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Old 09-28-07, 07:39 AM   #1
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What would you pay?

Ok, so I'm wondering if I should sell this or not:

I have a Pro-Flex 957 from the late 90s that's been ridden around the block maybe 5 times. It has a full XT gruppo with rapid fire and has the Tomac model Magura hydraulic rim brakes on it (yellow ones with little dials).

Like I said, this thing is brand new. For those of you who can't remember this was the year Pro-Flex went with the carbon stays and carbon fork arms on it's Girvin. It's travel increased to about 3.5 inches in rear and 3 inches up front. Right now it's just sitting in storage, clean as can be.

I don't really mountain bike anymore, otherwise I'd keep this. I inherited it, BTW, from my dad who never rode it much, as I said.

So, what could I get for it? What would be the best way to sell it? In pieces or as a whole bike?

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Old 09-28-07, 08:52 AM   #2
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50$...give or take.

You might get more to part it out, that brake might fetch some interesting coin if you can find a buyer who is interested. In reality the xt stuff is equal to the low end stuff now, the suspension design is outdated.
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ebay or craigslist is your best selling option, mountain bikes depreciate quickly though and you aren't likely to get much for it.
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Old 09-28-07, 09:35 AM   #4
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$50? Come on. I bet I could sell the front wheel alone for that.

The old XT was still pretty nice. Shimano hasn't changed much on the XT in ten years.

I bet I could sell the whole gruppo for 300-400 frame not included.
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Definitely part it out. The front and rear wheels will probably get you okay money as long as they're clean. Throw in the tires for free. The drivetrain is what, 9-speed? If it's in good shape, sell as many parts of it separately as possible. Cranks - if they're in good shape with good rings, you could get $50 with the right buyer. Front derailleurs have changed little over the years, but they're cheap to start with. Rear derailleur - there have been a lot of cosmetic changes, and a few functional ones, so you won't get much for it.

I'll disagree with Maelstrom on old XT being equivalent to current low-end Shimano. I'd take 10 year old unused XT over current Deore any day. Hell, I'd take 15 year old Suntour XC-Pro over current Deore. I'm not too familiar with the Magura brakes, so I can't help you there. It's possible a novice trials rider could use them. The frame is what will drag the value of the bike down. Throw it on e-bay by itself and see what you can get.
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$50? Come on. I bet I could sell the front wheel alone for that..
I'd take that bet. There isn't much of a market for rim brake wheels nowadays
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The old XT was still pretty nice. Shimano hasn't changed much on the XT in ten years.
Don't be stupid now. the old XT was just fine, but alot has changed in 10 years.

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I bet I could sell the whole gruppo for 300-400 frame not included.

Another bet I would take. I would disagree with parting it out to sell it. Most cases that would be your best bet, but this bike, if it indeed is in pristine condition, could fetch some nice money if it struck someones fancy on ebay. Picture a thirty something wall streeter who longs for his carefree days of youth, riding his Proflex in the catskills....he might cough up some dough.

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a friend of mine has one of those hanging in his garage. The brakes are definately interesting. I seriously doubt you could get more than a couple of hundred bucks out of the bike as it sits. Part it out but the brakes might be the part where you get the most out of it.



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Ok, so I'm wondering if I should sell this or not:

I have a Pro-Flex 957 from the late 90s that's been ridden around the block maybe 5 times. It has a full XT gruppo with rapid fire and has the Tomac model Magura hydraulic rim brakes on it (yellow ones with little dials).

Like I said, this thing is brand new. For those of you who can't remember this was the year Pro-Flex went with the carbon stays and carbon fork arms on it's Girvin. It's travel increased to about 3.5 inches in rear and 3 inches up front. Right now it's just sitting in storage, clean as can be.

I don't really mountain bike anymore, otherwise I'd keep this. I inherited it, BTW, from my dad who never rode it much, as I said.

So, what could I get for it? What would be the best way to sell it? In pieces or as a whole bike?

Thanks
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Old 09-28-07, 11:00 AM   #8
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The parts are worth a few hundred probably. The frame was a joke even back in the day.
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Old 09-28-07, 11:47 AM   #9
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The parts are worth a few hundred probably. The frame was a joke even back in the day.

Remember Henrik Djernis won either the 94 or 95 XC world cup on a Pro-Flex 856. That was the predecessor to this bike, which is a vast improvement on the 856 with a more forward pivot point and the carbon stays, not to mention the ODS with the coil over suspension instead of the old elastomer.
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Still have it?

I know there's a fat chance it's still available, but do you stil have your 957, even just the frame and carbon fork? The chumps who responded to your original post probably hadn't ever even ridden a PF...I have 5 and an Intense Tracer with top of the line components, and still choose the PF's often.

Anyway, drop me a PM if you still have the frame and fork and would consider unloading it. Thanks!

OH, and I love how the guys who responded couldn't understand that bikes at one time didn't have discs...I have Magura HS33s on several of my bikes and they easily stop as well as discs, and are still the choice of trials riders. Guess these are the same guys jumping on the SS and 29er bandwagons...fine by me, they're fueling the cheap used parts markets!

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Yeah. All those guys were IDIOTS. Hahahahaha.
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I would lock this thread #3 that that our intrepid DugB resurrected from the BF oldies-but-baddies collection but there is an almost-legitimate purpose to his ranty little post. So I'm going to leave it for now. Besides, as junkyard has shown, this could have some entertainment value. What say?
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Wow, pressure is on to impress the veterans...

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Specialized sux.

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I know there's a fat chance it's still available, but do you stil have your 957, even just the frame and carbon fork? The chumps who responded to your original post probably hadn't ever even ridden a PF...I have 5 and an Intense Tracer with top of the line components, and still choose the PF's often.

Anyway, drop me a PM if you still have the frame and fork and would consider unloading it. Thanks!

OH, and I love how the guys who responded couldn't understand that bikes at one time didn't have discs...I have Magura HS33s on several of my bikes and they easily stop as well as discs, and are still the choice of trials riders. Guess these are the same guys jumping on the SS and 29er bandwagons...fine by me, they're fueling the cheap used parts markets!

Thanks in advance,

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A buddy has a new tracer, that's a pretty tall claim you've made. I've never ridden a Pro flex but they look flexy as all get out. Since you own both I can't argue with you but I'm very suspect of your post.
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Well, my Tracer isn't new...I like the looks of the new Intense bikes, but mine's not one of 'em. Also, the bike I tend to favor over the Tracer is not one of the Proflexes (the one I mainly ride is for commuting, so it gets the bulk of my mines) but my 1998 K2 4000...it does have the Girvin/Noleen Crosslink linkage fork, though...carbon legs, a new air shock and tight bushings makes for a solid ride. The Tracer, which is in top form and well outfitted with XTR, a Fox shock and Spinergys, is a strange bike...even with the rear shock lockout on it tends to spring a bit when pedaling. The 4000 is just a more predictable ride. Both decent rides in their own ways, though.

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Well, my Tracer isn't new...I like the looks of the new Intense bikes, but mine's not one of 'em. Also, the bike I tend to favor over the Tracer is not one of the Proflexes (the one I mainly ride is for commuting, so it gets the bulk of my mines) but my 1998 K2 4000...it does have the Girvin/Noleen Crosslink linkage fork, though...carbon legs, a new air shock and tight bushings makes for a solid ride. The Tracer, which is in top form and well outfitted with XTR, a Fox shock and Spinergys, is a strange bike...even with the rear shock lockout on it tends to spring a bit when pedaling. The 4000 is just a more predictable ride. Both decent rides in their own ways, though.

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That makes more sense. If you have pics of your rides you should post em up in the thread up top, they sound real cool.
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$50? Come on. I bet I could sell the front wheel alone for that.

The old XT was still pretty nice. Shimano hasn't changed much on the XT in ten years.

I bet I could sell the whole gruppo for 300-400 frame not included.


Dude, if you can sell the the whole gruppo minus the frame for that kinda $$$$, why are you even asking us? You already know what it is worth in your mind. Sell it and enjoy all that $$$$$$
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I'm confused. I thought we were talking about a Bowflex here. I must've misread.
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That makes more sense. If you have pics of your rides you should post em up in the thread up top, they sound real cool.
Just posted pics of my rides in the Introductions topic...let the retrobike lambasting begin!
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