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 Post subject: Proflex Animal 1996
PostPosted: Wed May 30, 2007 8:55 am 

Joined: Mon May 28, 2007 10:08 pm
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Location: S.West England
I have been an MTB rider since 1992, started off riding a rigid calipered £200 worth of something. Got completely hooked so purchased in 94 a Caloi frame and built my own bike. I got addicted even more started driving all weekend to find new hills, have done most of England, but my biggest achievement is I have snowboarded the kamikaze in Mammoth California. In 1996 I purchased a Pro-flex Animal, loved it too death. Unfortunately needed cash to do things so had to sale everything that was worth anything. Now I'm at an age when I can do what I want again, so when my local dealer came up with an animal frame I said yes with the intention to rebuild as original as possible. I have found on most spec sheets that the hubs are not mentioned for the 1996 model, as it ran XT bits does this mean the hubs were also XT.

If you can give me any useful sights for information and purchasing I would be very grateful.
Or you have bits for sale, that would also be useful.


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PostPosted: Wed May 30, 2007 10:02 am 
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Hi, glad you made it over here from ID Riders!

This is what my 1996 brochure shows, assuming I have correct Animal:


Also this, from here: ... &Year=1996

Unfortunately doesn't have hub...

ProFlex Animal 1996


BB Shell Width: 68mm English

BB Spindle Length: 110 mm

Bicycle Type: mountain bike, front & rear suspension

Bottom Bracket: Shimano BB-UN51, 110 mm spindle

Brake Levers: Magura Hydrostop

Brakeset: Magura Hydraulic HS22 brakes, Magura Hydrostop levers

Chain: Sachs SC40, 1/2 x 3/32"

Chain Size: 1/2 x 3/32"

Chainrings: 22/32/42

Chainstay Length: 42.2cm

Colors: yellow/blue

Component Group: Shimano Deore XT

Crankset: Sugino Impel 500, 22/32/42 teeth

Fork Brand & Model: Girvin AL MCU

Fork Crown: Girvin Linkage

Fork Material: aluminum, ovalized, Girvin Linkage crown

Fork Rake: 4.45cm

Fork Travel:

Frame Angles: 71.0 head, 74.0 seat

Frame Construction: welded aluminum

Frame Tubing Material: 7000 aluminum, double-butted w/aluminum swingarm

Front Brake: Magura Hydraulic HS22

Front Brake Lever: Magura Hydrostop

Front Derailleur: Shimano Deore XT, bottom-pull

Front Derailleur Type: bottom-pull

Handlebar: Hsin Lung alloy

Handlebar Extensions: Girvin alloy

Handlebar Stem: Girvin Forged

Head Tube Angle: 71.0

Headset: 1 1/8" Dia-Compe Kontak Aheadset AL

Headset Diameter: 1 1/8"

Hub Front:

Hub Rear:


Largest Rear Cog: 28

Num Rear Cogs: 8-speed

Pedals: Ritchey Logic (clipless)

Rear Brake: Magura Hydraulic HS22

Rear Brake Lever: Magura Hydrostop

Rear Cogs: 8-speed, 11 - 28 teeth

Rear Derailleur: Shimano Deore XT SGS

Rear Shock: Girvin MCU, 3.5" travel

Rear Shock Travel: 3.5" travel

Rim Front: Mavic 221

Rim Rear: Mavic 221

Rims: Mavic 221, 32-hole

Saddle: Selle San Marco Concor Lite

Seat Post Diameter: 27.2 mm

Seat Tube Angle: 74.0

Seatpost: Kalloy SP-258, 27.2 mm diameter

Shift Levers: Grip Shift SRT-800 X-Ray

Sizes: 14", 16", 18", 20"

Smallest Rear Cog: 11

Spoke Brand: DT Competition stainless steel, 1.8mm double butted

Spoke Gauge: 1.8mm

Spoke Holes: 32-hole

Spoke Material: stainless steel

Spoke Nipples: alloy nipples

Spoke Type: double butted

Sugg Retail: 1999.00

Tire Front: WTB VelociRaptor kevlar

Tire Rear: WTB VelociRaptor kevlar

Tire Size Front: 26 x 2.10"

Tire Size Rear: 26 x 2.10"

Tires: 26 x 2.10" WTB VelociRaptor kevlar

Top Tube Length: 57.9cm

Weight: 26.2

Wheelbase: 42.4"


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PostPosted: Wed May 30, 2007 1:28 pm 
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Location: Aberdeen, Scotland
Looks like LX hubs were standard.
HED wheels optional ( 8) ).

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