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    Scored a Proflex today

    Got this today for free, guy was throwing it away, any info would help, I already found the elastomer and ordered it.

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    Firstly, regardless of what anyone says, you got a bargain.

    It's a 1996 and looks mostly original, except for the wheels.

    Bill's Bike: Magnolia Marc's 1996 Proflex Attack

    Pro Flex were a great bike in their day and they have a lot of die-hard fans still. Replacing the elastomer is the first step, and you're on your way with that. Forks are next to check over, they look a bit "compressed" and will likely need new elastomers or springs.

    Nice score!

    Grumps

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    Check out Proflex / K2 Riders Group News . It's an old site and a bit hard to navi but good info.
    Welcome to the site.
    Round and round we go

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    I found an old steel Proflex frame in front of a dumpster in SF a number of years ago. Replaced the shot elastomers with a spring from an Amp fork, machined new pivot bushings, and rode it for a couple of years. The thing was a tank. Gave it to my buddy for his 40th bday in 2004, and he rode it until this spring, when we replaced the spring with an aluminum strut, and converted it to a "hardtail" single speed.

    He calls it his "torture device." I've ridden it, and the name is appropriate.

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    He threw those wheels out too? Those would sell for a couple hundred easy.

    I have a '95 Pro-Flex and it's a great XC bike (although it has the Girvin Vector fork which I am a big fan of - Rock Shox not so much but everyone rode them BITD).

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    thanks for the info

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    like others have said, nice score!

    The spinergy wheels are worth some on the used market.
    Looks like the brakes lever/shifters are XTR, tho it looks like 950/952 which would be compatible with v-brakes but your bike has cantis. I forget how the combination will function, mushy brakes?

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    Ya...sweet score...not a "better" proflex frame but you sure cant beat that price...I'd love to have those rims on my proflex...enjoy your new bike!

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