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 Post subject: Proflex 856
PostPosted: Sun Mar 03, 2013 5:35 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Location: Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire
Hi all, First post and its a biggie! thought I'd stick a few pics of my old bird on (hope it uploads ok) 17 years and going strong :D Bought it frame only then hand picked all the goodies, cost an effing fortune! Its changed over the years. I originally fitted Manitou EFC forks to it but swapped them on to my 1993 Team Marin (Dead now :(
[img]http://i1305.photobucket.com/albums/s549/kenaz24/DYL_3927_zpseada3548.jpg[IMG]http://i1305.photobucket.com/albums/s549/kenaz24/DYL_3934_zps4bfa2a25.jpg[/IMG[IMG]http://i1305.photobucket.com/albums/s549/kenaz24/DYL_3938_zps37135cd1.jpg[/IMG[IMG]http://i1305.photobucket.com/albums/s549/kenaz24/DYL_3940_zps7cd533e4.jpg[/IMG[IMG]http://i1305.photobucket.com/albums/s549/kenaz24/DYL_3941_zps89b2e162.jpg[/IMG[IMG]http://i1305.photobucket.com/albums/s549/kenaz24/DYL_3943_zps79b40c57.jpg[/IMG[IMG]http://i1305.photobucket.com/albums/s549/kenaz24/DYL_3949_zpsa80b5294.jpg[/img]

Frame - Proflex 856 7000 aluminum, double-butted w/aluminum swing arm
Forks - Marzocchi Bomber 80-100mm travel
Headset - Cane Creek C2
Stem - Kore Aheadlite
Handlebar - Answer Alumilite 2
Grips - ?

Brakes - Front & Rear Shimano XTR V Brakes
Brake pad - Shimano XTR
Brake cable - Standard
Brake levers - Shimano XTR M950 Short arm
Shifters - Sachs Wavey 8 speed
Front derailieur - Shimano XT
Rear derailieur - Shimano XTR Short arm
Derailieur cables - Standard

Rear cassette - Shimano 8 speed
Chain - Sach PC59 c/w Powerlink connector
Crank set - Grafton Joystix 175mm
Crank bolts - Titanium
Chain rings - Pace Extruder groove
Chainring bolts - Titanium
BB - Shimano UN53 - 72
Pedals - Shimano DX SPD’s
Front hub - Hope Suspension Titanium (Red)
Rear hub - Hope Ti-Glide Titanium (Red)
Hub skewers - Ringle Twisters Titanium
Rims - Velocity Deep V
Spokes - standard
Tyres - Front & rear - Maxxpro 60A Kevlar 2.35

Saddle - SDG Comp TI - Titanium rails Kevlar seat cover
Seatpost - USE Alloy

Misc - Middleburn Cable oilers on rear derailieur and brake outers
Titanium bolt on seat post clamp

Thanks for looking :D

http://www.kenaz24photography.com


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 Post subject: Re: Proflex 856
PostPosted: Sun Mar 03, 2013 5:39 pm 
Dirt Disciple

Joined: Sun Mar 03, 2013 2:04 pm
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Location: Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire
Jeez...
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 Post subject: Re: Proflex 856
PostPosted: Sun Mar 03, 2013 5:43 pm 
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your first attempt was amess because you did not put a space between each picture link so they count as one so were not recognised

second attempt got it right

Jussa's got one of these very similar and i have to admit within the proflex range ..these are quite nice..although I do prefer the funkyness of the girvins


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 Post subject: Re: Proflex 856
PostPosted: Sun Mar 03, 2013 5:52 pm 
Dirt Disciple

Joined: Sun Mar 03, 2013 2:04 pm
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Location: Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire
Cheers. Yeah the space thing :/ I've never ridden with Girvin's and I must admit to not liking their design, thats why I opted for the Manitou EFC originally, great fork but those elastomers were poo in the cold.


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 Post subject: Re: Proflex 856
PostPosted: Mon Mar 04, 2013 4:27 pm 
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Very nice ride and some choice components too, I really like mine, actually dont mind the Girvins, thought i'd hate them initially but seem to be part the character to the Flex. I've since upgraded the front and rear shock to Noleen NR2 on the rear, and a Spring conversion on the front. Mines running full STX-RC which in all honesty is not high-end but reliable, the Maguras are now off and Canti's on which has helped keep the weight down.


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 Post subject: Re: Proflex 856
PostPosted: Mon Mar 04, 2013 5:11 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Location: Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire
Nice one mate. They do look great in grey I must admit. The Girvin's make it look bomb proof for sure. RE: your Noleen shock, do you know anywhere that services them? mine is nitrogen charged so wondered if that would require a specialist? Cheers.


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