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PostPosted: Sun Jan 08, 2012 1:08 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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You Guy's have a lot to answer for Before I found RetroBike I thought my old Girl was nothing more than a expensive old MTB, a memory, a nice old dream. But now I've found you lot ! :twisted: The Dale was put back on the road, I have even got a new job which I've put the Technium back on the road to ride to. And I spend a lot of time trawling Ebay looking for bargains.
And I got one ! I've always loved the Engineering of a Bike and a interesting Bike always interests. And I've always liked the Proflex's.
I found one, poorly listed, and quite local, I put a bid on and won last night.
Me and my little boy went and picked it up this morning to add to my collection. I hope you like it......look what you've turned me into !!!!
Apart from the obvious suspension issues everything works and its been locked up in the guys lockup for years due to him not being able to ride it due to a elbow replacement. I paid £53 for her.
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She'll join my other Girl's 8)
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 08, 2012 1:18 pm 
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Nice bike at a silly price! Congratulations. Looks to be in superb condition!


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 08, 2012 3:19 pm 
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Nice find!.....bargain price too!....you will soon be in double figures!.... :D


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 08, 2012 3:24 pm 
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as a temporary measure you can use these to get your suspension up and running. Work on the front certainly and possibly on the back: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Land-Rover-Di ... 3ef226e7ea


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 08, 2012 3:33 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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I can't thank you enough ! :D


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 08, 2012 4:30 pm 
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i think he went to through a similar process as mine's in terms of cranks and bought those horrible shimano m440. I sandpapered them till bare aluminium but the end result turned out not that great, so i bought an xt. Ill leave them to my next project.
Well!! Great bike you have there, that blue is awesome! btw, is that the result of a destroyed elastometer ?


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 08, 2012 6:59 pm 
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orange71 wrote:
as a temporary measure you can use these to get your suspension up and running. Work on the front certainly and possibly on the back: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Land-Rover-Di ... 3ef226e7ea


This is my 855 with the bushes! It works....

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 08, 2012 10:34 pm 
Gold Trader / MacRetro rider
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Smashing find chap,and an even more smashing price :D I love girvin forks,just so brutal looking 8)
Yeah,shame about the elastomers,but still with the saving made on purchase replacing them with an air shock or something is a little more economical on the bank balance.


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 09, 2012 4:21 am 
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I can thoroughly recommend these guys for service if you are looking for genuine elastomers rather than Land Rover parts...


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 14, 2012 5:59 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Well after fitting some landrover bushes and a coil spring to the back she's ride-able now. It's going to be a bit of a Queen for a while until I decide on a more permanent suspension solution.
Total outlay so far £56.94 :P
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