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PostPosted: Sat Apr 21, 2012 8:33 pm 
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Right, finally finished one of my Proflexes. Unashamedly a rider, I decided to leave the paint exactly as I bought it; a nice blue to grey fade (originally red). Some nice gear on it notwithstanding and I'm looking forward to giving it a thrash next weekend.

Here we are anyway:

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Frame: Proflex 856

Fork: Girvin Crosslink Elite

Headset: King NoThreadset
Stem: Pace RC-45
Handlebar: Titec Bontrager Ti
Grips: Ati Mushroom
Barends: None

Brakes: Magura HS 33 Sky
Brake Pads: Magura Black
Brake Cables: Magura Hydraulic
Cantilever cable hangers: None
Brake Levers: Magura

Shifters: Shimano Deore XT M739
Front Derailleur: Shimano Deore XT M739
Rear Derailleur: Shimano Deore XT M737
Derailleur Cables: Shimano
Cassette: Shimano Deore XT M737
Chain: Sachs PC-61
Cranks: Shimano Deore XT M737
Crank Bolts: Middleburn
Chainrings: Shimano Deore XT
Chainring bolts: Shimano
Bottom Bracket: Shimano UN71
Pedals: Shimano PD-M535

Hub Skewers: Shimano
Rims: Specialized Z-21 Pro
Hubs: Shimano Deore XT M737
Nipples: Something
Spokes: Something
Tyres: Panaracer Smoke Lite
Tubes: Continental

Saddle: Flite
Seatpost: Ringle Moby
Seatpost Binder: Proflex

Weight: 27lb


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 22, 2012 12:25 am 
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Nice Proflex :D I am having fun assembling mine this weekend :)


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 23, 2012 12:36 pm 
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I've just bought an 856 frame and forks myself, seems to be in nice original condition, loving the lockout feature on front and rear suspension, can't seem to turn it off though haha, pesky elastomers, seemed like a good idea back in the day!!!! Needs some of those gold cable ferrules as well, bet they aren't an easy find, cross links looking good on yours, far better than the elastomer equipped forks.


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 23, 2012 2:24 pm 
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That looks awesome! Really fancy building up an old pro-flex to go with my modern one.


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PostPosted: Mon May 07, 2012 10:18 pm 
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Bump for completion report :D


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PostPosted: Mon May 07, 2012 10:23 pm 
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:D

just loving this 1997 section tonight

what a proflex, well done. Would love to see some muddy pics now. :lol:


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PostPosted: Tue May 08, 2012 8:41 am 
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Very nice indeed, loving 856's right now :D


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PostPosted: Tue May 08, 2012 11:01 pm 
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passiflora wrote:
Would love to see some muddy pics now. :lol:


Your wish is my command. Nice early evening blat; came back rather dirty and very wet with deep Cheshire mud followed by a couple of water splashes. I suppose it cleaned things up a little bit. No time to clean properly tonight so it got a quick chain bath and relube ready for tomorrow as I've decided to try the commute with it.

Good times :D

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