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Old 01-09-05, 12:56 PM
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Photos of my Proflex 957




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Old 01-09-05, 12:58 PM
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what?! no disc brakeS?! how does that ride?
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Old 01-09-05, 01:03 PM
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Originally Posted by PanPanX
what?! no disc brakeS?! how does that ride?
It rides AWESOME. Super frame...one of the best bikes ever made I say.
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Old 01-09-05, 01:24 PM
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excuse my ignorance, but is it healthy for the rear derailleur to be stretched out that much?
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Old 01-09-05, 01:32 PM
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No, its not healthy for the chain too.
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Old 01-09-05, 01:39 PM
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THat chain is at least 3 links too short, maybe 2
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A ProFlex with original Rapid Rise... that's not something you see every day. I had an 856 (still do, but it's not built up) with a very similar parts spec. It was a great ride, in its day.
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Old 01-09-05, 03:24 PM
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Yes, back in the day those where excellent bikes...still are
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Originally Posted by jinderv
No, its not healthy for the chain too.
wait.. if you know its not good for it.. why didnt you fix it when you got it?
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Old 01-09-05, 05:43 PM
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I could have done it myself but I had plans to take it in to a dealer the next day to get a full tune-up - so I left it for them.
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Cool, I've got a built up 857. Do yourself a favor and dump those boat anchor noleen coilover shocks.

I put some Risse racing shocks on mine and it made a world of difference. I also put easton carbon bar on it plus titec carbon seatpost, the re-engineered spinergy spox, profile carbon crank, xtr rear and front derailleur plus rocket shifters. Squadra saddle. Got the bike down to 22.5 lbs
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Old 01-10-05, 05:48 PM
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SWEET! thanks man
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ive always been fascinated with those forks. how do they ride?
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ive always been fascinated with those forks. how do they ride?
There's a reason why they're not made anymore.
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Not very good.
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Appreciate the old bikes more than the new.
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sweet looking bike. way to resurrect an old beast. i've got a 955 frame sitting around. still thinking about how im going to upgrade those elastomers. not a wide selection of rear shocks, and also i have the older strut. not sure about spending 3 bills on a new risse.
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theres one in the back of my LBS and it has an elastomer that is not squishy :/
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Neat looking bike but it's single-pivot... I'd think it would bounce like mad when you pedal out of the saddle.
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nice bike, and great looking photos. must be a good digital camera.
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I've had 2 ProFlexes. The rear suspension isn't very active when you're on the brakes. Any of you who have spent time on a Girvin fork probably understand the term "Girvin endo". Slow bumps that put your weight a little forward load the fork funny and the way the fork travels (kind of a on "J" shaped curve) the rebound can launch you over the bars. Laterally the fork is pretty stiff tho.
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Originally Posted by Dirtbike
ive always been fascinated with those forks. how do they ride?

For XC they are the best... but don't take my word for it...

http://www.mtbr.com/reviews/Front_Sh...ct_21530.shtml
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Originally Posted by x_v1p3r_x
nice bike, and great looking photos. must be a good digital camera.

Thank you.... I used my Canon 20D mated with my 24-70L lens.
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Old 01-11-05, 04:27 PM
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Originally Posted by cryogenic
Neat looking bike but it's single-pivot... I'd think it would bounce like mad when you pedal out of the saddle.
No such problems with this bike... just killer hill climbing powers and super plush ride
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Old 01-11-05, 04:36 PM
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Originally Posted by Raiyn
There's a reason why they're not made anymore.

readhttp://www.mtbr.com/reviews/Front_Sh...ct_21530.shtml
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Old 01-11-05, 04:39 PM
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Originally Posted by tFUnK
sweet looking bike. way to resurrect an old beast. i've got a 955 frame sitting around. still thinking about how im going to upgrade those elastomers. not a wide selection of rear shocks, and also i have the older strut. not sure about spending 3 bills on a new risse.
Wow... nice project bike! I say do her up...it'll be fun! Do you photos of your Frame?
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