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PostPosted: Tue Jul 19, 2011 12:58 pm 
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Gaz, that is a real beauty, but just one question. Is there any particular reason why the final piece of cable to the the rear mech is white & all other cabling is black? Not a criticism, just an observation :D


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 19, 2011 4:28 pm 
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It was half and half white/black cable but I will be changing it when I get new black cable- cheers for the kind comments.


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 19, 2011 4:49 pm 
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I picked up a black Limited Edition like that a few months ago for £1 (frame, fork, bars stem, seatpost & stuck cup & cone bb which I still haven't managed to loosen off. Going to try heat next.
Mine has the pierced top tube but ordinary Saracen stem (long but not that long!) 1 inch headset so I thought 1989/90, same era as my 1st ever mtb which was a 1989 Traverse with Mountain LX.
Building it up with whatever I have that I don't really want then it will serve as my son's retro baby seat bike.


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 20, 2011 9:37 am 
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jimbo-xc wrote:
I picked up a black Limited Edition like that a few months ago for £1 (frame, fork, bars stem, seatpost & stuck cup & cone bb which I still haven't managed to loosen off. Going to try heat next.
Mine has the pierced top tube but ordinary Saracen stem (long but not that long!) 1 inch headset so I thought 1989/90, same era as my 1st ever mtb which was a 1989 Traverse with Mountain LX.
Building it up with whatever I have that I don't really want then it will serve as my son's retro baby seat bike.


Bring it to the next meet!


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after early Sept I'm hoping Jon will be coming along on the retro rides (they arrive back from 5 yrs in Oz then) so he can bring it!
He raced juvenile/junior at all the local venues in the early/mid '90's on a 1990 Rockhopper (got stolen), a '91 Rockhopper Comp (got seriously crashed) then a 1992 Pine Mtn.
Will be great to have him back but will I manage to prise him off his modern full sus'?


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Just arrived today! Might need some advice folks! I got most of it covered but I'm gonna need some ball bearings.

I can see the headset just needs new bearings and races (advice appreciated) but I'm yet to take a BB apart so I'm not sure what goes on in there!!

I'll start a new thread for it.


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some updates to my killi racer ex coombers
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later xtr/wtb wheels and a middleburn crank ,not exactly period but
look right imo


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 20, 2011 10:19 pm 
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Just spent all evening reading this whole Saracen thread - great stuff guys. I think I had better see if I can get my old Tufftrax Extreme back from my Father-in-Law who has lent it to a school...

I still have the original flat handlebar somewhere in the garage and only the pedals, tyres and shifters are not original to my knowledge (ignoring the mudguards, X-Lites and rack which I bought in Oxford 1991).

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 29, 2011 9:41 am 
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Finally finished the Rufftrax.....

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As you can see I upgraded the front & rear mech to Shimano STX & managed to get a couple of origional elite bottle cages from ebay to match the yellow cables. Superstar locking grips & a new Saracen seat finish her off, I hope you guys like what I've done to her. I'll be taking her to work tomorrow to see how she rides :D

Not looking to bad for an entry level Saracen (back in 1996).


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