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 Post subject: Saracen Trekkers ?
PostPosted: Mon May 08, 2006 10:59 am 
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Does anybody ever see any of the 89-90 saracen trekker comps still kicking around ? Do you have one ? Did you have one?,
Pea green colour with the rear seatstay-wishbone mounted U-brake and fork U-brake up front................

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What did you guys think of them :?: Love :? Hate

I loved these things and there was a lot around at one point, Used to be a mint one in york and was gonna offer to buy it next time I saw it, but typically now I have dosh I dont see it any more :( .
If youve got one you want to offload or know of one FS somewhere, give us a nod.


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PostPosted: Mon May 08, 2006 3:59 pm 
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i used to love the purple kili flyer comp of the same era :P


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Very cool. Didn't they do a similar model in a blue?


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 Post subject: Trekkers
PostPosted: Mon May 08, 2006 9:04 pm 
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Love em...although the U brakes clogged with mud like crazy!

The previous years (1988) was model a cool light blue / turquoise / aquamarine (we sort of pretended it was similar to the YETI blue , although it really isn't)

It was my my ever MTB , and remained in regular use until the late 1990s.
In the early days the steer tube of the forks had to straightend out on more than one occassion!

There was a review in MBUK No.3 Vol.1 (alongside an Overbury's Pioneer mmm, Scott something nahh)

Will endevour to dig out some amusing retro photos


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 Post subject: Saracen Trekker
PostPosted: Mon May 08, 2006 9:21 pm 
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Hi there, im in the process of cleaning one up, it is light blue/green with a Deore XT groupset, yep the Xt rear U brake.

Will get some pics asap, and it will be going on the bay soon after that.


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My mate had the 1989 Kili Flyer Comp, the fillet brazed tange prestige model, absolutely beutiful...don't think there'll be many trekker copms in NZ, but I'll keep my eyes peeled! :shock:

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I've only been thinking about the Trekker comp recently.
I loved the looks. Those u brakes seemed to make it look more solid and chunky.

We sold a couple at the cycle shop i worked in...... needless to say, i never wanted to see them leave!


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Wow, I used to have one of those! Raced it in the Sussex Nutters for a coupla years.. If it rained [99% probability] you were buggered.. I did the Jevington one off "WipeOut" race in 89ish and dragged the thing round it was so muddy.. Must have a photo somewhere..

I changed the front fork for a Tange Big Fork and put XT cantis up front.. It had Wolber AT18 rims, DX throughout [mine had thumbies I'm sure, and an ultra rare black DX chainset] and handlebars that could have been cut offs from a North Sea Oil Rig.. Mega thick..

I think the old forks might be at my folks' place in Eastbourne, I'm back there in a coupla weeks so I'll check..

Got a mate who is still riding his '89 Tufftrax with all the original Mountain LX/Deore II/Farmer Johns gear on it..


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Hi there, im in the process of cleaning one up, it is light blue/green with a Deore XT groupset, yep the Xt rear U brake.


:) Like to see that............

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I think the old forks might be at my folks' place in Eastbourne, I'm back there in a coupla weeks so I'll check..


:o gimme gimme.

For those that never caught it first time heres the 89-90 catalogue :arrow:
http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=501


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[img]http://images.fotopic.net/yd6szi.jpg

Lakeland circa1988[/img]


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