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PostPosted: Mon Sep 04, 2006 9:20 am 
B.o.T.Y. Winner / Gold Trader
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Now I know that the 550 was the only steel FS /version in 1991 but it had a blue flexstem & rear triangle to match the decals, not red/salmon like this one which makes me think it was a 750 with a warranty replacment main triangle (cos the alu ones usually snapped)

proflex 550 /750 :?:

Still a nice little bike though :wink:


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 04, 2006 10:48 am 
Mr Darcy
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That is weird :?

Frame and forks deffo from 550.
Swingarm is a 750. Flexstem quill section is from 550, extension and bar clamp section from a 750. This colour was not available aftermarket, and deffo not in steel topped quill.

Component mix is no way original. Suntour and Shimano never got mixed as I was informed Shimano would refuse to supply part gruppos to OEMs.

Certainly weighed a bit too...


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 04, 2006 5:28 pm 
B.o.T.Y. Winner / Gold Trader
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Do you think this is one them cut-and-shut mountain bikes :lol:


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Mr Darcy
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dunno. heard about em. How can you tell?
try kicking the tyre, that should work


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 04, 2006 10:47 pm 
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Ohh the colour....
Whats that like Salmon!!!
J


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 05, 2006 9:46 am 
B.o.T.Y. Winner / Gold Trader
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jonrock wrote:
Ohh the colour....
Whats that like Salmon!!!
J

Ahem .... whats up with salmon :arrow:

Image

Actually these faded really bad , like a red ford sierra :lol:


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