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PostPosted: Wed Dec 07, 2011 8:59 pm 
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Picture at Retro bash a few years back. It is now snug in the loft waiting for a bit more space to rebuild. Manage to get a bearing and bush rebuild kit for forks and frame and few months back.


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Here's my 855! Working on it at the moment!

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i miss my proflex (97 beast) :(

i have a beast front end (same as kneedowndeans) in the loft that may get sorted at some point.


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Is the beast front end compatible with the 8 series (I think) carbon rear end? If so, wanna sell it? I have a carbon rear end sitting here as a bling-ornament.


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I am working on a beast at the moment too


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Got any pics? Would like to see if the carbon rear end could be botched onto one :)

I guess what I'm asking is, is the swingarm pivot forward of, or rearward of the seat tube?

<edit> Ahh, should have read the whole post then I'd know the answer is 'no' - Doh!


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 12, 2011 12:10 am 
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In answer to your question - no the beast front end is not compatible with the carbon rear. Beasts have pivots behind the seat tube, carbons ahead of it.


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Just wondering what the relative merits are of the pivot point moving about ? Seems Proflex couldn't make up its mind as early bikes 2's had it just forward of the BB then it went behind with the 5/6's then back in front again on the 7's.


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 12, 2011 8:51 am 
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I don't think it's that straightforward.

I'm building a 656 at the mo, with the pivot forward of the seat tube, but not forward enough to allow mounting of the longer carbon rear end. Perhaps if I wanted a 'limo-flex' it might work. Nice relaxed handling with a 2.5" longer wheelbase... :wink:


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Could be an interesting Proflex Dragbike. Strap on some mini jet turbines and slick tyres and you're good to go !


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