Hoprocker, the frame set up of your Tufftrax is exactly the same as what my '92 Traverse Elite was. The only irritations with that bike was the pulley at the bottom of the seat tube siezing fairly regularly due to the alloy pulley centre corroding and the stickers behind the cables, on both sides those stickers did not last long and judging by your bike, to me it indicates it has not had a lot of use. I do remember the grey Saracens, quite a statement when most bikes of that era went for bright and eye challenging paint jobs.
I still have the memory of walking around Halfords in the summer of '92 trying to work out what bike I would like opposed to what I could afford, I fell in love with the Saracens and remember seeing a yellow e- stay hydrotech, but it was the grey Tufftrax I wanted. So a few weeks later a neighbour told me his son's bike shop is closing down ( Conquest Cycles in Wallasey) and I could do a cash deal if I want, and what bike was I after. I said Saracen Tufftrax and a week later he turns up with a Traverse Elite, more than what I wanted to pay, but I borrowed the extra hundred and bought the bike for £450, it lasted 12 years before I stupidly left it in the care of my ex wife. It might still be around in the Oxford area, very noticeable as I had the seat tube acid etched with a number relating to my North Western post code.
But that day the bike turned up, my pal was around he who got me into mtb's on his Diamond Back Ascent with the lovely smoke and white paint job, he was surprised at the weight of the thing, it being noticeably far lighter than his, think the figures were 26 pounds. but that day straight away it got covered in mud as I hit the local trails and came back with a puncture, for it turned out the rim rapes were not seated properly and the spoke nipples pierced the inner tube.
That bike went everywhere, up the lake district and peak district, i.e. it hit real mountains.
1992 Saracen Traverse Elite ( Sadly Lost
1993 Saracen Tufftrax Elite. ( STOLEN IN PLYMOUTH AREA !!!- http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewto ... 92#1202592
1995 GT Timberline.
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