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 Post subject: Proflex 856
PostPosted: Tue Jan 12, 2010 7:45 pm 
Devout Dirtbag

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Here's a pic of the new steed.

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I've been told it's a 1996 or 97, any ideas?


I've had it about 2 weeks now and have already done loads to it; new bearings and bushes throughout, XTR rear mech, XT sti's, XTR v-brakes and levers, mavic xc717 in black on black XTR hubs with double butted black spokes and gold nipples, XT cranks. Still got loads to do though.

Anyway, i'm thinking about powder coating the forks, stem, rear swingarm and stays, and have thought about diamond metalic black with white and yellow decals. The frame is staying blue but is getting a respray and new decals in the same colour.

Any thoughts on this?


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 12, 2010 8:03 pm 
East Midlands AEC
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should be a '96 I think.


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 12, 2010 8:09 pm 
Lincs, East and South Yorks Deputy AEC
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yup,96.looks like the last of the cantis set up frames


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 12, 2010 10:00 pm 
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Mine was going to go blue & black so perhaps I will have a rethink :lol:

WD :-)


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 29, 2010 11:06 am 
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Definitely '96 and probably early on in the frame run as it has the hole in the seat tube for the canti brakes.

Nice looking bike though, I'm yet to see a blue one in the flesh.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 29, 2010 12:15 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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why not just keep it how it came out of the factory?


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 29, 2010 9:18 pm 
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I had one of those in that exact same colour! Raced it in the MBUK Eastern winter series. Ah, the memories!!


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