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PostPosted: Sun Jul 29, 2007 9:51 am 
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I purchased this frame on the bay thinking i could build it up aqs my first EVER full susp bike. However when completed i came to the realisation that a 20" frame is actually just too big to be comfortable for me.

The frame is a 1999 model year, so not all that retro. The image below is of the same frame but in smaller a size. I can get actual images when i get back to oxfordshire during the week.

The frame is fitted with a fox float RL.

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I am looking to swap it for another full susp XC frame in 16-18" flavour. I dont really know what im looking for exactly, but if any one has anything to offer i shall have a look at it and consider if it "does it" for me.

Cheers

Rob


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 29, 2007 10:11 am 
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Thats real nice.

I have an Epic frame coming in medium that I might be willing to swap for that. if your keen, just yell and I'll let you know.


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 29, 2007 10:33 am 
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Proflex XP-8? Proper retro (1996/7)!

Like this one (but not this one) - real pictures on request.

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 29, 2007 11:26 am 
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I could be interested in more details on the epic.

If any one has any more offers keep em comming.

Cheers

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 29, 2007 6:34 pm 
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how about my proflex 857? size large(about 19 inch centre to top) but it has a low standover.


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 29, 2007 6:46 pm 
retrobike rider / Gold Trader
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I'm afraid i've never been a big fan of proflex.

I think ideally i would love a smaller version of the RM im looking to swap, but they seem a little rare. the one in the photo and the one i own are the only instincts ive ever seen in that colour scheme.


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 29, 2007 7:07 pm 
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also got a 17.5 inch kona kikapu or is that too modern for you? it's the 2006 model in metallic gold with a fox vanilla coil shock. if i had the dosh i would just buy your frame cos i have always liked that design. 8)


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 30, 2007 10:15 pm 
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Ok a little update.

The Rocky Mountain website only goes back to 2003, but below is a link to that years instinct.

http://www.bikes.com/bikes/2003/fsxc/instinct.aspx

The frame i have is the 20.5" version.

I have also taken some pics of my actual frame, appologies over the poor colour of the images, my cameras colour perception seems to be way off.

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The frame is in good condition, a little damage to the chain stays paint from the chain, as is usual on any bike more than 25 minutes old. Other than that a decent polish would bring the paint back to its full deep shine.


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 02, 2007 4:19 pm 
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Bump, frame still available for an interesting swap, I will now also consider a not so interesting swap for some of that oh so dull money stuff.

Cheers for looking.


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 02, 2007 5:04 pm 
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how many oh so dull pounds do you want?


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