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PostPosted: Wed Aug 22, 2007 11:38 pm 
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Hi guys.

If there´s a bike i never gave much attention, it was Proflex.

I liked the Proflex bikes and frames, but never enough to know wich models they had.

But, today, this "freebie" model made me regret never had payed much attention...

I really don´t know a thing about this 752 frame. Year, good or bad frame model, original equipment, etc.

Still don´t know what to do with him... look´s good, though.

If you guys could help me...

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 22, 2007 11:44 pm 
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im pretty sure the '7' refers to model,and the '2' refers to year of model.nice bikes those,always wanted one,still now,even in these times of multi-linked mega travel rigs.its all about the simplicity.


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 23, 2007 8:14 am 
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1992 indeed. My mate had one back in the day. I love them. As you can see I have a few (my 753 is essentially the same design)! Good bike if the rear was somewhat flexy (always have an allen key handy when owning a Proflex I was always told!). 1 1/4" headset makes it harder to get forks etc, but you already have a nice original setup there. Built up around the 30lbs mark. I'm very envious. Always been after a red 752 but the last couple on Ebay I've been outbid on... if you need more Proflex info go here:

http://idriders.com/cgi-bin/YaBB_K2/YaBB.pl?board=news


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 23, 2007 8:35 am 
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theres some one selling some 1 1/4" rockshox mag's in the sales forum at the moment, they should fit nicely if you wanted to bounce up front.


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 23, 2007 9:33 am 
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funnily enough I bought some rockshox Mag's off Retrobikeguy here with 1 1/4" steerer which are currently on my 753..!


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 23, 2007 9:42 am 
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Thank´s for the tips, guys!

A Mag 21 would be sweeter on this bike(must look good on yours, Orange71), but i think i´ll keep the original specs. Do you know wich groupset was sold with this model? Is there any sticker missing in the downtube or was it clean?

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 23, 2007 10:05 am 
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have a look here and find the 752 they have (there's a spec list there):

http://www.firstflightbikes.com/frames/museum.htm

there's also a database on www.airfreetires.com somewhere but I can never find the link from the home page!!

and you have this for the 753 which was essentially the same frame:

http://www.bike-alog.com/BikePedia/Help ... &Type=bike

I don't whether there was a decal on the down tube. There is on my 753 but not on the top tube:


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 23, 2007 10:17 am 
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Your bike looks great !

Thank´s for the tips. I think i´ll search for a ´92 XT groupset and keep the original fork. I believe ít´s going to be my older bike...


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 23, 2007 10:21 am 
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here are some more photos if they help. Looks like it never had the downtube decal:


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 23, 2007 10:36 am 
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WOW :shock: :shock:

My red frame´s gonna look great too!

Mag 21 makes a sweet front, but i really prefer that front rigid fork. It seems i´m going to start this project sooner than i tought... :wink:


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