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What happened to Girvin/Pro-Flex?

Old 08-17-21, 06:40 PM
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I'm in the middle of rebuilding this 1995 855 Proflex. The elastomers were already gone so I ordered the replacement springs. This is a team bike from Team Rhino and a rider named Matt Quinn. Going to be a fun build.
How did you acquire the rear bits...i can buy one missing rear elastomer but afraid .....where and cost please of new one
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Old 08-17-21, 08:45 PM
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Originally Posted by thehammerdog
How did you acquire the rear bits...i can buy one missing rear elastomer but afraid .....where and cost please of new one
I was able to find the replacement springs instead of the elastomers. I found them at https://nulifecycles.com/proflex-kits/ They were a little pricey, but the build turned out pretty well.
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Old 08-18-21, 04:13 AM
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Originally Posted by brandenjs
I was able to find the replacement springs instead of the elastomers. I found them at https://nulifecycles.com/proflex-kits/ They were a little pricey, but the build turned out pretty well.
the bike looks great. the web page is very cool and helpful. thanks.
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Old 08-18-21, 07:55 AM
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Originally Posted by brandenjs
How long are those cranks?
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Old 08-18-21, 07:20 PM
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Originally Posted by ClydeClydeson
How long are those cranks?
I haven't looked, but I think they are 175's They do look long in this picture though.
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Originally Posted by karldar
yeah, this guy was the type that always jumps in with both feet, whether there's a river at the bottom of the cliff or nice sharp rocks. Pro-flex was so hyped up and so new that he had to have it. We were all awe-struck at first(having ht's only at that point), but the subsequent failings of the bike sobered us up.
lol stfu
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Old 07-21-22, 06:10 PM
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Nice bike! Proflex was and still is remarkably light for a full suspension, even when compared to a hardtail. I still have my 1996 Proflex 856 which went through 10+ years of pretty harsh trail riding and jumping off rocks. I switched to road riding and just now starting mountain biking again after 15 years of road riding. Just upgraded it from 3 x 8 original drive train to 2 x 12 (that's what age does to you :-)) Shimano XT/SLX drivetrain.
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Originally Posted by peterpaulhung
Nice bike! Proflex was and still is remarkably light for a full suspension, even when compared to a hardtail. I still have my 1996 Proflex 856 which went through 10+ years of pretty harsh trail riding and jumping off rocks. I switched to road riding and just now starting mountain biking again after 15 years of road riding. Just upgraded it from 3 x 8 original drive train to 2 x 12 (that's what age does to you :-)) Shimano XT/SLX drivetrain.
I loved my 855, rode it for about 10 years until then fork bearings wore out with a lot of slop resulting. I recall I could no longer source bushings and ended up retiring the bike. It weighed about 25.5 lbs as I recall and that spoiled me, with a result that I will not buy a 30
bs FS. I never found the rudimentary suspension an issue, the bike just rode great.
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Old shovel on YouTube restored one; perhaps he has an idea where to source the bearings. I rode a couple and thought they were stellar (especially for the period).
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Old 07-23-22, 11:58 AM
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Thanks for sharing. I also really enjoyed mine and didn't have any issues with it. I thought it handled great and has been solid and tough; It's not a downhill bike, but I used to jump off drops of 3+ feet. Compared to current air and coil spring telescoping shocks, it is not as plush or has the longer travel, but it's serving my needs. I'll ride it until it brakes and I am north of 60 😊.
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That stem screams OTB's!
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Originally Posted by tungsten
That stem screams OTB's!
That entire decade screams OTB.
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