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 Post subject: ProFlex 353
PostPosted: Mon Nov 06, 2006 6:32 pm 
North Wales Deputy AEC
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Oh dear, what have I done??!! A 353 frame for £37 - BEFORE Jez's wall of cool decides on the fate of the ProFlex brand... :lol:

BTW, anyone got any thoughts on the ideal front end for this frame?

Neil


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 06, 2006 6:36 pm 
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I have some nice silver original vector 2's with integrated stem that'd go nicely with them. Need new elastomers but I think Slim can help you with them.


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VECTORS , thats the way to go :wink:


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 06, 2006 6:39 pm 
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oh , and he wont need elastomers got a full strip with them if its the same one :wink:


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 Post subject: Sketching up the 353
PostPosted: Sun Dec 17, 2006 9:25 pm 
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Now I have fully realised I have too many projects on the go, the Proflex sketch up (TM - Mr Kawasaki :) ) session seems a little futile.... What with an RTS and Mag 20s on the way, it will surely slip to the back of the FS queue, as I have no great sentimentality with Proflex - always thought it was a bit of an old man's bike, BITD!

Although it was cheap (apart from shipping from the US), it is very sound. Deffo needs a respray as the candy flecked paint has been chipped to buggery, so that means it will sit on the backburner for some time. It appears, at least, to have never seen muddy conditions as the rear suspension washers are minty. No amount of research has uncovered the standard front end for this model yet, although I believe it was a pair of rigid forks with a flexstem. If this frame ever gets built, it will have Manitou 1s.

BTW I love the Offroad branding more than the Proflex - anyone know the history of Offroad as a business?

Neil

PS. Maybe someone ought to express an interest in the usual way (cash offer :wink: ) to relieve the pressure...!


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My 550 is on its way from the states .

I only paid $55 for postage , but it is by boat ( 4 to 6 weks ) .

doesnt matter I should a RTS and STS before xmas , to play with . :lol:


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 17, 2006 10:19 pm 
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No amount of research has uncovered the standard front end for this model yet, although I believe it was a pair of rigid forks with a flexstem.


You mean these: http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/mountainbike-stem ... dZViewItem

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I only paid $55 for postage , but it is by boat ( 4 to 6 weks ) .


That may be a tad optimistic (hope not though!) - mine took 3 months!


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was gonna say rigids and a flexstem
or maybe some mag 21's


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 17, 2006 10:40 pm 
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Mine is coming with fexstem and rigid froks .


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