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PostPosted: Wed Mar 13, 2019 9:56 pm 
B.o.T.Y. Winner / Gold Trader
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So I have had this for a while.

Bought It as a Frame and fork on a whim when I had some spare cash in the paypal account, I knew it needed some Love and Care but these were the bikes of dreams as a kid and I had to own the dream, I seem to remember these were £1500 new back then

My intension was to see to any rust issues and throw some spares bucket parts on it and use as a classy hack. so off it went to my frame guy for his professional opinion...

few days later it was back in my possesion, repaired and ready to be built up :)

BUT........... nearly 3 years later :facepalm: I had finally found the time to build it up with some excess Deore XT and took it for a spin to see how it rides and get some photos.

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Not sure this fits in with the rest of my retro rides but glad its built up


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 13, 2019 10:00 pm 
Gold Trader / MacRetro rider
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I like that :)
I've a 1991 Proflex, not sure where it fits in either, but it's still here, so I must like it! :lol:


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 14, 2019 3:08 pm 
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Nice bike & nice to see one been ridden for a change instead of all the wall hangers, Clifford's Tower in the background to boot! 8)


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 14, 2019 6:46 pm 
B.o.T.Y. Winner / Gold Trader
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Graham_hkr wrote:
Nice bike & nice to see one been ridden for a change instead of all the wall hangers, Clifford's Tower in the background to boot! 8)


I'm quite guilty of wall hanger builds normally but I feel this one just needed building in a way that suits the Frame .... Used well :lol:


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 14, 2019 7:16 pm 
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retrobikeguy wrote:
I feel this one just needed building in a way that suits the Frame .... Used well :lol:

My sentiments exactly.. :wink:


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 14, 2019 10:53 pm 
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Yes, nice to see it being ridden!

These were £1400 and not easy to sell at that price. Actual bike spec was also a little different to catalogue spec. I still have the 1990 Offroad catalogue.


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 15, 2019 3:04 pm 
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Graham_hkr wrote:
Clifford's Tower in the background to boot! 8)


The narrowest parking spaces in the world!!


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 15, 2019 7:54 pm 
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Neilios wrote:
Graham_hkr wrote:
Clifford's Tower in the background to boot! 8)


The narrowest parking spaces in the world!!


And the most expensive!!


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 15, 2019 8:27 pm 
B.o.T.Y. Winner / Gold Trader
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:lol: You all sound like old Yorkshire folk


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 15, 2019 8:40 pm 
Old School GrandMaster | Rider
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Looks great, really like Proflex bikes. I have had a couple of newer ones, would like to own one of the early ones one day :)

Mark


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