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 Post subject: PROFLEX 856
PostPosted: Sun Oct 25, 2009 7:14 pm 
BoTM Winner
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allways fancied one of these , seen many go by the way for some crazy prices , finally got one a few weeks ago for a very decent price 8)

many moons ago started collecting all the girvin parts i could find in anticipation of the day , favourite bits for me ... fitted with front and rear ods shock with spring conversions , jagwire woven mesh cables , so here she is ..... 856

Frame: PROFLEX 856

Fork: GIRVIN VECTOR II

Headset: DIA COMPE AHEAD
Stem: X LITE FLY
Handlebar: GIRVIN (EASTON)
Grips: GRIPSHIFT

Brakes: LX
Brake Pads: JAGWIRE
Brake/Gear Cables: JAGWIRE


Shifters/Brake Levers: LX
Front Derailleur: LX
Rear Derailleur: LX

Cassette: LX
Chain: SACHS
Cranks: GIRVIN TUBULAR
Chainrings: SUGINO
Bottom Bracket: SHIMANO LX
Pedals: GIRVIN MAG

Hub Skewers: XT
Rims: MAVIC 230 SBP
Hubs: LX
Tyres: ONZA PORC II

Saddle: FLITE
Seatpost: AMERICAN CLASSIC 27.2

special thanks to mr WD PRO for his help :wink:


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 25, 2009 7:16 pm 
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more ..........


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 25, 2009 7:21 pm 
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Looking cool 8)

Couple of questions :-) What frame size is it (how tall are you ?) and any close up pics of the crank ? Never seen a girvin before and it sounds interesting :-)

WD :-)


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 25, 2009 7:23 pm 
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You must have posted more whilst I was typing ! Crank is well cool :-)


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 25, 2009 7:26 pm 
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nice but a little bit over dressed with that fork.


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 25, 2009 7:27 pm 
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top of seat mast to centre of bb is 20 inch , centre to centre is 18.5 , so i think its a way big , i am 6`2

will look for some pics think i had some , but in all my time on retrobike (4 years now?) these are the only pair i ever saw come up on e bay


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 25, 2009 7:32 pm 
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nah , these forks were made for this frame :wink:

found em ..........


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 25, 2009 8:04 pm 
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Lovely, simply lovely.


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 25, 2009 9:38 pm 
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Yeah, very nice. Good choice of parts.

Ride mine 4 or 5 days a week still, great bikes.


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 25, 2009 10:43 pm 
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Pretty sure Henrik Djernis rode one of these, albeit with elastomers instead of springs.


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