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1998 Hoffman Flash XL

#1 2015-12-12 7:35pm

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1998 Hoffman Flash XL

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1998 Hoffman Flash XL

"The Race bike that thinks it's a Trail bike"

**SOLD 6.21.17**
Was reading an article about Taj's favourite bikes a couple years ago, covering everything from Fairdale, back to his very first 20". At some point while riding for HB, Taj rode a Flash, and at the time, I had only ever seen (or taken note of) the 1996 Flash with ovalized tubing. I didn't even know there was a gen2 Flash with Taj-style seatstays and gusset. Make mine an XL, please! Oh, I can have that in orange? Don't mind if I do! I picked this up from the Beta, frame / fork only, and it was in pretty bad shape. Thrashed paint, dented DT and fork leg, just generally tired. New powder and some elbow grease was all it took to get this bird ready to fly. This '98 is wearing '97 decals -- the set meant for the red frame from that year. I had a set of the proper '98 decals, but they're just ugly...
Frame: 1998 Hoffman Bikes Flash XL
Fork: 1998 Hoffman Bikes Flash
Stem: Correct '97-'99 HB stem (came from a donor Flash courtesy Ziznack)
Bars: HB Fantastic Four Piece bars (powdered with the f/f, originally black)
Grips: ODI Longnecks
Hubs: Unknown sealed 36h high-flange (flip-flop rear) black anodized. Sweet. Spin forever.
Rims: Alex Supra-B, 36h, smoked chrome finish.
Brake: Shimano LX
Lever: Tektro
Cable: Jagwire
Brake Pads: Shimano
Crank: Primo Powerbite, 180mm
Sprocket: Profile
Pedals: GT DX
Rear tire: Primo V-Monster, 1.95
Front Tire: Primo Dirt Monster, 2.125
Seat: Great era-correct HB logo seat by Velo (I have an OG HB embroidered seat, but it needs restoration.)
Post: GT micro-adjust (wearing HB decal)
Clamp: integrated ('98 only!)
BB: Primo, sealed
HS: Dia-Tech, Original spec
Other: HB padset, came from gordy


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#2 2015-12-13 5:52am

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Re: 1998 Hoffman Flash XL

cool

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#3 2015-12-13 1:35pm

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Re: 1998 Hoffman Flash XL

Good bike and equally good description.  One of my friends had one of these in 1998/1999 and really liked it.  For a race bike, it was a bit heavy, but it was perfect at the trails cool .


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#4 2016-08-04 2:43pm

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Re: 1998 Hoffman Flash XL

This is a very cool bike.


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#5 2016-08-05 4:46pm

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Re: 1998 Hoffman Flash XL

Thanks Perront!


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#6 2016-11-28 6:12am

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Re: 1998 Hoffman Flash XL

The f/f, as found.

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