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PostPosted: Wed Jul 13, 2011 8:17 pm 
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Thanks Ally,

Agreed on the vbrakes functionally they are WAY better. I just dont like how they leave an empty aligner on the fork and an empty hole in the seattube..they come of as an obvious late production run after thought IMO


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 13, 2011 8:50 pm 
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Have you any news on those Risse shocks?


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 13, 2011 9:32 pm 
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34henry3w wrote:
gtRTSdh wrote:
risse shocks, please elaborate? my small 957's rear noleen has zero damping?


http://www.risseracing.com/proflex.shtml

If you call them on the phone they will offer you a discount if you buy multiple shocks. They quoted me $650 for 4 shocks for both bikes..(normally $800 for 4 if bought separately)

On another note my girlfriend has promissed to try and get taller. I am also making her watch this video repeatedly:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kYst7eC83S0

bookmarked it :) I see one of the rear shocks will fit my bike. :P Thanks.

I remember when Proflex first was rolled-out in my area. I was mesmerized by it at the bike shop.


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 13, 2011 11:23 pm 
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Yo 34henry - if you are going Risse, I'd love the opportunity to buy the factory shocks off the 856 for mine... Let me know by pm or aardvarkash10 at yahoo dot co dot nz.

Cheers!

PS - I have the 856 and 857 as well, but in much more used condition and in the purple/blue colourway. Love them both!


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 15, 2011 8:09 pm 
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jimihendrix wrote:
Nice bikes but the medium still looks a bit big for someone at 5'6"

Always remember Proflex's being big for their size, 16" more like an 18" etc, even the early ones.


Stop it! You're taking away his excuse to buy another Pro-Flex!!
:D :wink:


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 16, 2011 5:26 am 
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Hey Rob,

Too late n not getting another one!

Silver 1996 Way Big 856. Totally stock (minus front wheel) down to the tires and melted elastomers. MINT condition other than that..look at that concor saddle..not a mark!

So now I need 6 risse shocks... :shock:..although I'll be keeping all the stock parts..sorry Ardvark.


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 16, 2011 9:46 am 
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grrrrr. How can I horde parts when you are hording them??? Ah well, no biggie - a Kuwahara and two Cannondales to finish first...

Great looking Way Big - nice to see the Pro Flex bikes getting some loving!


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 Post subject: Re: PROFLEX INFESTATION!
PostPosted: Wed May 02, 2012 7:10 pm 
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34henry3w wrote:
Im sick..I just bought an NOS way big 857..and then this near new medium 856 came up on ebay...(I am 6'7'')

But wait..my girlfriend is 5'6''.....sold!!

Both of these bikes will be soon be getting risse genesisis front and rear. The 856 will be put back to stock with 800 xrays, diacompe pc7s and lx cantis..the vbrakes just dont look right IMO..

http://www.risseracing.com/proflex.shtml

My friend, I've been told that carbon frames shouldn' t be sanded before painting because the carbon could be damaged. How did your painter removed the old painting before applying the white primer.


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