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 Post subject: Offroad Proflex 950
PostPosted: Thu Aug 29, 2013 10:47 am 
Classified Mod / Lincs, East and South Yorks AEC
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After missing my old 852 quite a bit I really had to bite Trebz hand off for this 950 when he offered it to me for a very good price.

Its way off catalogue spec but rides fantastically now I've changed the rear elastomer back to a proper Proflex one.

The rigid forks are long gone having been replaced by some Scott Extrashocks (Air/Oil) which appear to be a rebranded Marzoochi.
The forks combined with the original flexstem give a super comfy ride!

I may eventually change the stx bits to Dx or Xt but for now its staying as is.

More pics when I ride it in the daylight, these were taken by Spudly on our night ride yesterday.

Can anyone confirm the year for me? I assumed the last digit in the model number was the year but Ive been told this a 1991?

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 Post subject: Re: Offroad Proflex 950
PostPosted: Thu Aug 29, 2013 1:04 pm 
B.o.T.Y. Winner / Gold Trader
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1991 8)

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 Post subject: Re: Offroad Proflex 950
PostPosted: Thu Aug 29, 2013 5:25 pm 
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Cool looking bike, that second pic with all the exposure looks like you just landed that puppy on the moon. I like the STX bits but the STX cranks are kinda heavy.


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 Post subject: Re: Offroad Proflex 950
PostPosted: Thu Aug 29, 2013 7:28 pm 
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Is that snow or ash from a nearby volcanic eruption? :shock:


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 Post subject: Re: Offroad Proflex 950
PostPosted: Thu Aug 29, 2013 10:31 pm 
Lincs, East and South Yorks Deputy AEC
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Good to see it getting used...finally hehe


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 Post subject: Re: Offroad Proflex 950
PostPosted: Fri Aug 30, 2013 9:40 am 
Classified Mod / Lincs, East and South Yorks AEC
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No volcanoes and no moon landings I'm afraid its just a disused quarry in the dark :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: Offroad Proflex 950
PostPosted: Fri Oct 25, 2013 7:54 pm 
Classified Mod / Lincs, East and South Yorks AEC
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Daylight pics at last :)

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 Post subject: Re: Offroad Proflex 950
PostPosted: Fri Oct 25, 2013 8:40 pm 
retrobike rider
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I do like that, nice early pro~flex. IF we get a cold and dry winter with compacted ground, this machine should come into it's own.

Just a period chainset and you're there, LX550 or DX.

nice. 8)


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 Post subject: Re: Offroad Proflex 950
PostPosted: Fri Oct 25, 2013 8:43 pm 
Classified Mod / Lincs, East and South Yorks AEC
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I've got M550, Dx or M730 Xt to fit Marc but everything works so nicely I can't be bothered :lol:

It wont be coming out until dry weather now its polished and hybernating now, plus the Splashbacks are crap in the wet.


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 Post subject: Re: Offroad Proflex 950
PostPosted: Fri Oct 25, 2013 8:50 pm 
retrobike rider
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Yes, i can't argue with that. If it works then leave be!

Something easy to wash and put away for sunday's ride eh, chris? Clocks go back n all, last of the summer GMT rides.

cheers.


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