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PostPosted: Sun Apr 22, 2007 1:45 pm 
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http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&ih=020&sspagename=STRK%3AMEWA%3AIT&viewitem=&item=300104261503&rd=1&rd=1

How does that work then???

I'm figgerin' it uses leading link principle with the existing seatstay brace, but I can't see how you'd attach it at the shock end........

Genius or Daft?

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 22, 2007 6:52 pm 
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might have a punt at that. Have asked him how much to send to uk and which models it'll fit...


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 22, 2007 7:38 pm 
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Yup- do it! I wan't to see how they work! Get his 8 speed ultegra shifters too- must be more than just me with 8speed groupsets!

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 22, 2007 8:54 pm 
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Lysander wrote:
Yup- do it! I wan't to see how they work! Get his 8 speed ultegra shifters too- must be more than just me with 8speed groupsets!

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I'm still using 7 on my road bike. That beast kit looks interesting.


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 23, 2007 11:20 am 
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I did some web trawledge- long travel kits were the first thing that RDS ever sold.......wonder if this is one of them- all the way to US and back! Couldn't get that much more about them, though. Be a good experiment to see a Proflex turned into a Plush Long Travel Ride/Rattling Deathtrap*.

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 23, 2007 11:29 am 
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there was a pictore of one of these kite fitted to a proflex on the id riders/proflex forum


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 27, 2007 7:47 am 
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He photoshopped how it would fit to my bike - he's been very good with his comms - would be great if I could win this after all that!

This is what he said:
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The mechanism takes the shock and makes it into a 4 bar linkage. It does so by adding two linkages above the main swingarm and nestling in the normal seat stays into the small silver L bend. I used it for a year or so and liked having the longer travel. I started working at a bike shop though and so my proflex sadly ( i really wish i'd ended up keeping it) got replaced by an FSR


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 27, 2007 9:31 am 
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Excellent! I thought perhaps the ends would go at the top shock mount, but figgered it made a triangle and therefore rigid geometry- but of course one side of the triangle has the shock, so can change length...d'oh!............had a quick look at the auction, I take it you're 'Orangjusty1971'?- Good luck, I want ter see them work- a classic retro retro-fit part!!

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 27, 2007 10:05 am 
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Ed - for a moment then i thought someone else had a bike set up just like yours!


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 27, 2007 10:42 am 
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Callum was looking for some bits for one of his LTKs for me a while ago... I'll have to get round to chasing him up!
I won't get into a bidding war with ya Mr Orange, but please put in a decent enough bid to win it!


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