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PostPosted: Mon Aug 29, 2011 9:43 am 
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Oh, & obviously swapped out the origional grip shift gears for trigger types!


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 29, 2011 10:32 am 
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Nice Work!

Looks really well finished and above all functional too! Enjoy the ride.


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 29, 2011 4:18 pm 
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Good work!!


And, I think mine is finished too!

More pictures on the rebuild thread below.


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 29, 2011 11:33 pm 
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Here is the latest addition to my selection of Saracens.

After waiting for one to turn up I eventually got hold of this 1997 Kili Comp frame from Dead Rats on here.

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It's been built up with a period correct mix of LX V-brakes, STX-RC mechs and shifters and XT M738/9 hubs with Mavic 517 and 221 rims.
The Marzocchi Bomber Z2s are also period and perform very well.

It was out on it's first test ride this weekend, which turned out to be a 40 mile epic. Details and more pictures here: --> http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=161951

Anyway, the compliant wishbone rear end was a great match for the 80mm of front end travel and it rides very nicely.
It will definitely be upgraded and resprayed in time as it's a bit scruffy at the moment for a high quality 853 frame.


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 29, 2011 11:38 pm 
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coomber wrote:
legrandefromage wrote:
Trio!

lewis1641, Mark65 and my very own

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And not forgetting Chaser's with matching colour coded Judy's:


Thanks for the mention LGF :wink:


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 04, 2011 5:05 pm 
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Found this boys Rufftrax on eBay (Devon) http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/boys-mountain-bike-/150655869623?pt=UK_Bikes_GL&hash=item2313ca22b7#ht_500wt_1109 - I don't even remember Saracen doing kids bikes.
I can't seem to get the pictures to save so maybe someone on here might be able to get them for future historic interest. :D


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 05, 2011 8:29 pm 
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Well 99p actually (but I generously rounded it up) for the frame, fork, headset, bars, stem, stuck seatpost, stuck bb & through the top tube brake cable outer. I did have to drive to the next county to collect it though. Seatpost came out easily, bb was another matter but heavy duty power tools eventually sorted that out.
The idea was to put whatever I had on it for my son to stick a baby seat on when he returned from Oz after 5 yrs (yesterday while I was at Bristol for the SW region Retrobike ride!)
Most parts are period but the 8 speed shifters & STX mechs are definitely not, or the seat.
I'm hoping he'll get into the retro scene now he's back as we started at the same time in 1990, him on a pink-ish Rockhopper, me on a violet 1989 Saracen Traverse.


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 05, 2011 8:42 pm 
retrobike rider / Gold Trader
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Nice work Rupe and nice work Jimbo. Love them both. 8)


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 05, 2011 11:26 pm 
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Was chatting to Rupert about this at the South west meet and it reminded me to put some photos up. These are the pics from the sellers ad. Its worse in real life lol!

I think its around 1986??

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 05, 2011 11:50 pm 
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Do I remember that one on e bay? Where in the country was it? How much?

I like it, but I think you have a mammoth job on your hands!


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