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PostPosted: Thu Aug 23, 2007 11:01 am 
B.o.T.Y. Winner / Gold Trader
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Personally I think you should do something different with it - like this guy has to his.

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is that bloke wearing any pants...?


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now that's one unusual 856!


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 19, 2007 11:22 pm 
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Some more pics of the same project. It´s completely stopped, waiting for his turn...

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Funny detail of the rear canti brake. Brake cable is fixed directly to the frame, and makes a brake pivot move when we pull the levers...

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 20, 2007 8:00 am 
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very nice - keep it up - keeping posting updated photos.


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I had a 752 too (loved it!) and I have to say that I adapted the rear brake pretty quickly - it was a waste of time! I changed the cam to a similar design to the one on Pace forks and ran the cable directly to the canti arm. Much better! 8)
I stripped and polished mine when it started to look a little tired and replaced the rear elastomer stack with an aftermarket job a-la Orange71's white Proflex - it looked ace. The final evolution was to fit a pair of RS Quadras. Didn't use it too much in this guise though, because I got hold of an 856 which I loved even more! :lol:
Not sure about the Spinergy wheels though! :?


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2007 11:23 am 
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I had a ProFlex myself years and years ago. It was a 754 and I bought It new because the Bikestore told me it was a great bike. I believed him... Only half a year later and some heavy use made me clear that this bikes were not strong enough for the heavier ones.

Shouldn't there be a Girvin in this bike? Mine had a normal Girvin (don't know the type anymore) but most of them had the one with the "noleen" forks (parallel system?).

Good luck, look nice!


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