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PostPosted: Sun Oct 05, 2008 6:41 pm 
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Nice going, the 856 with Girvin Vectors remains the pinnacle of the development of the ProFlex chassis to me.

The speedsprings conversion of the rear shock is period correct too. I had the funky blue-green fade paint job, the "Beast" model bitd, my first full sus. But the red racer is the image burnt in my retina.

Enjoy!!


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 06, 2008 1:57 pm 
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Grannygrinder wrote:
Sweet ride dude, the proflex is cool too,I love older Beemers. Where abouts in Hampshire are you? I used to live in Southampton but escaped to the "big country".


It's all about the old skool stuff - that applies to cars as well as bikes :) I can't leave them alone either - hence the current engine used to be in a 7series & I have almost as many sets of car wheels as bike ones...!
I'm in West Totton - just on the edge of the forest. Only been here a couple of months.

IbocProSX wrote:
Nice going, the 856 with Girvin Vectors remains the pinnacle of the development of the ProFlex chassis to me.


They do look best, for sure! The later Noleen cross-links are a nicer fork to ride though - I've had both on the bike but neither of them came with a disc mount :(


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 06, 2008 8:28 pm 
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I used to live in Hedge end,but the place is full of Londoners so I bailed to Wales,love it never looked back. Current occasional weapon of choice car wise is a 1994 Lancia delta intragalle evo,does about 8 to the gallon, blood red left hooker.


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 07, 2008 3:07 pm 
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Grannygrinder wrote:
Blowing a gale and lashing with rain yesterday afternoon. So woosed out on ride and offered a few parts up to the Proflex I accquired in the morning.Bit short of parts so had to completely strip the Rocky mountain for the moment. I like it a lot,what do you think?
In dire need of a rear mech hanger for it and a front mech but apart from that I think it will pretty much stay like this and i'll source other bits for the RM.


thats nice a mate of mine had one of those new. he swapped the forks for rock shocks i think and i had the Girvins off of him for a steal! all long gone now of course.


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