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PostPosted: Tue Jun 25, 2013 8:27 pm 
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Should be the same as my traverse but with the competition part from the brochure.

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Can take some closer shots if you have no luck.


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 25, 2013 9:05 pm 
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cheers Daniel....I'll pass them on to the Gil


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 26, 2013 11:54 am 
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dw_uk2000 wrote:
Should be the same as my traverse but with the competition part from the brochure.

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Can take some closer shots if you have no luck.


Wow! that purple and blck colour scheme just looks gorgeous 8) ..


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 26, 2013 12:08 pm 
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It's in lovely condition.


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 26, 2013 12:38 pm 
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Muddy paw wrote:

Wow! that purple and blck colour scheme just looks gorgeous 8) ..


Cheers! Was £20 well spent :P


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 26, 2013 2:02 pm 
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Here's my Saracen. Its a 96 Rufftrax bought cheaply as a bare frame on a whim from Degsy. Wasn't sure what to do with it - the frame is nice enough, fits me very well, but wasnt worth spending out the cash on a proper Retrobuild.

So, after a bit of mulling I decided to build it up as an expedition bike on the cheap. Most of the bits are either from on here as Karma, very cheap, or from my Box O'Shite. Only thing I spend any significant money on was the wheels, if you can call £25 signifcant for Miche hub on Rigida rims, with a sweet Shimano dynohub front. All topped off with cheap, but easily rub-downable-and-repairable, paint by yours truly.

Nearly done, been held up my my recent rib injury. Just needs a fistfull of cables, the 3 remaining brake pads fitting, and the lights, then its ready for its first camping weekend away. Cheap, tough, effective - a bit like me! :D

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 28, 2013 7:31 pm 
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That really does look good 8) but i could never put slicks on an mtb :shock: as it's a bit like putting knobbly tyres on a road racing machine :facepalm: ..


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 28, 2013 7:48 pm 
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Slicks on a mountain bike are awesome. Fast riding in traffic is good fun if your brave, and I would rather be on amountain bike than any road bike.

BITD the couriers in London all had slicks and the pace was intense.

I have 1.125 inch slicks on my trekker xt at the moment and use it as my around town bike and have even done a triathlon on it and did quite well.

They have their place but tbh I wouldnt use big fat ones like pictured above, 1.5 inch at the most.. .


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 28, 2013 7:55 pm 
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Heres my original trekker in 1989, you could say this is in "expedition mode". This is taken in north wales so I had it set up with racks and panniers but went most of the way on the train!

This is when I lived in London so I think most of the time the racks would be off it but the slicks (1.5 tioga city slickers in the picture) would have stayed on for my ten mile each way to work. And then the farmer johns tyres would go on at weekends if I went mountain biking but this bike saw more roads than off roads, and is how my new one is set up.


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 28, 2013 8:01 pm 
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Chopper, I have a stem with the through fitting for the cable if you want it? So you coul dispense with the cable hanger. Its 1 1/8th though, looks like your using one that converts down to 1 inch but cant tell.

Its says Matrix on it so its not an original saracen. Its black.


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