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  • Premier Icon mikewsmith
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    http://www.ebay.com/itm/VINTAGE-MOUNTAIN-BIKE-MTB-DOWN-HILL-AMP-/290953825965

    VINTAGE MOUNTAIN BIKE – DOWN HILL

    PROBLY SINGLE COPY IN THE WORLD .

    Unique prototype model built by Verlicchi (bologna italy) chassis (chassis supplier for ducati racing), MUSEUM PIECE OR FOR TOP COLLECTORS.
    frame and swingarm handmade by master craftsman.
    probly single copy in the world.

    What do we reckon then?

    Premier Icon kiwijohn
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    Do it.
    You know you want to.

    Premier Icon JoeG
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    The frame reminds me a bit of a Mountain Cycles San Andreas; two halves shaped and formed then welded together. But I don’t see anything that makes the ebay prototype really desirable, except to a Verlicchi or Ducati collector.

    Most desirable retro bikes were early models from builders/companies that went on to success later. Team replicas or actual bikes that were ridden by successful racers also appeal to some. The same with an innovative bike that introduced a new design or feature, but may not have been successful as either the technology or the market wasn’t quite ready at the time. And still other old bikes were ones that we lusted after, but we didn’t buy or couldn’t afford.

    I don’t see the one on ebay checking any of those boxes. Rare does not necessarily equal desirable.

    Premier Icon oldnpastit
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    US $3,950.00

    😯

    Seriously, would you trust a seller who let his lawn get in that state?

    The bike also appears to have a milk carton in the bottle cage.

    fasthaggis
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    OMG amp forks!, I am out. 😯

    It has discs ,is that now young retro?

    🙂

    walleater
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    The price is hilarious but Verlicchi made many of the early suspension frames (Iron Horse, Kona, Diamond Back etc) and had World Champ wins:

    haggis1978
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    now i like my old retro MTBs but that is gopping! and dont even get me started on the milk bottled in the bottle cage!

    Premier Icon stevied
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    Was it welded by some half-drunk monkey? Damn, that’s ugly…

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