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 Post subject: 1997? Proflex Reptile
PostPosted: Sat Feb 07, 2009 4:41 pm 
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Latest fleabay purchase, any Proflex gurus able to confirm its a '97? Seems in nice original nick, rear elastomer stack replaced last night with replacements from Callum at Rapid Descent Scotland -top guy, top service, useful website, hours of fun stripping the Girvins back to alloy -from unexposed paintwork under washers, looks like they were originally painted bright yellow to match the swingarm, but had faded /totally changed colour to a very nasty s**t brown .......looking better now, but on the mooch for some replacement Givin decals. Looks like original gripshifters and SRAM rear mech -deanodized the black handlebars at the same time ( caustic soda -30 seconds....). Front elastomer stack now comprises 4 x Landrover shock bushes -bouncing very nicely thank you..... :shock:


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 07, 2009 6:52 pm 
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The vector forks are in the 1996 range as well as the Reptile, but it could be carried on to 1997. My guess would still be 1996 but I could be off a year.

Looking nice.


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nice work fella, those forks look great- love the look 8)


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The Reptile isn't in my 1996 catalogue but it does look similar to the 656 of that year.


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i love it

http://bikedaten.de/bikegallery/k2/proflex_957/43/


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From what I remember the first Proflex with coil shock (not elastomers) were 1997, I guess yours is 1996.


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 09, 2009 10:31 pm 
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Proflex did have a coil shock in 97 but the Reptile was a low spec 97 model with MCU's

http://www.bikepedia.com/QuickBike/Bike ... &Type=bike[/url]

http://www.bikepro.com/directions/a97_proflex/reptile.html


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