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PostPosted: Fri Aug 14, 2009 10:33 am 
Old School Hero
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hah -- disposable "winter commuter" is what I had in mind, as well.
where are we now - mid-August?

I suppose I've become attached... :oops: :)


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 14, 2009 9:37 pm 
NE, North and West Yorks AEC
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Hi, Is there any way I can tell what model & year my Saracen is. I think it was about 94ish it had a Ti (Type) paint finish and was rigid.
Sorry for no pics, But I don't know how to post them, Also I'm old and stupid. Ho yes its steel as well, Its a parts bin build and has been for a few years. It was stolen (from me) at one time but came back home on its own, It has bin a single speed and 27 speed as well. At the moment its 18 speed (22,32 & bash-ring) I still think it has a nice steel feel, Even though its probably 15 years old. The one thing it always dose is make me smile when I ride it, Thanks in advance for any help and keeping me up till 2am last nite reading this :lol:


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 15, 2009 12:29 am 
National & North West AEC
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It's often a bit difficult to accurately date a Saracen even with pictures, so it'll be nigh on impossible without.

Try the 'Add an Attachment' button just below the box you type in when posting a message to add a picture or two, then we can have a look.

And welcome to the site by the way... :)


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NE, North and West Yorks AEC
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Ok will try again, This is what it says when I try to post a pic (The Attachment is too big.
Max Size: 256 KB) And I don't know how to make the pics smaller. Any help would be appreciated :roll:


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 15, 2009 3:14 pm 
King of the Skip Monkeys
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use this to resize pics. It does other exciting things too.

http://www.irfanview.com/


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North Wales AEC / OWMTBC 2010 Champion
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Pictures of Kaya's bike who had trouble uploading them.

I've left them large so you can see the bike.

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NE, North and West Yorks AEC
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Thanks for that Easy_Rider, I'll have to go back to school to learn about these computer things :oops:


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 17, 2009 11:02 am 
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Location: Orkney, and the moral high ground
Twenty years ago today I collected my brand new Saracen Tufftrax from the Edinburgh Bike Co-op, thrilled at the state of art 21 speed Shimano Hyperglide gearing, Deore thumbshifters and Mountain LX mechs, Biopace chainrings, cantilever brakes, full Cromoly fork and double-butted frame and handbuilt wheels with black anodised rims.

£332.95 it cost me, and That Was A Lot Of Money In Those Days.

Still in daily use today though, and the frame, forks, shifters, mechs, seat, seatpost, bars, stem and grips are still original.

A bargain!

This baby has accompanied me down trails in the Rockies, a run from Edinburgh to Orkney, up countless hills/mountains, in a collision on a roundabout in Portobello and to the shops. Here's to the next 20 years!

Pictured yesterday:

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 17, 2009 1:46 pm 
King of the Skip Monkeys
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£14.99 'bankrupt stock' 19" frame:
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/BANKRUPT-26-WHEEL ... _988wt_939

box of Mountain LX bits

some yellow stuff and wallah!


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 17, 2009 1:54 pm 
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Cheese, is that rear mech two grafted together? I like the road style bit.


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