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 Post subject: this any good guys??
PostPosted: Tue Jun 11, 2013 4:44 pm 
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can anybody tell me if this is any good n what its worth??

Thanks guys


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 Post subject: Re: this any good guys??
PostPosted: Tue Jun 11, 2013 9:43 pm 
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come on guys stop lookin n give me some info i know nothing about KHS but bin told by someone its an alright make??

deciding whether fix it up or not


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 Post subject: Re: this any good guys??
PostPosted: Tue Jun 11, 2013 9:50 pm 
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just run it as it is. :lol: :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: this any good guys??
PostPosted: Tue Jun 11, 2013 9:56 pm 
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KHS still going, making lower middle-class bikes. A cut above the dross, but perhaps not quite up with the mainstream big names like Spesh, Giant or Terk.

As for whether it's any good I'd need to ride it to be sure, but cantilever rear suspension with a swingarm fashioned from a wire coathanger that doesn't look like it's been serviced since John Major was Prime Minister doesn't fill me with hope. That said, properly serviced and set up its likely to be as good as any other full squidger from the same era, though that may be damning with faint praise.


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 Post subject: Re: this any good guys??
PostPosted: Tue Jun 11, 2013 10:02 pm 
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Probably no worse than a Proflex?


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 Post subject: Re: this any good guys??
PostPosted: Tue Jun 11, 2013 10:34 pm 
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Is it possible to be worse than a Proflex? Anyone remember how horrified MBR were when they sampled one last year?

That said, a Proflex with a frame made from gate hinges is liable to look like something from an SF novel compared to a Cracktivator II.


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 Post subject: Re: this any good guys??
PostPosted: Tue Jun 11, 2013 11:04 pm 
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We_are_Stevo wrote:
Probably no worse than a Proflex?


Oi!! Don't 'Boing' knock 'Boing' the Flex 'Boing' I have had many happy 'Boing' rides on my 856 'Boing' :D


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 Post subject: Re: this any good guys??
PostPosted: Wed Jun 12, 2013 8:37 am 
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cheers guys so what do you guys reckon its worth when done??


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 Post subject: Re: this any good guys??
PostPosted: Wed Jun 12, 2013 8:47 am 
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Not much more than the cost of new chain, cassette, cables, tyres and a tub of grease. It looks like a good project - everything looks present and correct - but its too crude to appeal to someone wanting a full squidge to ride, and not a model or brand that typically makes RB'ers moist in the gusset. Rebuild it and enjoy it.


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 Post subject: Re: this any good guys??
PostPosted: Wed Jun 12, 2013 11:05 am 
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cheers chopper may just do that :)


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