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PostPosted: Tue Apr 05, 2011 8:28 pm 
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After seeing all the mirror polished bikes, I thought I had better give mine a clean.

First three
96/97 GT RTS 2 (DH?) - 28lb
newly aquired 97 proflex 957 - 26lb - 27lb with dropper post
My old bike passed on to the Mrs, cheap but strong ally frame great geometry.

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Proflex 957 Before:

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After new shocks and everything else:

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And now finally finished, I think:

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This is my Xizang, a 16" '92 U-brake model, I think this small size is quite rare as older bikes all seem to be quite large, not as shiny as some, but I'm not much into polishing!!! I'm experimenting with V-brake levers for the U-brake.

Before:

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And now, finally complete, 10Kg/22lb as pictured.

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1997 Marin MT Vision, bought the frame and fork to use up all my spares, all I had to buy was tyres, shifters, grips, bottom bracket and cranks (birthday present from BF), weighs in around 29lbs, my I don't care bike, use it in the rain and the mud and not too worried and crashing it.

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NOS 2008 Trek 1.9 Alpha Triple 19lbs

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Some fancy lightweight Ti skewers, (I realised that if I'm carrying a tube I'm also carrying allen keys so QR's not needed)

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 06, 2011 6:09 am 
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hi
love that pro flex.
roy


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 06, 2011 12:27 pm 
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I like the GT with the alu made rear end.
Your wife likes the handlebar higher than the saddle, mine likes it the same way, i hate it.


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 06, 2011 2:54 pm 
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Retro_Roy wrote:
hi
love that pro flex.
roy


Thanks, needs a new everything though and the rear shock rebuilding, getting quote's as we speak. . .

Ironv6 wrote:
I like the GT with the alu made rear end.
Your wife likes the handlebar higher than the saddle, mine likes it the same way, i hate it.


Thanks I always wanted an RTS, it rides very well. The Mrs like the 'sit up and beg' position, more confortable for them.


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 23, 2011 11:37 am 
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Just a little update, I've got all the parts to build the proflex with and have a puncture fixed. I binned it's old seat as it was ripped and forgot to weigh it, but the old post weighed 310g and the new post/saddle combo 400g!!! so that alone has probably saved 200g on it's own, although I've no intention of building down to a light weight spec I was amazed by this!


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PostPosted: Sat May 26, 2012 12:42 pm 
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Look what arrived in the post today!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Brand Spanking new!!

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PostPosted: Tue May 29, 2012 3:26 pm 
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gtRTSdh wrote:
Look what arrived in the post today!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Brand Spanking new!!


I'm jealous!! You have a beautiful 957 :D


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PostPosted: Tue May 29, 2012 4:30 pm 
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gtRTSdh wrote:
Look what arrived in the post today!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Brand Spanking new!!

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Every proflex's viagra


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PostPosted: Tue May 29, 2012 6:43 pm 
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bwhsh8r wrote:
gtRTSdh wrote:
Look what arrived in the post today!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Brand Spanking new!!


I'm jealous!! You have a beautiful 957 :D


Thanks!! although it's still missing it's pedals because the road bike pedals haven't turned up!!!!


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PostPosted: Thu May 31, 2012 9:24 pm 
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Am liking the bikes,both gt's look the nuts!
I was thinking about putting magura's(raceline on my 93 rts-1) the yellow on them would look good with the yellow/black decals.


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