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Hello My name is patric from San Diego, Ca and i need some help just came into a Proflex 845, in very good condition and looks to be very well preserved, has not been upgraded that i can see still has the elostomer suspension, has lx/xt components and mavic rims, clor is a orange/red maybe
my question is can i run the serial @ thru a dat base and find out the history of this bike like you would a car, if so can someone tell me how thx
serial # is H4A017103:D
Sorry made an error it is a 854
 

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zim04 said:
Hello My name is patric from San Diego, Ca and i need some help just came into a Proflex 845, in very good condition and looks to be very well preserved, has not been upgraded that i can see still has the elostomer suspension, has lx/xt components and mavic rims, clor is a orange/red maybe
my question is can i run the serial @ thru a dat base and find out the history of this bike like you would a car, if so can someone tell me how thx
serial # is H4A017103:D
Sorry made an error it is a 854
Pretty sure there's nothing like carfax for bikes...the closest you could do is narrow down the year of manufacture...
 

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Aside from a close visual inspection to make sure there is no frame damage...there isn't much you can do about its history aside from what the previous owner told you. Its just a bike.

If you're unsure, take to Velo Cult Bike Shop and have them give it the once over.
 

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The serial numbers mean nothing, but it can identify the model number. An 854 is a 1994 model (the last number= the year) and the second from the top of the line for that year. A 954 would have been the top model in 1994.
 

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RichBeBe said:
Not the OP's bike but here is my powder-coated 854.
I had almost the exact bike. I paid 800 bucks for it back in the day and it got stolen in less than a month. I was only making minimum wage at the time so that really hurt. It took me months to save up for my 96 stumpjumper.
 

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I had almost the exact bike. I paid 800 bucks for it back in the day and it got stolen in less than a month. I was only making minimum wage at the time so that really hurt. It took me months to save up for my 96 stumpjumper.
Not the original fork for an 854. The original had yellow elastomers.
Without a doubt one of the most neutral handling bicycles I've ever owned.

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No the forks are not original and neither are the v-brakes in the rear, or the stem, or the grip shifts, or the front canti-levers, or the brake levers, or the bar ends, or the pedals, or the...
The bike has been ridden and was modified over the years.
 
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