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PostPosted: Fri Jul 17, 2009 10:41 am 
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great bike mate, I'm in the less blue camp but that is a minor thing- looks very cool 8)


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 17, 2009 4:17 pm 
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clockworkgazz wrote:
great bike mate, I'm in the less blue camp but that is a minor thing- looks very cool 8)


Overall I like it alot. Now if the rims were anodized blue! :shock: :shock: :shock: :D


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 Post subject: Proflex 856
PostPosted: Fri Jul 17, 2009 6:06 pm 
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Nice looking bike, i agree with less blue,that way i'd have your seatpost as i cant find one!!


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 19, 2009 10:17 pm 
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nice job mate, it keeps another proflex on the road, more blue though, youve started so you will have to finish.


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 Post subject: Girvin Elite suspension
PostPosted: Mon Jul 27, 2009 6:33 am 
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Hello, I have just purchased a Proflex 857 with Girvin Elite cross-link forks like yours. They came minus the front shock. Could you please let me know where you sourced the front damper (shock) and spring. Regards Chris


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 03, 2009 6:46 pm 
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In response to some of the comments on the bike I thought I would see what it looked like in a slightly less outlandish pose....

See what you think

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Frame: Proflex 856

Fork: Girvin Crosslink Elite

Headset: Chris King
Stem: Pace RC-45
Handlebar: Bontrager Titec Ti
Grips: ATi Mushroom Endless
Barends: None

Brakes: XTR 950 V brakes
Brake Pads: Mix XTR and something else
Brake Cables: Shimano XTR
Cantilever cable hangers: None
Brake Levers/Shifters: Shimano Deore XT M739

Front Derailleur: Shimano Deore XT M737
Rear Derailleur: Shimano XTR M950
Derailleur Cables: Shimano XTR
Cassette: Shimano Deore XT M737
Chain: Sachs PC-61
Cranks: Shimano Deore XT M739
Crank Bolts: Middleburn Ti
Chainrings: Shimano 22-32-42
Chainring bolts: Shimano
Bottom Bracket: Royce
Pedals: Shimano PD-M535 (Not in these photos)

Hub Skewers: Hope Ti
Rims: Mavic D521
Hubs: Chris King Classic
Nipples: Brass
Spokes: Double Butted
Tyres: Panaracer Fire XC
Tubes: Specialized

Saddle: Flite Ti Alpes
Seatpost: Ringle Moby
Seatpost Binder: Proflex


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 03, 2009 8:13 pm 
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cornholio's RC200 wrote:
In response to some of the comments on the bike I thought I would see what it looked like in a slightly less outlandish pose....

See what you think

Image

Frame: Proflex 856

Fork: Girvin Crosslink Elite

Headset: Chris King
Stem: Pace RC-45
Handlebar: Bontrager Titec Ti
Grips: ATi Mushroom Endless
Barends: None

Brakes: XTR 950 V brakes
Brake Pads: Mix XTR and something else
Brake Cables: Shimano XTR
Cantilever cable hangers: None
Brake Levers/Shifters: Shimano Deore XT M739

Front Derailleur: Shimano Deore XT M737
Rear Derailleur: Shimano XTR M950
Derailleur Cables: Shimano XTR
Cassette: Shimano Deore XT M737
Chain: Sachs PC-61
Cranks: Shimano Deore XT M739
Crank Bolts: Middleburn Ti
Chainrings: Shimano 22-32-42
Chainring bolts: Shimano
Bottom Bracket: Royce
Pedals: Shimano PD-M535 (Not in these photos)

Hub Skewers: Hope Ti
Rims: Mavic D521
Hubs: Chris King Classic
Nipples: Brass
Spokes: Double Butted
Tyres: Panaracer Fire XC
Tubes: Specialized

Saddle: Flite Ti Alpes
Seatpost: Ringle Moby
Seatpost Binder: Proflex


I'm always up for outlandish, but i feel this look suits the bike better!

Now get it muddy!


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 03, 2009 8:47 pm 
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I liked it with the blue bits best 8)

Cool bike, I have just started to build one myself. What frame size is that ? I am just trying to get an idea on proportions :-)

WD :-)


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 03, 2009 8:53 pm 
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I liked the original build, and I like this one too.

This set up is very classy indeed.


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 04, 2009 2:23 pm 
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I preferred it with the blue!

And anyway we both can`t have white 856s` with silver components can we!!!! :wink:

I really want to do mine in a rasta theme but that would be lots of ££££s`



Tony....


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