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    Proflex elastomer help

    I am one of the lucky ones who has found my first high end bike again a co worker had an almost spot on duplicate of this bike sitting in the back of his tool shed so i bought it and i need to rebuild it and i am wondering if anyone knows where i can score some elastomer springs for a proflex
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    You'll probably have better luck getting a spring to fit it - I looked for elastomers while trying to get an old 857 in working condition before selling it a couple of years ago and had no luck. I was running a spring on my (other) 857 in '96 and it felt much better than elastomers anyhow.

    Good luck

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    Mojo Wheels used to have a box of those elastomers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FunkMaster
    Mojo Wheels used to have a box of those elastomers.
    Steve in particular used to ride an 857 - you might hit him up (at Mojo)

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    Whew, what a beaut! Suspension fork AND suspension stem! She's a keeper!

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    yeah i am going to cherry this bike its not really about the ride of the elastomers its about bieng true to myself and when i had scraped together the 500 dollars mowing lawns when i was 15 not to buy a car but trade in my huffy for a proflex thats what this is about

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    Wasn't a new pro-flex much more than $500 back in the day? I payed $450 for a rigid in '92.

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    To be true to how they came stock you should but an old school Girvin fork on that ride.

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    i was 15 in 1995 so the bike was used

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    it actual came with a rockshox mag threaded fork but if i cand find the girvin i will

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    There's an outfit in Scotland that makes new (not old stock) elastomers for many of the ProFlex bikes: Rapid Descent Scotland

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    Nice, that going to be sweet.


    I have this amp fork laying around, my first front suspension fork, and I totally want to build a hardtail around it



    1" threaded if anyone has a donor frame

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    WOW a AMP fork.. I had a friend who had the first AMP Bike and it Cracked a few weeks later...It had 2 small down tubes i think even smaller then a dime,,, It was a sweet bike but man there frames just did not hold up...

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    never had a amp frame but that fork was on a cannondale of mine for 10 years without a hitch. I'd love to build a SS around it for tooling around MM in the winter or something. Its got a great feel, believe it or not(nostalgia may be be blinding my memory here ). its just sitting in the garage waiting for a 1" threaded headtube to join with again.
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    If Mojo doesn't have it, try First Flight bikes.

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    I had three Amps from back in the day. I never used their forks. But the frame handled great
    for their time. The coil over shocks would blow up if you looked at the wrong.
    I went from an Amp 4 (i think) to a Titus Switchblade. Basically the same bike. Just not a
    noodle.
    I JUST WANT A BICYCLE!!!!! " Why-why are you yelling at me?"
    WHATEVER, MAKE ME A BICYCLE CLOWN!!!!!!!!!

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    Nate, this guy in Granite has posted tons of stuff on craigslist in the past. I know this post isn't specific to your bike but he's had tons of parts in the past and might be a good contact.

    http://denver.craigslist.org/bik/716860849.html

    as a former pro-flex rider, I notice when things are listed. I used to ride an 855 and switched to that noleen rear "shock" that was offered aftermarket.

    Good luck!!!

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