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PostPosted: Fri Jul 01, 2011 9:10 pm 
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Picked this up yesterday after searching the local ads out of boredom.
I always liked the looks of these early Proflex's.
It is a '92 752, the owner replaced the elastomers in the back and in the flexstem for steel bushings :shock:
Later he bought this fork to get a little comfort.
He had saved the elastomers, so I put them back, but I don't think it is how it should be yet.

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I'm not sure what to do with it, it is in not so good shape, the fork is stuck, the elastomers are hard, the chainrings are worn, the saddle is worn :roll:
But it was cheap, the tires are good and I have something to do till my Suntour parts arrive for my Dakota.


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 01, 2011 9:17 pm 
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new coat of paint and new decals and it will be great


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 01, 2011 9:21 pm 
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Looks good to me, probably came with a rigid fork originally. You should be able to find elastoemrs for the Flexstem or even replace it with a working one, I hear some Landrover parts can be used for the rear suspension on these. visit the idriders Proflex forum for more info.


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 01, 2011 9:53 pm 
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loving the double front suspension ! Those tyres would look great on my aquafade :lol:


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 02, 2011 9:21 am 
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get a suspension seatpost and a sprung saddle on there as well


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 02, 2011 12:33 pm 
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Lookwise a black seat and seatpost would do good on there to make a smoother over all appearance i think.
Just checked the 93 catalogue..the original is silver though.


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 02, 2011 1:03 pm 
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Jamis Diablo wrote:
Picked this up yesterday after searching the local ads out of boredom.

But it was cheap, the tires are good and I have something to do ...



Woooh, that sounds familiar!! :lol: :lol:

Looking nice for a local pick up!

Just enjoy it for the moment!! :wink:


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 05, 2011 6:56 pm 
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have this frame in the man cave as well, still deciding what to do with it but mine has the rigid Proflex spinner forks in mint condition as a set of manitou 2's had found there way on it lovely bike your frame is in much better condition than mine though

good luck with what you decide to do


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 07, 2011 6:58 pm 
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 07, 2011 7:05 pm 
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oh they are allergic to the sun as well but i guess you have realized that now


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