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PostPosted: Sat Dec 05, 2020 7:08 pm 
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Just bought this and not sure what model it is?

Proflex Animal obviously but it has a carbon swing arm ? All the other I can see are alloy.

The forks are also carbon and can’t find much info on them either.

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 05, 2020 10:47 pm 
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I believe the carbon bits are from this below. Rather posh.

I can only assume that a previous owner has pimp'd it up.

Nowt wrong with the animal though.


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 05, 2020 10:55 pm 
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So maybe it’s a bit of a Frankenstein then. That would make sense I guess as I can’t find any with carbon arm.


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 05, 2020 11:01 pm 
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Hi, theres a Proflex catalogue in the forum Archive section I believe, yours is probably a 1996. I'm not sure if the carbon Girvin Crosslink forks were original, they're likely an upgrade, a good one though :D
Theres a very helpful Proflex Owners group on Facebook too, worth joining there for some more info.


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 05, 2020 11:03 pm 
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Forks are Noleen/ Girvin Carbon Crosslinks, Carbon rear swing arm appears on a Proflex 857 onwards. ( I have an 857 in red). Looks like an 857 but a special edition Animal paint. Don't question what it is, just revel in it's loveliness 8)


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 05, 2020 11:34 pm 
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Yep, Animal with upgraded swingarm and forks.

Was watching this also, you got it for a good price in the end. If all the linkages on the forks are ok you should get your money back on just the forks wheels and crank :xmas-cool:


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 05, 2020 11:35 pm 
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That's the one off eBay, had my eye on it too .

Good buy that is...


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 05, 2020 11:39 pm 
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d8mok wrote:
Just bought this and not sure what model it is?

Proflex Animal obviously but it has a carbon swing arm ? All the other I can see are alloy.

The forks are also carbon and can’t find much info on them either.

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If and when you sell the forks im interested definitely. Been looking for a good pair for months.
Was tempted by some In the US, but couldn't trust the seller. Much rather buy from trusted source...


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 05, 2020 11:50 pm 
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Im really surprised it went so cheaply. Especially since the chainset, wheels and forks are really sweet.

Goes to show that now and again there is bargains to be had even on eBay!


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 06, 2020 10:07 am 
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Magpiegifts wrote:
d8mok wrote:
Just bought this and not sure what model it is?

Proflex Animal obviously but it has a carbon swing arm ? All the other I can see are alloy.

The forks are also carbon and can’t find much info on them either.

Image

If and when you sell the forks im interested definitely. Been looking for a good pair for months.
Was tempted by some In the US, but couldn't trust the seller. Much rather buy from trusted source...


Yes it will be split up later today. Plan was to eBay most parts but if you want to chat about the fork drop me a pm


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