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 Post subject: Proflex 857 project
PostPosted: Sun Sep 30, 2012 8:40 pm 
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Hi all,

new here, I've recently acquired an old Proflex 857 from my mate who's relocating.
I'm not sure whether to keep it and build it up or pass it on to someone who'll appreciate it more than me.

It's got some interesting bits on, notably a disc brake mount which I'm told was made at Hope as an employee there had it before my mate bought it.

Anyway I'm in the process of stripping and cleaning it, so just thought I'd share it with you all and see what you think!


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 30, 2012 8:41 pm 
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I'll get some more pics up when it's clean!


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 30, 2012 9:45 pm 
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looks very interesting
build it ride it ,enjoy , get it out with the local retrobike crew , guaranteed a good day out

fill in your details in the profile bit too


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 30, 2012 11:40 pm 
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interesting frame. I like it.


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 01, 2012 1:11 am 
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did the 857 originally have the carbon rear end?

anyway, it looks like it's been built well with some nice bits


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2012 8:49 pm 
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Nice bike! But why does everone change the crosslink for another fork?? Is it such a bad fork?? I've had one and i loved it!


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2012 9:44 pm 
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dalecooper wrote:
Nice bike! But why does everone change the crosslink for another fork?? Is it such a bad fork?? I've had one and i loved it!


They flex so much!


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 Post subject: noleen
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Location: over here...inside the depth of your mind
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 05, 2012 6:30 pm 
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 05, 2012 8:12 pm 
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Agreed...the vectors/cross links are awesome..

Nice bike...a way big 857..I have the exact same one.


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