I'm still toying with the idea of getting new decals for the Hardtrax, or sticking with the original weather-worn ones.. There's a missing 'x' on the seattube, but apart from that they are all intact, so I'm tempted to just helicopter tape over them & keep the well-worn look..
Weighed the frame the other day & came up at a touch over 3.5Kg..
I had forgotten how heavy old steelies were!
My Hardtrax will be an absolute paragon of distaste..
Building it up as my ideal retro dream-bike with a myriad of awesome parts, totally unsuitable for the frame but I don't care, 'cos it's all about fun!!
I have got therefore an entire bike's worth of OEM low-end Saracen/Shimano kit, all in good nick and eminently usable, so if anyone needs anything for a build or a spare give me a shout!
(Check out the 1997 catalogue for the parts listing! http://www.retrobike.co.uk/gallery2/v/Manufacturer+Archive/Saracen/Catalogues/Saracen_1997.pdf.html
2013 On One Scandal | 2011 Ghost ASX 3700 | 2008 Magura Test Bike | 2006 Raleigh RS950
1999 Voodoo Hoodoo | 1999 Raleigh RSP 450 | 1997 Giant ATX-D 990 | 1997 Ghost X-700
1995 Giant Cadex MCM-3 | 1995 Voss Ti | 1993 Giant Cadex CFM-2 | 1992 RS Topline Mammoth