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 Post subject: My Proflex 855 and 857
PostPosted: Sun Apr 15, 2007 4:30 pm 
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As with most of my bikes cobbled together with what's lying around and/or cheap... and yeah yeah I know all about riser bars and bar ends blah blah!

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You must have unfeasibly long legs! :D


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 15, 2007 5:03 pm 
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Good looking bikes.

If I had to choose i'd have the 855 (love that swingarm and Vectors), I won't say anything about the riser/bar-ends combo... :wink:


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36" inside leg, but relatively short arms (probably still long but short relative to my legs!) hence the high seatposts and risers :D


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 15, 2007 5:29 pm 
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how well do those paralellagram forks work?


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Pretty good actually - these are Vector 2's and you can adjust them for the J-path (trajectory the forks take when moving 'up') which makes them more/less sensitive to minor bumps and more/less prone to 'bob'. You get around 70mm travel. You can change the damping with a change of oil (quite an easy job) and the coil can be changed just as easily for a stiffer/softer ride. The later versions (Crosslinks) you get more travel (80mm) and better shocks. But I like this type of fork, they are a bit different, lightweight and super stiff laterally.


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 15, 2007 8:04 pm 
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and yeah yeah I know all about riser bars and bar ends blah blah!


and the tyre logos ain't aligned with the valves!

And that grass could do with a bit of scarifying and reseeding!!

AND you're riding full suspension cycles that can actually be ridden uphill!!!

That's the stuff!!

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:D :D :D
thanks for the vote of confidence! Sometimes feel I'm p***ing in the wind!


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orange71 wrote:
But I like this type of fork, they are a bit different, lightweight and super stiff laterally.


What I like about them is that you can actually see them working whilst you're riding along. This always made them feel to me more active than with telescopic forks.


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Dave_H wrote:
orange71 wrote:
But I like this type of fork, they are a bit different, lightweight and super stiff laterally.


What I like about them is that you can actually see them working whilst you're riding along. This always made them feel to me more active than with telescopic forks.


sure you still want to sell yours?! :D


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