider Dave Cullinan piloted his Verlicchi, a frame similar to this one, to the UCI Downhill world title in Bromont in 1992. It was the 1st full suspension bike to win a world title. Verlicchi supplied downhill frames to several brands: Iron Horse, Kona, Diamond Back, Batavus and more. They also built the quirky 'boom tube' hardtails for the Swiss company S-bike.

The Verlicchi downhill frame was developed in close cooperation with Marzocchi. Both companies had a background in motorcycles: Verlicchi with frames, Marzocchi as suspension specialist.

Swing with Marzocchi damper unit >>>


About 3.5" travel at the rear axle.

The Marzocchi XC400 hydrolic forks >>

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Neglected to add these to this particular pot of Mulligan Stew...





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Originally Posted by Elev12k
New project : Rudy Project



Originally Posted by frantik
i dont normally like suspension bikes but that Rudy looks pretty RUDE
I am with him. I'm a hardtail guy but this is hot.
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Interesting - what year is this Bridgestone? I thought all the MB series were level top tubes. Is it just an extremely small frame? Love the fork on that bike.
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Originally Posted by Elev12k
Most recent pic of my Yo

Awesome paint combo and that location lets the color pop out of the picture.
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Originally Posted by blilrat
Interesting - what year is this Bridgestone? I thought all the MB series were level top tubes. Is it just an extremely small frame? Love the fork on that bike.
It's a '93 -- '93 graphics, but '94 spec. 39cm frame size. All original, < 50 miles, have the OEM Ritchey Alphabite 1.95 tires with nubs still on them and the original MKS pedals.
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Originally Posted by realestvin7
You need the 18" Stumpjumper frame I've got. Since you've bought from me before, I'd try and make you a deal.
Thanks, but I'm leaning towards something with slightly more lively geometry now (and a touch bigger than your Stumpjumper.)
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Originally Posted by blilrat
Awesome paint combo and that location lets the color pop out of the picture.
Thx for the kind words. The paint is called Aquamarine fade or Aquafade. With the many clears the paint still has a very deep gloss after all those years. First class Serotta quality.
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Originally Posted by thirdgenbird
I am with him. I'm a hardtail guy but this is hot.
'Rude Rudy' is not my first Verlicchi. I already have a Verlicchi and I covered many enjoyable miles with it. Here the proof:



A slightly younger model (circa 1996) with Sachs Quarz gruppo. There are many close up pictures available under this link >>> go here for my 1st Verlicchi

On the Retrobike forums I've started a thread with scans of reviews, advertisements and other articles. View them here >> a lot Verlicchi content - enjoy

Rude Rudy is an Italian Stallion in its purest form.
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Is that the one from mp mel? There's an add up for one in the hague.. Tempting!
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I do not know whether it is 'that one', but I acquired it through Mp a couple weeks ago. Located near Rotterdam. I've taken a look, but I don't find one near The Hague.
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Here's the Haro I have been working on. I might still install the red ano Race Face crank someday, but the Alivio FD and crank provides some super smooth shifts for the time being. After one ride through the apt. complex hills I can tell all the rave reviews on mtbr are true. One of the smoothest riding bikes I've ever ridden, it honestly feels like it has a rear suspension when riding off of curbs, etc. It climbs nicer than my newish P-1 all mountain, even with a 28T big rear gear. (Vs the 11-32 on the P-1)It's 3x8 right now, with a 42/32/22 front and 11-28 rear. It also weighs in about 3.5 pounds less than the P-1, which doesn't hurt in the climbing dept. I bet. It's 28.04 with the B.17. LOVE it, battle scars and all!,,,,BD

The Haro Escape. I have no idea what level of Escape it was. No indications on the frame other than a Kinesis decal. I built it from a bare frame.



The P-1 in it's current state. I may sell it soon to fund my temporary unemployment. It will probably be up for sale in the next few weeks..

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