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PostPosted: Thu Mar 31, 2011 7:54 pm 
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in my defence i did ask the painter of the black option to paint the swing arm silver, although his definition of silver was actually grey! :roll: and it didn't ever get stickers, that would have helped but yeah, the white silver is so much nicer!

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right! just got back from the curry house! :D

thought i'd quickly upload todays work!

basically i managed to finish this project (for the moment) i managed to get round the cable guide issue by using some old fashioned brake cable guide things which seem to work fine, they'll do for now until i can hopefully find the correct inserts.

i'm not sure everyone will like my choices on the spec though, i went for mostly XT m737/9, the gearset was for my P7 but this was back from the paint shop first so it got the XT parts that were supposed to be for that, i did originally fit the p7's wheels aswel but i decided to use the spinergys instead, 2 reasons, first was that using the spinergy wheels meant i could use the xt/mavic set in the P7 and the second reason was that i thought the yellow spokes would look good with the stickers etc. i had 2 fork options, a red judy race or an orange z1, i decided to go for the judys as they are lighter but also if i had used the z1's they would have looked awful with the yellow spokes. the finishing kit is FSA carbon bar and post and an aluminium stem, headset is a cane creek.

anyway, here's some pics :D :D


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more :D


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 03, 2011 2:15 am 
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Those Spox are off tap mate!! Looking good so far. I was pretty lucky when i got my frame it still had the end stops in it, i tried to find some spares, looked everywhere, nada!


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sylus wrote:
the black did look pants..the white on the other hand really brings it back to crisp


Absolutely.

That looks quality.


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 04, 2011 12:33 pm 
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+1 for that - very nicely balanced build... 8)


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PostPosted: Sat May 28, 2011 12:53 am 
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having recently finished i took it out for a ride, oh dear, things didn't feel right :cry: so it got a bit of a rebuild in the last few days!! :D

the main problem was the fork, soft springs, no good for me then!! :lol:

i had won some bombers on ebay a while ago and they were intended for this before i got the rockshox, so i decided to fit the bombers and they made a huge difference as did the riser bar supplied by the legend that is makster, these 2 things made all the difference to making this ride nice 8) the only problem then was the fact that the orange forks clashed badly with the yellow spinergy's :roll: so they had to go! but conveniently they will be perfect in the fat chance i recently got!! :D :D also i have nicked some of the xt bits for the p7 and the fat chance, this leaves the proflex a nice mix of lx and xt. overall i am really happy with it.

anyway here are some new pics :D


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i've been fiddling in the garage again. :D

i like this bike, i know that proflex's aren't to everyones liking but i have a little soft spot for them.

so i have been gradually tweaking things, i got some magura brakes which weren't initially for this bike but the hose fits perfectly in the weird cable guides that proflex's have also the orange/red colour i felt was pretty perfect for the bike. also i've upgrade to xt chainset and xt rear hub, just need an xt front hub then i'll be pretty happy with it.

i actually ride this bike quite often, i find myself picking it when i just want a nice ride that's comfortable, it's a little upright and it has suspension, what's not to like? :D


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