Still worked when I took it out for a ride today...
Yeah but anoraks "work"
That bit was just a reply to the people who'd say that they were 'orrible flexy things that didn't
work... I'm guessing plenty of people assume they don't without having ridden one, or at least one of the later ones anyway (I've not tried the earlier ones, so can't comment there).
Like Russel's just said though (& as I said on the debate about the Manitou FS!), whether things work is largely irrelevant to whether they're cool or not!
The reason they're cool (for me) is that when I was 15, I saw an 856 & wanted one for 10 years after that day! They were different, nicely made, really light, & looked ace in bright red with the polished box section swingarm & Vectors! I'd always argue that you can't define what makes something cool though - proflexes just do it for me, & if it was the same for everyone, I'd probably class em as uncool because they were too common.
Ride slow for FeAR of FLYiNG PAST dReAMS
Fat Buckshaver, SC Heckler, Prof 856, Orange P7