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PostPosted: Wed Dec 19, 2012 8:06 am 
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Hi Guys,

I just got this for my girlfriend and am stoked! It is super mint, 100% stock down to the onza pedals and needs basically nothing but elastomers which I have sourced (See my 854 build thread in my signature). The guy wrote and asked me if he could have some more time to deliver as he lived in new jersey and his entire town was destroyed by sandy!..I said no problem. It arrived unharmed!


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 19, 2012 8:08 am 
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 19, 2012 12:25 pm 
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Suitable for a girl i guess. No big fan of Pro Flex, but this one looks solid, original and cool. Front tyre is in wrong direction ;)


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 19, 2012 1:01 pm 
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Dude has that ever been ridden :lol: looks stunning .

Cheers Paul


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 19, 2012 1:08 pm 
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I noticed the tire too. Those pics taken by previous owner. Also noticed the hubs aren't catologue spec but the rims are.. So it did leave the factory that way.

I'm actually probably the biggest critic of proflex, but I admire them as they where a small company led by a guy that tried to do things different... Which led to their demise. Given the drastic year by year improvement leading up to the x57, I have no doubt that had they not been bought out and destroyed by k2 they would have adapted and would still be here...

Anyway back to the bike..It probably was ridden.. Twice?


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 19, 2012 6:10 pm 
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Wow... Looks very tidy...

Not much scope to adjust the seatpost!


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 22, 2012 8:10 pm 
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Has the rear elastomer perished? :( Other wise great find! :lol:


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 23, 2012 12:10 am 
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Cool looking bike, but those rear elastomers are well and truly shot.


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 23, 2012 10:23 am 
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ChrisBrown81 wrote:
Has the rear elastomer perished? :( Other wise great find! :lol:


Whatleymeister wrote:
Cool looking bike, but those rear elastomers are well and truly shot.


Guys with all due respect to all, this was highlighted by Henry in his opening post, and already in hand.
34henry3w wrote:
Hi Guys,
It is super mint, 100% stock down to the onza pedals and needs basically nothing but elastomers which I have sourced


Fully agree with all that it’s a great find, looking forward to seeing what it looks like after Henry's weaved his magic on it !

Just look at what 34Henry's got in the stable... this guy knows his Onions

B.T.W
Why has someone fitted oversized “Yeti” style Ferrules to it ?
it doesn't look like it running 2mm cable


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 23, 2012 10:58 am 
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I think those ferrules are the originals, they have a shoulder on them that acts as a stop. The internal diametre of the guides is big enough for the outer to pass right through.

Henry. Lovely find mate, i miss my 856 and my 955 i should have kept one of them :roll:


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