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 Post subject: PROFLEX XP-X FINISHED
PostPosted: Sat May 18, 2013 10:17 pm 
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Hi all , i think its finished :) will find out on Sunday ! This is the one with the needle roller bearings in the rear arm .
Note the brakes ( Thanks Rob ) ONE question , what oil in the shocks , i am about 170 lbs , at the moment i have ATF in the shock ,but think its too light , look at the pics ,any hope ? let you know later p.s. yes i know there is a PROFLEX forum, but you guys are a lot more forthcoming :D
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This bike will not get a new paint job ,but get used 8)
Many thanks to all that helped with the build of this bike , :D :D ROY


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PostPosted: Sun May 19, 2013 9:01 am 
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i like it but then I am slighly biased. did i see that on ebay recently - mismatching yellow/black rims seems familiar..... answerijng my own q; no, twas yellow/black tyres.

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PostPosted: Sun May 19, 2013 10:47 am 
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At least you can change the tyre for about £10-25 ,so you might have apair of YELLOW wheels !
What oil are you using in the shocks ? I am using ATF and thick it is too light an oil so there is no damping on the return of the shock , any help most welcome ,please. yes the wheels are the e-bay ones (got anothere pair on a Delta Vee all black ) ,just love Cane Creek stuff the brakes just look right ,


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PostPosted: Sun May 19, 2013 11:06 am 
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me? my proflex shock does not need oil - converted rear end to fox float air shock, z1 bombers up front.

youo can buy bottles of Rock shox syspension fluid in different weight - buy 2 different weights and then mix it up; there are probably cheaper ways of doing this.


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PostPosted: Sun May 19, 2013 11:13 am 
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Ah ,the picture lies :facepalm: does this mean there might be a pair of Girvins up for grabes ,please say NO .


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PostPosted: Sun May 19, 2013 12:50 pm 
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Nice, which shock are you taling about? the rear? (looks like an ODS?), or the front? (looks like a Noleen NR 1 or 2).
The Noleen front shock should have air (nitrogen) and oil in there to control the rebound.
Usually anything marked "MTB" or "Rockshox" will be marked up by 200%, you can probably get some oil used for motorbike shocks cheaper.


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PostPosted: Sun May 19, 2013 3:22 pm 
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Hi Jimo , yes ODS front and rear ,no nitrogen involved with these old things , just spring and oil !


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