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Old 04-30-07, 03:19 AM
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Proflex 753 parts?

I have an early 90's Proflex 753 Generation 4 with the yellow elastomer rear suspension and a Rock Shox hydra front.
My yellow elastomer in the rear is hard as a rock and has shrunk also judging by the 1/2 inch play in it.

I am looking for anything out there either elastomer or springs that I can retrofit to fix my suspension.
I have an inquiry with Rapid Descent out of scotland that sells parts for the later models but nothing for my vintage that I can tell from there website.
If I can't find anything I may just put in a big washer to lock it out and make it a hard tail.

Any suggestions?

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Old 04-30-07, 04:04 AM
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I say..........Get a new bike while you're at it.
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Check Adrenaline Bikes in Orange, CA and see if they have them still. They show up in their online catalog:

http://www.adrenalinebikes.com/store...=Shock%20Parts

But I have to agree that it is probably time for a new steed.
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Thanks

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Did you check the lead you were given?

OK, try this. Risse Racing in NorCal may still make a shock upgrade for this. Check out this page:
http://www.risseracing.com/proflex.shtml
. . . and call them.

If they don't, or if you don't bother to take some initiative and run down the lead, don't come back here three weeks later and complain.
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I was

making a dig at the guy that said get a new bike! That is not an option for me! My 753 is fine for my needs right now and I don't have a problem riding it like it is. I would like to find any options to restore the suspension but don't have the time right now to chase it all down.

Thanks for the suggestions I will see what I can do with it. My older 753 is not listed in the rissen racing site as it is a single elastomer early vintage!

Thanks again everyone!
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If you can find a place that sells K2's you might be able to get replacement parts. Proflex changed their name to K2 years ago.

Good luck finding parts for it.
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Originally Posted by Mr. Smashy
If you can find a place that sells K2's you might be able to get replacement parts. Proflex changed their name to K2 years ago.

Good luck finding parts for it.
K2 is actually still alive and well and living on Vashon Island right here in the Evergreen State. Their customer service can be contacted here:

http://www.k2bikes.com/support/email...ustomerService
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I found the solution right under my *****. The price on the after market springs/elastomer's are probably fair; but for a 10 year old bike??... I dunno... I found couple of suitable springs in the innards of 2 old office chairs. Now I mean old; they are they old "steel case" roller chairs with an adjustable back; gray frame and crap brown plastic upholstery. They are roughly the right size of the spring I envisioned would fit. I have no idea about spring rates or progressive compression; but they have to be better than the petrified elastomer's that are on there now................
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I found the solution right under my *****. The price on the after market springs/elastomer's are probably fair; but for a 10 year old bike??... I dunno... I found couple of suitable springs in the innards of 2 old office chairs. Now I mean old; they are they old "steel case" roller chairs with an adjustable back; gray frame and crap brown plastic upholstery. They are roughly the right size of the spring I envisioned would fit. I have no idea about spring rates or progressive compression; but they have to be better than the petrified elastomer's that are on there now................
We are requesting pictures of the finished retro fit, when completed!
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I've got a razzoo indoor trainer you can chuck that baby in when you get it put back together:

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Will do.........the rear will be a snap....the fork'll be tough; lotsa' parts to get to the elastomers..... I guess the Girven folks didn't think the design would outlast the parts and didn't plan for shade tree mechanics.....
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