Ok, sorry chaps been off the radar for a bit, sadly work has been getting in the way of things once again, anyway new project arrived the other day. As a few of you know I have a bit of a Proflex addiction, so when a kind Retrobiker eluded to having this beauty (Many thanks Explosif27) and that he was willing to let me take up ownership, what could I do?
Anyway it's a Proflex XP8 circa 1996 (I think) Size 18" Frame (Proflex sizing) fitted with Black Girvin forks. Very clean frame & forks, some slight patina and fade in the paint, and some very melted elastomers.
Yesterday I stripped the elastomers out and rebuilt the front and rear shocks with spring units. Simple modification which works really well and saves a wad of cash on buying a Noleen or Risse shock unit.
The frame will get a clean up over next few days. Then some funky wheels and maybe a sprinkle of Shimano 739 to keep me stopping and shifting ok.
Have a look, thoughts and opinions please,
"Would anyone else rather be doing something other than marching up and down the square????"