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 Post subject: Saracen with 'problems'
PostPosted: Thu Apr 11, 2013 9:45 pm 
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Impulse buy on ebay, I knew about the stuck seat post but was ok with this challenge, however the BB is tight and not moved yet, but also found a pin prick hole and obviously with a bit of poking has enlarged.
Is it worth a repair or economically not viable?


Also can anyone identify the frame and forks, have been surprised how narrow it is for the wheel width? also the forks have thread inserts for front rack mounts halfway up fork leg

With the horizontal drop outs was thinking of a retro single speed build!


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 11, 2013 9:46 pm 
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 11, 2013 9:54 pm 
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That's rotten, I'd just scrap it.


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 11, 2013 9:58 pm 
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That's not surface rust. repairing it would require replacing at least a part of the chainstay, which is not easy nor viable. R.I.P. Saracen.


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 11, 2013 9:59 pm 
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Is the RD hanger bent as well or just a funny pic?


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 11, 2013 10:00 pm 
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On the plus side the headtube looks nice :)


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 11, 2013 10:05 pm 
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So fiberglass sheet and filler no good then ? repaired many a hole in the car during the 70's like that :lol:


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 11, 2013 10:18 pm 
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Looks like a 91 limited edition. Not as high end as it sounds! Xc-jimbo has one for £25 ish frame forks etc so no, not worth repairing I'm afraid.


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 11, 2013 11:18 pm 
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Looks like that's been in storage at the bottom of a canal for the last 10 years. I wouldn't take on repairin that unless it was my unicorn bike or a rare example that deserves it. Sounds like it neither.


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 11, 2013 11:29 pm 
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That Hope decal looks structural.


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