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 Post subject: WTD: proflex, K2
PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2007 4:39 pm 
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proflex 856, 857, 956, 957 frames, bikes... what have you got

anything considered, I've cracked my 856's swingarm! :(

must be good condition, pics too please


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 Post subject: as a follow up...
PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2007 4:46 pm 
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ooh, also wanted to say that I'm thinking about the one DaveH has posted here... wondering what else was around first?..
... medium would be ideal


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2007 5:04 pm 
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Hi - I see you've found ID Riders.com/proflex already - have you asked them yet if anybody's got anything spare? I saw your thread around the broken swingarm... there is a thread around there I recall recently telling you how to get it welded - though I suppose that might cost more than a replacement frame. I'll see if I can dig out the thread.

I think I want to keep hold of all of mine for the time being - sorry... but they do come up on Ebay quite often. Frames usually £50-80 for the 855/856/857), depending on condition etc.

good luck anyway


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2007 5:10 pm 
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here's the text of the thread:

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« Reply #67 on: Mar 22nd, 2007, 9:38pm » Quote | Modify

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Hi All,

New to the forum so forgive any mistakes!

I'm in the process of re-doing my 855. During this process I noticed that I had a crack in the pivot point clamp on the alu swing arm. I have got as far as a 2007 LX group set, girvin expert forks, spin tri-spoke wheels and am looking at a risse rear shock upgrade. However this crack has brought a halt to the whole thing.

If anyone has a swing arm that will fit an 855 or a complete frame set if you don't want to seperate I would love to hear as I don't want to give up on this bike!

Here's hoping, thanks.
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Re: 855 Swing Arm
« Reply #68 on: Mar 22nd, 2007, 11:03pm » Quote | Modify

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on Mar 22nd, 2007, 9:38pm, blunty wrote:Hi All,

New to the forum so forgive any mistakes!

I'm in the process of re-doing my 855. During this process I noticed that I had a crack in the pivot point clamp on the alu swing arm. I have got as far as a 2007 LX group set, girvin expert forks, spin tri-spoke wheels and am looking at a risse rear shock upgrade. However this crack has brought a halt to the whole thing.

If anyone has a swing arm that will fit an 855 or a complete frame set if you don't want to seperate I would love to hear as I don't want to give up on this bike!

Here's hoping, thanks.

Ask around for a competant welder. He (or she) can groove, cold weld with 5356 filler and let sit for a week.

You could have a sleeve mandrel turned to fit inside the hole as a backing, then the welder can weld against it. Drive it out and presto, let it sit for a week.

Terry


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2007 9:41 pm 
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you seen JeffHops?


http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=9461


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2007 10:27 pm 
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Yes I contacted Jeff, and was in the process of making him an offer, now he's disappeared! I've emailed him twice!
this isn't going well!! :(


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2007 10:29 pm 
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he was around earlier today - was tempted myself, but frame too small really. Let me know how you get on...

have you PM'd him or emailed him - I have his actual email address if you'd like it


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 19, 2007 9:27 am 
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orange71, that would be great

thanks


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 Post subject: Re: WTD: proflex, K2
PostPosted: Thu Apr 19, 2007 1:37 pm 
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bohngy wrote:
anything considered, I've cracked my 856's swingarm!


If you get a new frame I'm looking for an ODS for my 857!


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 19, 2007 1:43 pm 
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Kev - I've got a leaky NR-2 - you can have it for free. Will need a service though.... it's like a pogo at the moment (all spring no damping!!).


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